22 10, 2019

The North Carolina Bridge That Decapitates Cars Is Finally Being Raised (Cool Weird Awesome 154)

By |2019-10-22T06:50:00-04:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

It’s the end of an era in Durham, North Carolina. The 11 Foot 8 Bridge, known as the Can Opener or the Gregson Street Guillotine for its propensity for shearing the tops off rental trucks and other large vehicles, is at last being raised. Probably good for safety, but fans of fail videos are bummed. Plus: artist Reuben Wu uses drones to create light paintings in the sky he calls “aeroglyphs."

14 08, 2019

The Alabama Bridge That Roosters Built (Cool Weird Awesome 105)

By |2019-08-14T09:44:38-04:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

It’s the 100th anniversary of a time that roosters built a bridge. Ok, not literally, but an auction of roosters donated by the most prominent people in the world helped raise the money needed for a bridge over the Tombigbee River in western Alabama, a span known as Rooster Bridge.