How Curious Have you heard some story about Oklahoma and wondered if it was really true? KGOU's Claire Donnelly gets to the bottom of legends, rumors, tall tales and other curiosities in Oklahoma.
How Curious

How Curious

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Have you heard some story about Oklahoma and wondered if it was really true? KGOU's Claire Donnelly gets to the bottom of legends, rumors, tall tales and other curiosities in Oklahoma.

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How Curious: A City That Never Was?

Why is there a Putnam City school district in Oklahoma but no Putnam City?

How Curious: Why Can't You Buy A Car In Oklahoma On Sunday?

KGOU listener John Potts noticed every auto dealership in the state is closed on Sunday, so he asked How Curious for an explanation. It turns out that Oklahoma is one of several states that forbids motor vehicle sales on Sundays.

How Curious: Was Wiley Post A Convicted Felon?

Aviator Wiley Post gained global fame in the 1930s. He was known for smashing around-the-world flight records, but did he also spend time in an Oklahoma prison for a felony?

How Curious: A Magnetic Hill?

On a special stretch of road near Springer, Oklahoma, it feels like gravity doesn't quite work-- when you shift a car into neutral gear, you feel like the car is rolling backwards up the hill. KGOU listener Vicki Weiss asked How Curious: Does this spot really defy gravity?

How Curious: What's The History Of Oklahoma City's Drag Shows?

Listener Daniel Humphrey heard Oklahoma City's drag performances used to be famous nationwide and that celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Johnny Carson visited the city to see shows. So he asked How Curious: Was Oklahoma home to one of the country's most renowned drag scenes?

How Curious: Is Mister Ed Buried In Oklahoma?

KGOU listener Adam Cotton heard the famous "talking" horse's final resting place is in the Sooner State. He asked How Curious: Is that true?

How Curious: Where Is Oklahoma's Southwest Corner?

George Bogaski is trying to walk the entire perimeter of Oklahoma, about 1,450 miles. Bogaski estimates he's hiked about 25 percent of the total distance, and he has a tradition of smoking a cigar at each of the state's corners. He's lit up at all of the others--but could not find the state's southwest corner. He asked How Curious: Where is the corner? Is there a marker?

How Curious: Did Louis L'Amour Live In Oklahoma?

Western author Louis L'Amour is said to have lived in Choctaw, Oklahoma during the 1930s and 1940s. One listener wanted to know if the rumor is true, and, if so, where exactly was his home?

How Curious: Where Were Oklahoma's Green Book Listings?

The Green Book was a guide for African Americans traveling during segregation. It listed businesses that did not discriminate on the basis of race. KGOU listener Luciana Simmons asked How Curious: Where were Oklahoma's Green Book entries? Do they still exist?

How Curious: Why Does Oklahoma Have So Many School Districts?

Oklahoma has more than 500 school districts--up to three times more than some states with similar student populations. KGOU listener Beverly Funderburk emailed How Curious and asked: "How did Oklahoma end up with so many districts?"

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