1 07, 2020

Canada Was Almost Named “Borealia” (Cool Weird Awesome 332)

By |2020-07-01T08:04:23-04:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Today is Canada Day, marking the 1867 confederation of three provinces then known as Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. But Canada was only one name out of many that were suggested for the new country. Plus: this week got weird at several Canadian Tire stores, thanks to a computer glitch that made every item show up in the scanner as a Mr. Potato Head.

3 06, 2020

The Canadian Town That Built A Landing Pad For UFOs (Cool Weird Awesome 312)

By |2020-06-03T07:55:57-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Today in 1967, the town of St. Paul, Alberta officially opened the world’s first UFO landing pad. So why is there a UFO landing pad in east central Alberta? Plus: on this date in 1941, a man called Richard Burgess received a patent for exercise wings - but don't worry, they weren't intended to get their users to fly.