19 03, 2020

Does A Book With 1,250 Endings Ever Really End? (Cool Weird Awesome 262)

By |2020-03-19T07:33:20-04:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

I grew up reading Choose Your Own Adventure books, some of which had dozens of possible endings. But a new book from a celebrated Sri Lankan children's author had a world record 1,250 endings! Plus: a pilot in Austria does his part for social distancing with a flight path that spells out "STAY HOME."

5 03, 2020

The Life And Flights Of Jerrie Cobb (Cool Weird Awesome 252)

By |2020-03-05T06:49:05-05:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Today is the birthday of Jerrie Cobb, who could have been the first woman in space but ended up flying to great heights nonetheless. Plus: it was on this day in 2011 that a museum in the Netherlands first put on exhibit a work called “Peanut Butter Floor," which was exactly what it sounds like.

14 11, 2019

That Time There Was A Laugh Track On “The Twilight Zone” (Cool Weird Awesome 171)

By |2019-11-14T06:28:17-05:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Who knew the Twilight Zone was a dimension not only of sight and sound but of canned laughter?!? The episode "Cavender is Coming" features Jesse White, Carol Burnett, and a laugh track the network thought might help lead to a spinoff series. (It didn't.) Plus: anybody want to fly in an airplane where the whole interior looks like a giant window?

10 07, 2019

When The Flyover Flies Over The Wrong Spot (Cool Weird Awesome 80)

By |2019-07-10T09:42:48-04:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Patrouille Swiss is the official aerial acrobatics team for Switzerland. Last weekend they were in fine form as they flew over the community of Langenbruck for a festival honoring a local aviation hero... except for one thing: they weren’t actually over Langenbruck.

6 06, 2019

To Get Plastic Out Of The Ocean, Put It On A Plane (Cool Weird Awesome 56)

By |2020-02-25T06:19:44-05:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Researchers at Washington State University say they’ve found a way to make jet fuel out of something the world throws out in great quantities every day: household plastic.