Snow Is White In Real Life; In Paintings It Can Be A Different Story (Cool Weird Awesome 453)

Snow gets its white color because of the way light and color work - but in paintings, artists use a few other tones to make their snowscapes look more realistic and more interesting. Plus: why a New York City department store once tried to sell chips of 100,000 year old ice.

2021-01-06T09:49:46-05:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The Time Samoa Didn’t Have Time For December 30th (Cool Weird Awesome 203)

Eight years ago Samoa skipped a day on the calendar, owing to the International Date Line and some business involving its key trading partners. There just wasn't a December 30th, 2011 there! Plus: why break your back shoveling snow when you can design a radio-controlled snowplow to do the work for you?

2021-01-17T11:06:17-05:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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