History Creeps presents That's Odd Episode 18 - The Ear That Started a War
During the late 1730s, England and Spain were locked in constant conflict over trade routes in the Caribbean. Believing that a war would help the English secure a victory over the Spanish, Parliament looked for any reason they could to make the first move. As it so happened, merchant ship captain Robert Jenkins had an ear for that sort of thing. Also, in the early 1950s, a three year old girl in Sweden begins to insist she is not who her parents think she is. This didn't seem too disturbing until years later when she and her family visited Amsterdam and she was able to navigate the city using memories that should not have existed. How did a severed body part start a war? Just who was Barbro Karlen? Join Chris and Johnny on this episode of That's Odd and find out!