In The 60s, There Was A Plan To Make Houses Out Of Heineken Bottles (Cool Weird Awesome 750)

It's National Beer Day, so it's a good time to talk about a plan from the 1960s, when beer magnate Alfred Heineken tried to rework his company's green bottles so they could be upcycled into bricks for low-income houses.

By |2024-04-07T08:02:04-04:00April 7, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Houston Has Its Own Beer Can House (Cool Weird Awesome 682)

John Milkovisch took tens of thousands of old beer cans and turned them into aluminum siding and decorations for his house in Houston, Texas. The Beer Can House is now a local landmark.

By |2023-12-29T17:02:04-05:00December 29, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The Mars Lander Can Give Itself A Helping Hand (Cool Weird Awesome 267)

NASA has fixed a problem with its Mars lander, essentially by telling the lander to use a robotic arm to help itself - or, depending on the headlines you read, to whack itself.

By |2024-03-25T19:29:42-04:00March 25, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Return of the Mystery Beer Fridge in Nebraska! (Cool Weird Awesome 201)

Remember the beer fridge from our first episode, that two men found after a long weekend of cleaning up flood damage? The Lincoln Journal-Star has checked back in with the owner and the finders to get the latest chapter in the story.

By |2024-03-14T08:32:31-04:00December 26, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Excuse Me, My Suitcase Would Like To Get By (Cool Weird Awesome 44)

The busiest part of the year for travelers is coming, meaning that at airports, there will be a lot of people around to clonk into each other. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University may have a solution: a collision-detecting suitcase.

By |2024-05-21T09:57:40-04:00May 21, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |
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