What’s In A Baby Name? A Pop Song (Cool Weird Awesome 211)

All kinds of pop culture can lead to trends in baby names, but there’s research that shows that when a hit song has climbed up the pop charts, the same name starts climbing the list of baby names. Plus: good news out of the Consumer Electronics Show for drivers who forget their sunglasses. It's an interactive smart car visor.

2020-01-08T05:43:22-05:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

How Oregon Trail Inspired A Generation To Learn About Dysentery (Cool Weird Awesome 184)

It was 48 years ago today that kids first got to play the video game Oregon Trail - the invention of three student teachers from Minnesota who ended up changing video game history without realizing it. Plus: a hospital in San Antonio, Texas marks the holiday season by sending all its December newborns home in red and white hats… and stockings!

2019-12-03T06:22:31-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |
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