Dude, Where’s My Billion Years Of Geology (Cool Weird Awesome 404)

Scientists have been trying for years to figure out why there's a gap in Earth's geologic record that's about a billion years long, known as the Great Uncomformity. Plus: today in 2001 an artist painted a Wyoming house inside and out with government surplus cheese. 

By |2020-10-16T07:59:00-04:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

It’s The Birthday Of The Shopping Cart (Cool Weird Awesome 313)

Many of us are getting ready for our weekly shopping trips over the weekend, figuring out what we want to put in our carts. Those carts, by the way, are all due to a guy in Oklahoma who, on this day in 1937, decided to take the shopping basket and give it wheels. Plus: on National Cheese Day we pay tribute to the hardest, chewiest cheese in the world: churrpi!

By |2020-06-04T08:07:25-04:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

We Can Make Orange Juice Cups From Oranges (Cool Weird Awesome 129)

Feel the Peel is a big automated juicing machine that turns discarded orange peels into bioplastic cups. Although if you don't have the cup until you juice the orange, how do you drink the first cup's worth of juice?

By |2019-09-17T08:56:12-04:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |