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When Performance Art Meets Brain Scans (Cool Weird Awesome 151)

Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo has created a new work called “If We Were XYZ,” and it’s based on her dreams, which she documented with the help of an electroencephalogram machine. Plus: The World Food Championships are now underway in Dallas, with some 1,500 award-winning chefs and cooks putting it all on the line and/or plates.
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Let’s Cover Some Unusual Measurements In A Jiffy (Cool Weird Awesome 148)

Almost everything we do can be measured, and in lots of ways beyond the inches, yards and seconds we normally use. We take a trip through some lesser known measurements, like siriometer, cow’s grass, and jiffy (yes, it’s an actual term!) Plus: meet the dad who built a full-size claw machine for his daughter’s 7th birthday party.
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The Mayor Can’t Be Here, But Would You Like A Selfie With His Cardboard Cutout? (Cool Weird Awesome 147)

When the residents of Pichuclaco, Chiapas, Mexico took part in a public health event, they didn’t get to meet Mayor Moisés Aguilar Torres – at least not the real him. But they did get to see, and take pictures with, a cardboard cutout of the mayor. Plus: remember that time the people of New England went bonkers and stole hundreds of cardboard David Hasselhoffs?
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This High-Tech Sleeve Could Save A Pitcher’s Arm (Cool Weird Awesome 146)

Sports tech company Motus Global has developed a high-tech compression sleeve for pitchers. It senses the movement of each pitch and determines how much strain the throws put on the arm, to help avoid injuries. Plus: the story of old-timey pitcher “Phenomenal” Smith, who, it’s said, could have used a different kind of smarts in dealing with his teammates.
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How The Tree That Owns Itself Came To Own Itself (Cool Weird Awesome 145)

Today we pay a visit to Athens, Georgia – specifically, the intersection of South Finley and Dearing Street. That’s where you’ll find something unusual: The Tree That Owns Itself. Plus: a Japanese design company has created a 3D-printed bonsai, which you can prune once and looks the way you want forever… as long as you don’t mind that it’s not an actual tree.
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