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The Play Where All The Actors Were Dogs (Cool Weird Awesome 847)

Today in 1986, an audience in Amsterdam saw a play called “Going To The Dogs.” And it lived up to the name: all of the actors were German Shepherds.

By |2022-09-19T06:39:31-04:00September 19, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Queen Elizabeth II Had A Bunch Of Birthdays (Cool Weird Awesome 846)

The late Queen Elizabeth II once said being a royal meant your life was full of tradition. And there was a lot to tradition to keep track of - like how her birthday was celebrated more than once each year.

By |2022-09-09T06:32:33-04:00September 9, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Harrison Dyar, Who Made Digging Tunnels In Washington, DC His Hobby (Cool Weird Awesome 845)

In September 1924, a truck accidentally discovered a series of tunnels underneath Washington DC. There were lots of rumors, but it turned out a local guy had just dug them himself, for "exercise." Here's his story.

By |2022-09-08T11:42:39-04:00September 8, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

A 10 Month Old Kitten Once Climbed The Matterhorn… Somehow (Cool Weird Awesome 844)

Today in 1950, the Coshocton, Ohio Tribune carried a news story with one heck of a headline: “Kitten Scales Matterhorn: Veteran Mountain Climbers Are Astonished”! Here's how the cat, later nicknamed Matt, got there.

By |2022-09-07T08:45:15-04:00September 7, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Meet Some Of The Oldest Books Ever Found (Cool Weird Awesome 843)

Today is National Read A Book Day, which reminds us of an article from HowStuffWorks that tries to answer a complicated question: “What is the oldest book in the world?”

By |2022-09-06T07:59:34-04:00September 6, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

How Sunken Ships Wound Up In Farm Fields (Cool Weird Awesome 842)

Today in 1856, the steamboat Arabia sank in a river - and it wouldn't be seen again until 1988, when it showed up in a cornfield in Kansas. We'll explain how sometimes ships lost at sea are found somewhere else.

By |2022-09-05T07:53:44-04:00September 5, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

The Carrington Event, A Huge Magnetic Storm That Let Telegraph Operators Send Messages Through The Air (Cool Weird Awesome 841)

Today in 1859 the night sky was about as bright as it's ever been, thanks to a massive geomagnetic storm known today as the Carrington Event.

By |2022-09-02T06:53:16-04:00September 2, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Room 8, The Cat Named For A Classroom In L.A. (Cool Weird Awesome 840)

It's back to school season, and while some classrooms will have their own pets this year, none will be quite like Room 8, a stray cat turned classroom cat turned legend.

By |2022-09-01T09:37:48-04:00September 1, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

High-Tech Clothes Could Also Be A Battery That We Can Power (Cool Weird Awesome 839)

We've known for years that there are ways to turn our movements into energy. A new project out of Singapore wants to turn clothes into high-tech batteries powered by our movement.

By |2022-08-31T09:32:46-04:00August 31, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Linda Christensen, The Minnesota State Fair’s Legendary Butter Sculptor (Cool Weird Awesome 838)

At the Minnesota State Fair, there's a contest to choose a new ambassador for the state's dairy farms. And for almost 50 years, a sculptor made butter likenesses of the contestants. Here's a little about how Linda Christensen and her colleagues did it.

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