Would You Believe It? : Would You Believe It? No. 1 1933

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    Titles read: "Would you believe it? No. 1 Queer things the world over, Described by CHARLES EADE."

    Various locations of events.

    Several shots of an unfinished castle that was built single-handed by a man in the United States of America. Unfortunately, after working on the building for 15 years the man died (not sure if his death was related to his building work).

    In the Bayswater Road, London, we see various shots of Number 10, the smallest house in world, that is sandwiched in between two mansion houses. A young boy stands at the door. Charles Eade tells us the house is 18 feet high, 14 feet deep and 60 inches wide.

    At Lancaster Gate in London we see shots of the front of a smart house, complete with windows and doors. The view from the other side shows that this is just a facade - the underground passes behind the frontage and the fake house covers up the unsightly tube line and tunnel.

    Various shots of a collection of odd-shaped roots that a man has collected over a period of 10 years. Some make up the letters of the alphabet; another is shaped like a bird.

    At an unidentified location we see several shots of men who were drilling for oil and struck a white gas that turns to dry ice. The gas is seen shooting out of the drilling equipment and men chip the ice off the machinery.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    51795
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1622.05
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:37:00 / 01:10:39:00
    Canister:
    PSP 821
    Sort Number:
    PSP 821
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Would You Believe It? No. 1

Would You Believe It? No. 1

Charles Eade takes us on a tour of unusual things from around the world.

Would You Believe It? No. 2

Would You Believe It? No. 2

Unusual things from around the world including truffle hunting and Liverpool's Pet Cemetery.

Would You Believe It? No. 3

Would You Believe It? No. 3

Smallest shop in the world, pawnbroker pub, pious Sussex cottage and other strange things.

Would You Believe It? No. 5

Would You Believe It? No. 5

Odd things including Italian traffic lights, African dwellings and a whole house being moved.

Would You Believe It? No. 6

Would You Believe It? No. 6

Strange things from around Britain including a female town crier and a tiny London common.

Would You Believe It? No. 7

Would You Believe It? No. 7

Odd things including cat fur markings that spell 'mice' and a man playing hornpipe on pencil.

Would You Believe It? No. 8

Would You Believe It? No. 8

Strange things including tiny elephants inside a bean and a part of Cambridgeshire in London.

Would You Believe It? No. 10

Would You Believe It? No. 10

Odd things including an automatic garage door and a car park attendant in shining armour.

Would You Believe It? No. 11

Would You Believe It? No. 11

Odd things including strong man with a table, chair, piano and pianist on his chest.

Would You Believe It? No. 12

Would You Believe It? No. 12

Early writing and typewriting machines and insulators for electric lines being tested.

Would You Believe It? No. 13

Would You Believe It? No. 13

Strange street names in London, a German oil mill and how to mesmerise a chicken.

Would You Believe It? No. 14

Would You Believe It? No. 14

Huge mural takes shape in Manchester, a one-boy bus and a robot man startles the suburbs.

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Would You Believe It? No. 15

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