Back Off, Or This Octopus May Throw Something At You (Cool Weird Awesome 609)

Social distancing is a thing in the octopus world. According to new research out of the University of Sydney, some females will tell males to back off by throwing stuff at them. Plus: it was this week in 2019 that a drunk feral pig in western Australia picked a fight with a cow, which is probably one of the weirdest sentences of the week. 

By |2021-09-09T09:52:13-04:00September 9, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Many Animals Laugh Kind Of Like Humans Do (Cool Weird Awesome 534)

UCLA did the research: at least 65 different animal species apart from humans exhibit vocal play sounds that are similar to laughter. So what kind of jokes should we be telling them? Plus: how an acclaimed 1972 movie might have been lost forever, if the man hunting for the original copy had shown up a week later.  

By |2021-05-12T08:30:58-04:00May 12, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

In Which Four Guys With The Same Name Start A Band (Cool Weird Awesome 261)

The Atlantic just did an interview with some musicians called the Paul O’Sullivan Band. There are four guys in the group: Paul O’Sullivan, Paul O’Sullivan, Paul O’Sullivan and (wait for it) Paul O’Sullivan. Here's the story of how they got together. Plus: some musical animals come together for a song? Sort of?

By |2020-03-18T07:20:57-04:00March 18, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |
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