25 09, 2019

I See What You Did There, Brain Implant (Cool Weird Awesome 135)

By |2019-09-25T06:39:21-04:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

UCLA is testing a brain implant that takes the images captured by a tiny camera and converts them into electrical impulses that stimulate the part of the brain responsible for sight. It helps blind people detect darkness and lightness, as well as sensing motion.

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.

30 05, 2019

The Only Headless Chicken With His Own Festival (Cool Weird Awesome 51)

By |2019-09-05T13:27:12-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

We’re on the eve of this year’s biggest event in Fruita, Colorado - the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, where people all gather to celebrate the miracle chicken who had his head chopped off, and carried on as if nothing had changed.