“Mr. Tornado” Ted Fujita Was The Original Severe Weather Detective (Cool Weird Awesome 1114)

Today in 1920, the birthday of Ted Fujita, a pioneer in meteorology who was so revered by colleagues he became known as “Mr. Tornado.”

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How Joyce Chen Helped The US Fall In Love With Chinese Food (Cool Weird Awesome 1087)

This week in 1917, the birthday of Joyce Chen, restaurateur, cookbook author, TV host and one of the biggest reasons why Chinese food became a big hit in the United States.

Wat Misaka Was A Pro Basketball Pioneer (And A Pretty Impressive Bowler, Too) (Cool Weird Awesome 801)

Today in 1947, Wat Misaka became the first non-white player to be drafted into what is now the NBA. Here's some of his story.

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