Save The Washing Machine Museum! (Cool Weird Awesome 96)

The Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum in Eaton, Colorado, is facing an uncertain future. Its namesake wants to pass on his collection of some 1,600 machines to the next generation. Hopefully someone takes him up on that offer, because there’s a lot of history here. Plus: the Lumberjack World Championships begin in Hayward, Wisconsin, and we go for the obvious Monty Python reference in describing the event.

2020-12-30T09:24:30-05:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

How To Move A 12 Ton Sphinx (Cool Weird Awesome 63)

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - known better as the Penn Museum - needed to move its most famous object, a 3,000 year old Egyptian sphinx, from a gallery to the main hall as part of a renovation project. The move was only 300 feet, but the sphinx happens to weigh 12.5 tons, so it took three days to get from point A to point B.

2021-02-25T09:59:30-05:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |
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