12 05, 2020

Why Did The Moon Disappear 900 Years Ago? (Cool Weird Awesome 296)

By |2020-05-12T07:45:52-04:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The moon waxes and wanes in its phases month after month, and it always comes back. Except for that time in 1110, when records indicate that the moon vanished for months, or maybe even a year or longer. Scientists finally think they know what happened. Plus: a Japanese newspaper has a secret message about social distancing - but you have to be social distancing to read it.

19 03, 2020

Does A Book With 1,250 Endings Ever Really End? (Cool Weird Awesome 262)

By |2020-03-19T07:33:20-04:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

I grew up reading Choose Your Own Adventure books, some of which had dozens of possible endings. But a new book from a celebrated Sri Lankan children's author had a world record 1,250 endings! Plus: a pilot in Austria does his part for social distancing with a flight path that spells out "STAY HOME."