How Ski Ballet Ended Up At The Olympics In The 80s And 90s (Cool Weird Awesome 1186)

Today in 1988 the Winter Olympics began in Calgary, Alberta. There were plenty of eyes that year on the demonstration sport known as ski ballet. 

By |2024-02-13T08:51:13-05:00February 13, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Never Skip The Dedication Page Of A Book, They Can Get Wild (Cool Weird Awesome 410)

If you're taking part in National Novel Writing Month, then here's a tip: don't forget the dedication page. They can be full of surprises, as we discovered in quite a few books. Plus: meet the prehistoric pelagornithid, probably the largest flying bird ever, with a 20 foot wingspan and teeth.

By |2023-09-22T09:10:48-04:00November 2, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

A Guy Taking An Online Class May Have Made An Archaeological Find (Cool Weird Awesome 295)

Chris Sedden was looking at scans of a site near where he lived, and spotted something “a bit odd, and a bit round.” It might be a lost henge!

By |2024-05-11T11:18:54-04:00May 11, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

You Call This Archaeology? (Cool Weird Awesome 17)

During the Cold War, the CIA flew U2 planes all over the globe, to see what the Soviets were up to. Two researchers just went back through those photos for archaeology's sake - and found a lot.

By |2024-04-12T07:14:49-04:00April 12, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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