Each Year, London Pays Rent To The Crown For Land That’s… Somewhere (Cool Weird Awesome 863)

The UK has lots of traditions. Here's another one: once a year, sometime between about now and mid November, the city of London pays rent to the Crown for several pieces of land in what’s called the Ceremony of Quit Rents.

By |2022-10-11T09:13:53-04:00October 11, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Buy A Box Of Cereal, Get A Square Inch Of Land In The Yukon (Cool Weird Awesome 468)

It was on this day in 1955 that began a promotional campaign for the ages: where you could buy a box of cereal and find a deed to some land inside each specially marked box. Plus: a guy in the UK was trying to spot birds, but instead found 1,300 handmade gold coins nearly 2,000 years old.

By |2021-07-06T13:59:02-04:00January 27, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Australia’s Biggest Little Spelling Error (Cool Weird Awesome 38)

Australians have been laughing, cursing, sighing and facepalming over a misspelled word on the newest printing of the Australian $50 dollar note.

By |2020-01-17T10:29:03-05:00May 13, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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