In this episode the Chief reveals that the "Cone of Silence" was invented by Professor Cone.
Lamont Cranston award:
Lamont Cranston was the real name of the radio drama hero The Shadow. The Shadow had the ability to be invisible. This is why the award for being able to lose a tail is called the Lamont Cranston award.
Episode Title: A Tale of Two Tails
The episode gets it name from the classic Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities.