Pigs Can Be Video Gamers (Cool Weird Awesome 481)

It's true, a researcher at Purdue University and her team trained four pigs on how to use a joystick and play a video game. Pigs are pretty smart, after all. Plus: if you're in need of hugs these days but aren't able to get them safely from other humans, the robot named HuggieBot 2.0 might be able to help.

2021-02-22T08:32:02-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

How “Them!” Became The Greatest Giant Ant Movie Of Its Generation (Cool Weird Awesome 320)

It was on this day in 1954 that one of the most important monster movies most people have never heard of was released: "Them!" (note the exclamation mark in the title) featured giant irradiated ants, James Arness, the Wilhelm Scream, Fess Parker, Leonard Nimoy and more! Plus: science has determined how to give the perfect hug, so start practicing.

2021-01-12T10:03:19-05:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jigsaw Puzzles, A Geographic Teaching Tool Turned Global Phenomenon (Cool Weird Awesome 293)

There's been a surge in popularity for jigsaw puzzles lately - not bad for an idea that was originally meant to teach kids in London about the countries of Europe. Plus: today marks the 10th anniversary of the world record for the largest group hug. Anyone want to try to break that record next year?

2020-05-07T07:38:17-04:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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