Marc Hartzman is the author of American Sideshow: An Encyclopedia of History's Most Wondrous and Curiously Strange Performers and Found on eBay: 101 Genuinely Bizarre Items From the World's Online Yard Sale. He is also a contributor to Bizarre Magazine. He began a self-published magazine, Backwash, in 1995. When not writing about the strange and unusual, Hartzman writes about fine goods and services as a senior copywriter for a large ad agency.
During Open Lines George offered a 'Fortune Cookie' hotline for people who have received a fortune that has come true. The Coast host also cracked open a couple of cookies and read some of his fortunes ("Practice is the best of all instructors." and "You outdistance all competitors.") on air. John from Delaware remembered the time he decided to play his fortune cookie's 'lucky numbers' in the Powerball lottery. He said he played the numbers every week for six months. A month after he stopped playing the numbers, John lamented, they hit for a jackpot worth $50 million. Margo in San Diego said she received a fortune informing her that she would go far in medical research, and did just that by becoming an internationally published medical researcher. Margo also claims to have worked as an undercover operative for the CDC. ... More »Host: George Noory