A Town In France Could Have Bioluminescent Street Lights (Cool Weird Awesome 765)

In Rambouillet, France, a startup is developing street lights that are bioluminescent - they’re powered by bacteria that glow. Plus: around this time in 1965, a woman sees a car selling for "1,395 bananas" and shows up at the dealership with actual fruit. 

By |2022-05-05T09:02:45-04:00May 5, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Now There Are Glow-In-The-Dark-Sharks (Cool Weird Awesome 493)

Scientists have spotted three species of sharks near New Zealand that give off a faint blue light while in darkness. Yes, our world is home to glowing sharks. Plus: artist Calvin Nicholls is making extremely detailed sculptures of animals out of paper.

By |2021-03-10T08:15:28-05:00March 10, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Even For Meringue This Meringue Is Light (Cool Weird Awesome 166)

This meringue is just about the lightest dessert ever made. Based on the lightest substance in the world, Aerogel, it's about 96 percent air and a serving weighs about a gram. We guarantee you won’t think it's too filling. Plus: the story of a light-emitting fungus gnat in Brazil, which is maybe not as appetizing as the first story.

By |2019-11-07T06:41:45-05:00November 7, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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