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2 06, 2020

Hurricanes Can Be Named After Anybody Now, Thanks To Roxcy Bolton (Cool Weird Awesome 311)

By |2020-06-02T08:10:14-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

For a time the powers that be only named hurricanes after women. Roxcy Bolton spoke out for years to change that policy, arguing that women “deeply resent being arbitrarily associated with disaster.” Plus: roller coasters are fun to ride, but they're even more fun when the passengers are all teddy bears.

1 06, 2020

What We Thought Dinosaur Bones Were Before We Knew About Dinosaurs (Cool Weird Awesome 310)

By |2020-06-01T07:40:30-04:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

The word "dinosaur" was coined in the 1840s, but people have been finding dinosaur fossils for thousands of years. So what did people think dinosaur bones were before we had an idea that dinosaurs existed? Plus: if your dream is to find a dinosaur-shaped waffle cone with a scoop of ice cream in its mouth, there's a place in southern California that can help you.

29 05, 2020

Record Your Own Song Into A Paper Cup (Cool Weird Awesome 309)

By |2020-05-29T08:17:11-04:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Most audio these days (including this show) is recorded digitally, but there are lots of ways to document sounds, including one that's built around a paper cup-turned-microphone. Plus: a programmer has designed a face mask with a lit up, virtual mouth!

28 05, 2020

James Bond’s Favorite Food Was Going To Be Scrambled Eggs (Cool Weird Awesome 308)

By |2020-05-28T07:53:41-04:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Agent 007 is known for living as large as you can - fast cars, fancy clothes, expensive hotels, and fancy food and drink. But writer Ian Fleming once admitted that Bond was originally going to eat

27 05, 2020

Bees Doing It For Themselves (Cool Weird Awesome 307)

By |2020-05-27T08:15:06-04:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

There are lots of human efforts to help bees out, but there’s also some new research out that says bees help themselves by taking steps to get plants to flower earlier than usual. Plus: a man in Canada ordered hair cream in 2012, and it just arrived this month. Patience is a virtue!

26 05, 2020

The Letters of the English Alphabet Weren’t Added in Alphabetical Order (Cool Weird Awesome 306)

By |2020-05-26T07:53:42-04:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Amazingly, the English alphabet added its last letter in 1524, and no, that letter wasn't Z. We'll explain how an Italian grammarian convinced the world to add one more letter to the list. Plus: Andoni Bastarrika is a Basque artist who works with sand, but we’re not talking about basic beach sand castles here.

25 05, 2020

James Garfield Had A Lot To Say On Memorial Day (Cool Weird Awesome 305)

By |2020-05-25T07:41:23-04:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

If you miss the speeches that often come at a Memorial Day ceremony, we have a story for you: the story of the speech future president James A. Garfield gave at the first Memorial Day event at Arlington National Cemetery in 1868. It was, shall we say, not a short speech.

22 05, 2020

Can Robots Get Dogs To Sit? (Cool Weird Awesome 304)

By |2020-05-22T07:51:45-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Our world is filling up with artificial intelligence, and now, so is the world of dogs. Researchers at Yale University have been testing whether dogs will take commands from robot voices. Plus: someone, somehow, posted a video that appears to show a motorized Porta-Potty. We just report these things, we can't always explain them.

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