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: , , , |

Will Kryptos, The Unsolvable CIA Puzzle Sculpture, Finally Be Solved? (Cool Weird Awesome 230)

Kryptos is a puzzle sculpture that’s been on the grounds of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia since 1990. Three of its four coded messages have been solved - and now we have a clue that might reveal the fourth. Plus: the story of the J.W. Westcott II, the only ship that has its own ZIP code.

2020-02-04T06:56:52-05:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |
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