Society & Culture:History
THE ANTI-FUNGAL MAYOR WHO NEVER WAS - 1967
STRANGE — BUT FORGOTTEN:
MINI-EPISODE # 5.
In July 1967, thousands of newspapers, across the United States, published the news that a can of foot powder had been elected as mayor of a town in Ecuador. But, the story was completely untrue. How were they all duped?
Foot Powder Wins Election, Hands Down, Reuters (news service), July 17, 1967.
Foot Powder Produces Headaches in Ecuador, New York Times, July 18, 1967.
Correction, United Press International, July 20, 1967.
The Foot Powder That Ran For Mayor (And Won), Mental Floss, September 2, 2012.
The 10 Most Bizarre Politicians Ever Elected To Office, Buzzfeed, June 23, 2014.
Foot Powder Wins In A Landslide, And Other Unsavory Election Trivia, National Public Radio (NPR), November 1, 2014.
Tea Party, Sarah Palin, and Third Party Facts, Chicago Tribune, October 3, 2010.
The 8 Most Successful Candidates Who Weren’t Human, Cracked, February 14, 2011.
Was a Mayoral Election Won by a Foot Powder? Snopes, February 2, 2006; updated February 26, 2018.
Guest Co-Host - Allyson Koplin of Dumb & Busted Podcast.
Reuters reporter - Scott Ennis of Stories of Yore Podcast.
Intro Narrator – Erin Fleming of Redrum Blonde podcast.
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Typewriter with Bell
Prof. Prof. Walter Kotschnig, quoted in The Smith Alumnae Quarterly (February1940), Volumes 31, Number 2, Chapel and Assembly Notes, Start Page 151, Quote Page 153, Published by the Alumnae Association of Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts. See also, Quote Investigator, April 13, 2014.
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