20 08, 2019

How To Find Where You Are In Just Three Words (Cool Weird Awesome 109)

By |2019-08-20T09:42:56-04:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The app what3words breaks down all the spaces on earth into 3 meter by 3 meter squares and assigns each of those squares a unique set of three words. Anyone who knows the three words for a square can pinpoint it with GPS - just ask the group of lost hikers in a UK forest who got help in about a minute thanks to the system.

22 07, 2019

Point No Point And Other Amazing, Actual Places (Cool Weird Awesome 88)

By |2019-07-23T09:29:11-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

The website and book Sad Topographies teaches us that our planet is home to some unusually-named places, like Gloomy Lake in Ontario, Divorce Beach in Mexico, New Jersey’s Shades of Death Road (!) and a spot in Washington state known as Point No Point.