In 1906, Chicago’s Newspapers Told Everybody The City Was Being Attacked By Dinosaurs (Cool Weird Awesome 1211)

It was probably more elaborate than your standard April Fools Day joke: today in 1906, the Chicago Tribune put together a two page "report," complete with pictures, about swarms of dinosaurs wrecking the city.

By |2024-04-01T07:42:22-04:00April 1, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Before There Were Big Car Sales On Presidents Day, There Were Big Bicycle Sales (Cool Weird Awesome 953)

Today is the observance of President's Day, originally a holiday marking the February 22nd birthday of George Washington, but along the way it also became known as Bicycle Day.

By |2024-02-20T09:06:08-05:00February 20, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Dinosaurs Got Sore Throats And Sniffles, Apparently (Cool Weird Awesome 727)

There were cold-like illnesses and sore throats long before there were humans to catch colds and to get sore throats. A research project has found another creature that got sniffles: dinosaurs.

The Hospital Of The Future’s Secret Weapon Is Surgical “Duct Tape” (Cool Weird Awesome 720)

A team at MIT has come up with a new substance that do-it-yourselfers will love: a surgical "duct tape" that can help seal up wounds and tears in the body's gastrointestinal system.

By |2022-02-18T05:54:49-05:00February 18, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

What We Thought Dinosaur Bones Were Before We Knew About Dinosaurs (Cool Weird Awesome 310)

The word "dinosaur" was coined in the 1840s, but people have been finding dinosaur fossils for thousands of years. So what did people think dinosaur bones were before we had an idea that dinosaurs existed? Plus: if your dream is to find a dinosaur-shaped waffle cone with a scoop of ice cream in its mouth, there's a place in southern California that can help you.

By |2024-04-01T07:46:17-04:00June 1, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Whatever’s In Loch Ness Isn’t What’s In The Famous Loch Ness Monster Photo (Cool Weird Awesome 123)

Researchers may have finally solved the long-running mystery of what the Loch Ness Monster is. What Nessie is not is the thing that is in the picture you’ll most likely see when you search for “Loch Ness Monster” on the internet.

By |2023-12-07T21:21:05-05:00September 9, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

I’ll Take Alex Trebek Facts For $500, Alex (Cool Weird Awesome 121)

It sure was nice to hear that Jeopardy host Alex Trebek is not only doing well following his cancer treatment, he’s already back at work on a new season of the show! Each day's filming requires hundreds of clues, multiple suit changes and lots of ways to respond to contestants' responses.

By |2021-01-19T08:55:56-05:00September 5, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |
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