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25 11, 2019

A Guy In Michigan Drives A Banana Car (Cool Weird Awesome 178)

By |2019-11-25T06:27:51-05:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The busiest travel season of the year is getting underway, so here's a story about a vehicle right out of Richard Scarry’s Busytown: the Big Banana Car, which is a 15 foot long banana with four seats on the frame of a Ford F-150. Plus: the Volkspod is a motor scooter made with upcycled parts from old-school Volkswagen Beetles!

22 11, 2019

Meet The New, Foldable Coffee Cup (Cool Weird Awesome 177)

By |2019-11-22T05:58:04-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Some research suggests those plastic tops for disposable coffee cups make up five percent of the millions of tons of plastic waste that end up in the ocean each year. The Unocup aims to do something about that. It's a paper cup that folds up to become its own top! Plus: there's goat yoga and alpaca yoga, but Zoo Miami may top them all with its new Yoga With The Rhinos program.

21 11, 2019

Pigs Are On A Mission To Save Hazelnuts (Cool Weird Awesome 176)

By |2019-11-21T06:08:10-05:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The nefarious filbertworm is trying to infest our hazelnut supply! Researchers at the University of Oregon think the solution might lie with pigs. Plus: the Ebo is a little ball-shaped robot that will play with your cat when you're not home.

20 11, 2019

Apollo 12 Crashed Its Lunar Module On Purpose (Cool Weird Awesome 175)

By |2019-11-20T05:48:05-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

This week marks 50 years since the Apollo 12 mission, the second time humans went to the moon and the first time we launched an artificial earthquake there. Plus: one of the two moonwalkers painted a picture that included their command module pilot on the lunar ground.

19 11, 2019

In Honor Of Rocky And Bullwinkle, We Have Stories About Moose And Squirrel (Cool Weird Awesome 174)

By |2019-11-19T06:09:01-05:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

Today is the 60th anniversary of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends, so in their honor, here's a real life moose who inadvertently helped foil a crime. Plus: a woman in Sacramento puts out a public call for her missing domesticated squirrel, Squeakers.

18 11, 2019

What Time Was Like Before Time Zones (Cool Weird Awesome 173)

By |2019-11-18T06:18:24-05:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

November 18, 1883 is when railroads across the United States adopted a uniform system of time, more or less getting all of us in sync with each other. But what was time like before then? Plus: Japan has had cat cafes, hedgehog cafes and bunny cafes. Now there's a minipig cafe!

15 11, 2019

Finally, Cameras Can Truly See The Sea (Cool Weird Awesome 172)

By |2019-11-15T06:26:01-05:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Underwater photos are usually greenish or blueish and the brighter colors are washed out. An engineer and oceanographer has come up with an algorithm she calls Sea-thru that can bring those colors back into the image. Plus: the Las Vegas Pizza Festival is about to get underway.

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