Useless Information Podcast

UI #33 - The Little Widow of Herald Square

May 5, 2010

Ida Mayfield Wood lived as a recluse in the Herald Square Hotel in NYC for 24 years.  When she died, 1,103 people claimed to be the heir to her fortune.  Eight years later not a single one of them got a penny.  Listen to this great story to find out who did.  Also find out where the geographic center of the United States is located, the guy that married his mother-in-law, the 200 bees that brought the post office to a halt, and a lucky goldfish that survived an earthquake.  Retrosponsor:  Teel Liquid Dentifice.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.