We Can Send Edible Drones To People While They’re Waiting For A Rescue (Cool Weird Awesome 904)

Engineers and enthusiasts are finding all kinds of great uses for drones, but this one may top them all: there are now drones with edible wings that can reach and then feed people who are in need of rescue.

By |2022-12-14T09:20:46-05:00December 14, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Sarah Biffin, A 19th Century Painter “Without Hands” Who’s Getting 21st Century Recognition (Cool Weird Awesome 897)

Today in 2019, the sale of a portrait by 19th Century English miniaturist Sarah Biffin, a renowned artist who was born without full arms or legs and whose life and work are the subject of an exhibition now running in London.

By |2022-12-05T08:51:41-05:00December 5, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Piano Chords May Help Stop Chronic Nightmares (Cool Weird Awesome 884)

There's a new technique that could help people trying to fend off chronic nightmares - and it involves playing "neutral" piano chords at just the right times.

By |2022-11-09T09:05:44-05:00November 9, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

A Mirror From The 16th Century Just Revealed Its Secret (Cool Weird Awesome 819)

In the collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum, there’s a mirror from 16th Century China that has been keeping a secret for centuries. And, at long last, that secret is out.

By |2022-07-27T09:06:37-04:00July 27, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

Stone Age People Figured Out How To Do A Kind Of Animation (Cool Weird Awesome 763)

There’s evidence that people in the Stone Age took plaquettes, limestone representations of animals, put them near the fire and watched as the light created a kind of animation. Pretty high-tech stuff for 14,000 years ago.

By |2022-05-03T08:59:17-04:00May 3, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Mill Ends Park In Portland Is The World’s Smallest Park (Cool Weird Awesome 734)

Today in 1948 that a guy in Portland, Oregon, dedicated Mill Ends Park, two square feet of green space in the middle of a parkway. It's still the world’s smallest park today.

By |2022-03-17T09:37:23-04:00March 17, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

A Delicious Cookie With A Bad Name Won’t Taste As Sweet (Cool Weird Awesome 712)

Research from the Ohio State University just found that the [...]

By |2022-02-08T09:24:29-05:00February 8, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

To Live At This Antarctic Base, You Have To Have Your Appendix Out (Cool Weird Awesome 705)

Villas Las Estrellas is a tiny community run by Chile on Antarctica's King George Island. And it's so remote that one of the rules is that everyone who lives or works there has to have their appendix out before they show up.

By |2022-01-28T06:27:59-05:00January 28, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

A Town In Iowa Is Celebrating Captain Kirk’s Birthday Centuries Before It Happens (Cool Weird Awesome 681)

Iowa became a state today in 1846. And in the 23rd Century, the community of Riverside, Iowa is supposed to see the birth of Captain James T. Kirk from "Star Trek." Here's how the town made itself part of future history.

By |2021-12-28T07:00:49-05:00December 28, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

There’s An Art Gallery That Celebrates Rust (Cool Weird Awesome 680)

"Rust: The Art Gallery" is in Manchester, England, and it showcases the artistic effects of rust and deterioration, as curated by artist and longtime rust connoisseur Stephen Raw.

By |2021-12-27T06:32:33-05:00December 27, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: |
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