The Oomphalapompatronium Is An Instrument That Lives Up To Its Unusual Name (Cool Weird Awesome 366)

What's In A Name Week continues with a look at the Oomphalapompatronium, a creation of Boston-area musician, composer and inventor Len Solomon. And it definitely fits the name. Speaking of words that fit with what they describe, did you know about the word "aptronym"?

2020-08-25T08:23:38-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

When Americans Could Mail Their Children From Place To Place (Cool Weird Awesome 241)

It was on this day in 1914 a family in Grangeville, Idaho sent a four year old through the mail to her grandmother in Lewiston, 73 miles away. And she wasn’t the only kid to travel this way after the US Postal Service began the parcel post. Plus: the group Electronicos Fantasticos is making some fascinating music with bar code scanners!

2020-02-19T06:57:15-05:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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