When Jacqueline Cochran Broke The Sound Barrier (Cool Weird Awesome 774)

Today in 1953, Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier. Then again, Cochran moved at high speed her whole career. Plus: today in 1838, the birthday of Alexander Miles, a Black inventor who made elevators what they are today. 

By |2022-05-18T06:19:11-04:00May 18, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

How Elevators Started Moving Up In The World (Cool Weird Awesome 503)

It was on this day in 1857 that the first commercial elevator began operating at a department store in New York City. And once elevators took off, they started shaping the world around us in some pretty big ways. Plus: a city in Oregon is home to an elevator that is technically a street!

By |2021-03-23T07:58:35-04:00March 23, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Lyndon Johnson Had A Not So Great Leap Day (Cool Weird Awesome 248)

It was on a Leap Day in 1968 that the President of the United States got stuck in an elevator. We'll explain how it happened. Plus: this weekend at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, it's the third annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Weekend.

By |2022-02-13T11:02:07-05:00February 28, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
Go to Top