February Is The Shortest Month For Literally Odd Reasons (Cool Weird Awesome 1181)

We're in the shortest month of the year, but how did that happen? The answer starts with the Romans, who had reasons.

By |2024-02-06T08:52:22-05:00February 6, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

In 1867 Alaska, It Was Friday, And Another Friday Came Afterward (Cool Weird Awesome 1111)

Today in 1867, the United States formally purchased the land now known as Alaska. The day before had been a Friday, but because of the transfer, that day became a Friday too.

By |2023-10-18T06:39:01-04:00October 18, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

In Sweden In 1712, February Had 30 Days (Cool Weird Awesome 721)

Most years February is 28 days long. Every fourth year it has 29. But one time, in one country, for one year, there was a February 30th.

By |2024-02-06T08:52:30-05:00February 28, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |
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