Weather: Rainmaker, Rainmaker, Go Away

As the writer of a daily humor column in the Tulsa World, Troy Gordon gets a lot of calls from people who are trying to be funny, so he was not at all surprised, back in July 1962, when a man called up and said he could make it rain. To prove it, he said he would make it rain in Tulsa within 72 hours after any day and hour that Gordon cared to name. Gordon amiably agreed to specify a time, reported the incident in his column. Within the designated 72 hours, it...

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