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When Domino’s Tried To Have Reindeer Deliver Pizza (Cool Weird Awesome 1133)

Domino's Japan once tried to send its pizzas out by reindeer, but they had to backtrack after a week because, well, you can probably figure out why.

By |2023-11-24T10:05:03-05:00November 24, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Before There Was Halloween Trick-Or-Treating, There Was The Thanksgiving Ragamuffin Parade (Cool Weird Awesome 1132)

Happy Thanksgiving! Back in the early days of this American holiday, kids would dress up in costumes and go door to door, asking for treats. It was known as the Ragamuffin Parade.

By |2023-11-23T16:43:12-05:00November 23, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Groups Of Chimpanzees Spy On Each Other (Cool Weird Awesome 1131)

New research finds groups of chimpanzees spy on each other, carrying out recon missions to either avoid other groups or to try to encroach on their territory when it's safe to do so.

By |2023-11-22T08:43:28-05:00November 22, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

How “Hello” Became The English Language’s Way Of Saying Hello (Cool Weird Awesome 1130)

Today is World Hello Day, so we explain how and when English speakers started using the word "hello" to say hello.

By |2023-11-22T07:56:22-05:00November 21, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Before The Internet Was All About Dumpster Fires, There Was The Creation Of The Dumpster (Cool Weird Awesome 1129)

It was this month in 1936 that a guy in Knoxville, Tennessee started promoting his newly-invented giant trash receptacle, named the dumpster.

By |2023-11-20T06:05:13-05:00November 20, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The Key To Next-Generation Batteries Might Be In Crab Shells (Cool Weird Awesome 1128)

The tech industry is always on the lookout for the next big thing in batteries. Scientists on the East Coast may have found it in crab shells. 

By |2023-11-17T09:18:22-05:00November 17, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Oklahoma’s Panhandle Was Once Known As “No Man’s Land” (Cool Weird Awesome 1127)

Today in 1907 Oklahoma became the 46th state in the Union. Oklahoma's panhandle has a complicated history that includes a time when it was known as “No Man’s Land.”

By |2023-11-16T09:03:12-05:00November 16, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

A Whole City Came Together To Give “Batkid” One Super Day (Cool Weird Awesome 1126)

Ten years ago today, one of the sweetest moments in recent history: the day a five year old got to celebrate the end of his cancer treatments by becoming a superhero and saving the day in front of tens of thousands.

By |2023-11-15T06:47:12-05:00November 15, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

Movie Fans In Texas Enjoy Pickles When They Go To The Theater (Cool Weird Awesome 1125)

It's National Pickle Day. Maybe you put these briny cucumbers on sandwiches, or burgers, or just snack on them as they are. Or, if you’re a Texan, you might order a few up when you go to the movies.

By |2023-11-14T09:13:22-05:00November 14, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

A Turkey Once Interrupted A Green Bay Packers Game (Cool Weird Awesome 1124)

Today in 1988, a strange moment in Green Bay, Wisconsin: a Packers game got interrupted by a turkey named Henrietta. 

By |2023-11-13T09:17:15-05:00November 13, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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