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The Minor League Baseball Game That Took Three Days To Play (Cool Weird Awesome 1224)

Today in 1981, the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings started playing a minor league game, and it just kept going and going and going, eventually becoming the longest ever.

By |2024-04-18T08:54:12-04:00April 18, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Kansas City’s Subtropolis Is A Huge Business Complex That’s 100 Feet Underground (Cool Weird Awesome 1223)

There's a story you see online about how Ford stashed some surplus cars in an underground cave to preserve them until they could sell. We can't verify that entire story, but there is an underground business park in Kansas City that Ford has used for decades.

By |2024-04-17T08:02:50-04:00April 17, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Leonardo da Vinci, Inventor of the Resume (Cool Weird Awesome 1221)

Today in 1452, the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci, the painter of the Mona Lisa, namesake of a code (and a ninja turtle) and, according to Fast Company, the inventor of the resume.

By |2024-04-15T09:35:22-04:00April 15, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Murphy, The Eagle Who Became Dad To A Rock (Cool Weird Awesome 1220)

This month in 2023, a big moment in the life of an eagle named Murphy, who had become internet famous for raising a rock.

By |2024-04-12T07:07:34-04:00April 12, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Glowing Orbs In The Netherlands Could Light The Way Toward Clean Water (Cool Weird Awesome 1219)

There’s a new way to find out whether fresh water is actually fresh and clean: a set of glowing orbs in the Netherlands called POND.

By |2024-04-11T08:04:47-04:00April 11, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Tempest Prognosticator Used Leeches To Predict Stormy Weather (Cool Weird Awesome 1218)

Today was the birthday in 1794 of George Merryweather, the inventor of his era’s most fascinating leech-based weather predicting contraption: the tempest prognosticator. 

By |2024-04-10T07:53:37-04:00April 10, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Florence Price Finally Takes Her Place On The List Of Great Composers (Cool Weird Awesome 1217)

Today in 1887 (or, by some accounts, 1888), the birthday of a composer who’s really only now getting the acclaim she deserves: Florence Price.

A Study Says Everyone In Japan Could Have The Same Last Name Five Centuries From Now (Cool Weird Awesome 1216)

A study from Japan's Tohoku University says that if current trends continue, everyone in the country will eventually end up with the same surname - though it might take a while to get there.

By |2024-04-08T13:09:47-04:00April 8, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

A Dog In The UK Saved Lives During The Blitz, Thanks To A Full Bladder (Cool Weird Awesome 1215)

This month in 1941, a dog in the UK became a hero in a very strange way, stopping a bomb by answering the call of nature.

By |2024-04-05T07:37:53-04:00April 5, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

A Guy In Melbourne Walks Around With A Giant Carrot Just For Fun (Cool Weird Awesome 1214)

It's International Carrot Day. If you want to see a really unique carrot, try Melbourne, Australia, where a guy named Nathan walks around town with a very large papier mache carrot. 

By |2024-04-04T09:01:48-04:00April 4, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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