7 01, 2020

Michelangelo Knew Human Anatomy Better Than Medical Science Did (Cool Weird Awesome 210)

By |2020-01-07T06:39:02-05:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Michelangelo’s David has been one of the best-known works of art for centuries because of its extraordinary detail. Last week we learned it may be even more detailed than we knew. Plus: Clean the World has been collecting, sterilizing and recycling all those old hotel room soaps into new bars, which are sent to people in need all over the world.

6 01, 2020

Math Says You Get More Pizza With A Large Instead Of Two Mediums (Cool Weird Awesome 209)

By |2020-01-06T06:50:59-05:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Obviously one large pizza gets you more than one medium or one small, but what if you’re offered one of those deals where you could get two mediums for a special price? A bold group of pizza researchers studied how you can get the most pizza for your money. Plus: meet the Cocoa Press, the 3D printer for chocolate the world has always needed, even if we didn't realize we needed it.

3 01, 2020

Recycled Milk Bottles Apparently Make Great Road Surfaces (Cool Weird Awesome 208)

By |2020-01-02T07:29:04-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

In South Africa, a construction company has started producing and using a more eco-friendly asphalt that contains plastic pellets that come from recycled milk bottles. Plus: meet a mayor in Texas who’s bringing a VERY fresh perspective to the job.

2 01, 2020

Eddie Shore, The Hockey Player Who Would Do Anything To Make The Game (Cool Weird Awesome 207)

By |2020-01-02T06:56:38-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

Bruins defenseman Eddie Shore missed his team's train from Boston to Montreal for a must-win game against the Canadiens. So he did what anyone would do: drove 350 miles in a blizzard without a windshield to get there. Plus: DriveTanks in Uvalde, Texas, puts you in charge of a Chieftain MKG tank, though car crushing and flamethrowers are extra.

1 01, 2020

When New Year’s Meant Going To The White House To Shake Hands With The President (Cool Weird Awesome 206)

By |2020-01-02T06:52:51-05:00January 1st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

For years, on New Year’s Day, Americans could go the White House and shake hands with the president. It's a tradition that went back to John Adams and the early days of the Executive Mansion. Plus: starting the new year by ending an old relationship? Meet the Breakup Lightbulb!

31 12, 2019

Color-Changing Chocolate Sounds Like A Willy Wonka Invention Brought To Real Life (Cool Weird Awesome 205)

By |2019-12-27T13:04:29-05:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Researchers in Switzerland say they’ve found a way to change the color of chocolate, and without adding any colors or dyes to it. Instead, they use a special imprint to give it a glowing, rainbow-y patina. Plus: the annual PeepsFest is getting underway, and they're going to do a ball drop for New Year's with a giant Peep!

30 12, 2019

The Time Samoa Didn’t Have Time For December 30th (Cool Weird Awesome 203)

By |2019-12-27T12:42:16-05:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Eight years ago Samoa skipped a day on the calendar, owing to the International Date Line and some business involving its key trading partners. There just wasn't a December 30th, 2011 there! Plus: why break your back shoveling snow when you can design a radio-controlled snowplow to do the work for you?

27 12, 2019

UPS Drivers Are Hanging Out With Dogs And Posting Photos With Their New Pals (Cool Weird Awesome 202)

By |2019-12-27T08:36:47-05:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

There’s a Facebook group/Instagram account called UPS Dogs, and it collects and shares photos of the pups that delivery drivers meet (and usually befriend) on their routes, especially the ones they see regularly. Which is completely and utterly adorable. Plus: meet the world’s smallest inhabited island, with an appropos name of Just Room Enough Island.

26 12, 2019

The Return of the Mystery Beer Fridge in Nebraska! (Cool Weird Awesome 201)

By |2019-12-26T06:55:56-05:00December 26th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Remember the beer fridge from our first episode, that two men found after a long weekend of cleaning up flood damage? The Lincoln Journal-Star has checked back in with the owner and the finders to get the latest chapter in the beer fridge story. Plus: Prince Charles owns a car that runs on wine - and, he says, "it smells delicious as you’re driving along."

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