On this episode, we talk about a few of history’s more interesting failed publicity stunts. For example, the story of Crush, Texas:

Crush, Texas was a temporary “city” established as the site of a one-day publicity stunt in the U.S. state of Texas in 1896. William George Crush, general passenger agent of the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad (popularly known as the “Katy”, from its “Em-Kay-Tee” initials), conceived the idea in order to demonstrate a staged train wreck as a public spectacle. No admission was charged, and train fares to the crash site were offered at the reduced rate of US$2 from any location in Texas.

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