Portugal Once Moved Its Capital City To South America (Cool Weird Awesome 791)

It’s Portugal Day, and no doubt there will be celebrations across the country, including the capital city, Lisbon. Though there was a time in the 19th century when the capital of Portugal was not only outside Lisbon, it was outside Portugal.

Mollusk Shells Inspire An “Unbreakable” Glass (Cool Weird Awesome 630)

Glass is versatile stuff, but fragile. A new project out of McGill University is modeled after the material in mollusk shells and could make glass a lot more durable. Plus: in Brazil, Fabio Gomes Trindade makes outdoor art that incorporates the shapes and colors of the nearby trees and bushes. 

By |2021-10-08T09:31:02-04:00October 8, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The Rhino That Won A Seat On São Paulo’s City Council (Cool Weird Awesome 629)

Today in 1959, a write-in candidate for city council in São Paulo, Brazil, won a huge victory. The catch: that candidate was a rhinoceros from the São Paulo Zoo. Plus: today in 1935, a man in Houston, Missouri finds a hat he'd lost three years earlier. 

By |2021-10-07T07:02:52-04:00October 7, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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