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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.

The Robot That Could Do Surgeries In Space (Cool Weird Awesome 837)

MIRA is a small robotic surgery system that's set for testing on the International Space Station - and could end up helping astronauts prepare for long-term missions to the Moon as part of the Artemis project.

By |2022-08-29T09:13:02-04:00August 29, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Bobbie The Wonder Dog Walked From Indiana To Oregon (Cool Weird Awesome 836)

It's National Dog Day, so it's a good day to tell the story of Bobbie a dog who once walked home more than 2,500 miles after being separated from his family.

By |2022-08-26T09:00:39-04:00August 26, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Pat Martino Became A Jazz Guitar Great – Twice (Cool Weird Awesome 835)

Today in 1944, the birthday of Pat Martino, a jazz guitar great who once had to relearn the instrument that had won him so much acclaim.

By |2022-08-25T21:06:47-04:00August 25, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Pitcher Ray Caldwell Was Struck By Lightning During A Game But Won Anyway (Cool Weird Awesome 834)

Today in 1919, one of the strangest moments in the history of baseball: a pitcher won a game in which he was struck by lightning!

By |2022-08-24T07:54:06-04:00August 24, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |
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