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How Two Deaf Mountaineers Plan To Climb The Seven Summits (Cool Weird Awesome 828)

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For mountaineers, success and safety can depend on good communication. A piece in Outside magazine featured two Deaf climbers who have their own communication system when they’re climbing, and they plan to use that system in climbing the highest peaks on each continent.

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The Pet Rock Started As A Dad Joke And Ended Up As A Million Dollar Idea (Cool Weird Awesome 827)

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It was around this time in 1975 that Gary Dahl dropped by a gift show in San Francisco with the idea for the pet rock. It would make him a millionaire.

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George Jetson Has Just Been Born, According To The Internet (Cool Weird Awesome 826)

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If you’re a Jetsons fan on the internet these days, you’re probably living the dream right now. Because, if you look really closely at the futuristic cartoon show’s backstory, the main character, George Jetson, may have just had his birthday.

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We Could Soon Do Ultrasounds Through A Wearable Patch (Cool Weird Awesome 825)

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Researchers at MIT have created a high-tech device that’s about one square inch in size and just a few millimeters thick, and can do ultrasounds for as long as 48 hours.

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There Was A Movement To Make Sicily Part Of The US (Cool Weird Awesome 824)

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On this day in 1943, an interesting headline in the New York Times: “Sicily Vying With Hawaii To Become 49th U.S. State.” Of course, neither Sicily nor Hawaii became the 49th state; Alaska did. But there really was an effort to bring Sicily into the Union. 

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That Time Some Dude Drove A Van Dressed As A Car Seat (Cool Weird Awesome 823)

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It was around this time in 2017 that people in Arlington, Virginia spotted what looked like a grey Ford passenger van with no driver. And then things got even weirder.

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