In order of appearance in book:


Sources for Michael Malloy,1255937&hl=en


Sources for Lobster Boy


Sources for Oofty Goofty


Sources for David Hahn


Sources for Elvis and Nixon


Sources for Rainbow Man,,20109199,00.html,,20098186,00.html


Sources for Rube Waddell

The Team-By-Team Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball  By Tony La Russa, Dennis Purd

Honus Wagner and His Pittsburgh Pirates: Scenes from a Golden Era byBy Ronald T. Wald


Sources for Lenny Dykstra


Sources for Tim "Doc" Anderson

Hotten, John: The Years of the Locusts   Yellow Jersey May 1, 2008  and various from:,,20098632,00.html


Sources for 10 Cent Beer Night


Sources for  John Brinkley

Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam byPope Brock - Broadway Books

The Bizarre Careers of John R. Brinkley  By R. Alton Lee


Sources for Henry Heimlich


Sources for Freeman's Lobotomies

Jack El-Hai's "The Lobotomist"


Sources for The Stomach Men

Open Wound - The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont by Jason Karlawish - University of Michigan Press


Sources for Resurrection Men


Sources for The Flying Pinto


Sources for Action Park


Source for  Jackson Cheese


Sources for Dollop # 99 - The Radium Girls


Sources for #129 - Straw Hat Riot,1489569&dq=straw-hat+riot&hl=en,3136231&dq=straw-hat+riot&hl=en

A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America By Jenna Weissman Joselit,1489569&dq=straw-hat+riot&hl=en


Sources for Egg Nog Riot

J. Agnew (1979) The Eggnog riot. Presidio Press.


Sources for Newport Sex Scandal

Murphy, Lawrence R.  Perverts by Official Order: The Campaign Against Homosexuals by the United States Navy.  1988 by The Haworth Press, Inc.

“Committee on Naval Affairs, Alleged Immoral Conditions at Newport”

Allan Bérubé’s ‘The History of Gay Bathhouses’


Sources for The Vampire Panic

The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters- By Rosemary Guiley

“A History of Vampires in New England,” by Thomas D’Agostino.


Sources for Dollop # 73 - Mike The Chicken


The Death of George Washington

Textbook of Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine by Sally V. Rudmann


Sources for The Dolphin


Sources for Mike The Chicken


Sources for The Hippo Bill

American Hippopotamus by Jon Mooallem - The Atavist



Sources for Dollop # 59 - George Spencer


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