Hurricanes Can Be Named After Anybody Now, Thanks To Roxcy Bolton (Cool Weird Awesome 311)

For a time the powers that be only named hurricanes after women. Roxcy Bolton spoke out for years to change that policy, arguing that women “deeply resent being arbitrarily associated with disaster.” Plus: roller coasters are fun to ride, but they're even more fun when the passengers are all teddy bears.

Without The Washington Post We Wouldn’t Have Teddy Bears (Cool Weird Awesome 187)

Today in 1877 the Washington Post published its first edition. It brought us landmark coverage of Watergate, and John Philip Sousa named a march for it. But the Post's biggest achievement is helping to create the teddy bear. Plus: this weekend in Ashland, Nebraska, Santa Goes To Space!

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