Meet The High-Tech Stoplight Of The Future (Cool Weird Awesome 579)

We've had stoplights to direct us and our vehicles through intersections for around a century now. A design studio in Moscow has a concept for a high-tech refresh of stoplight technology. Plus: LEGO builder Douglas Hughes pays tribute to the late, legendary game show host Alex Trebek with a LEGO kinetic sculpture of Jeopardy!

By |2023-12-08T06:31:32-05:00July 22, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The Time Kate Warne, America’s First Female Detective, Saved Abraham Lincoln’s Life (Cool Weird Awesome 482)

Today in 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrived in Washington, having been snuck into the city to avoid a plot against his life in Baltimore. Kate Warne, the first women detective in America, was key to getting him there safely. Plus: Alex Trebek's family has donated some of the late Jeopardy! host's suits for a very fitting cause.

By |2024-02-23T09:26:51-05:00February 23, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

One Pair Of Pants, One Wild Christmas Tradition (Cool Weird Awesome 444)

Ever tried to re-gift a present you didn't need? Two brothers-in-law kept giving each other the same pair of pants for decades - and in increasingly complicated wrappings. Plus: ever hear about the time Alex Trebek walked onto the Jeopardy! set without pants?

By |2023-12-25T11:00:00-05:00December 25, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

I’ll Take Alex Trebek Facts For $500, Alex (Cool Weird Awesome 121)

It sure was nice to hear that Jeopardy host Alex Trebek is not only doing well following his cancer treatment, he’s already back at work on a new season of the show! Each day's filming requires hundreds of clues, multiple suit changes and lots of ways to respond to contestants' responses.

By |2021-01-19T08:55:56-05:00September 5, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

“Nightmares That Invade Souls For All Eternity”: What I’ve Been Reading This Week, 2/4/18

Some excellent links from the past week.

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