Episode #17: Jara Chimrman: The man, the myth, the legend
This is the original "International Man of Mystery". He is the most famous Czech in history for accomplishments ranging from discovering the North Pole to inventing the telephone. Many believe this famous man of the late 19th century helped shape the 20th century through his inspired yet overshadowed accomplishments.
Plays, books, and several film adaptations have kept his memory alive for over one hundred years.
Not too bad for a man that never existed.
We will do our best to piece together the semi-factual fragments of Chimrman's life and present this legend that is little known to outsider yet revered by the Czech people.