The Most Poisonous Wallpaper Ever Had Arsenic In It (Cool Weird Awesome 737)

The new book "Bitten by Witch Fever" by Lucinda Hawksley highlights hundreds of wallpaper patterns from the UK in the 19th century, a time when some of the pigments in those papers were made from arsenic. Yes, the poison.

By |2023-03-21T10:26:31-04:00March 21, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The Mullet Is Timeless, And Its Name Comes From The Beastie Boys (Cool Weird Awesome 362)

The mullet may take you back to the 70s or 80s, but it's a timeless hairstyle. No, really: there's evidence that the ancients were wearing business in the front, party in the back thousands of years ago. Plus: another thing that transcends time is the urge to break stuff in a controlled environment, hence an ad for a "frustration room" in the 60s.

By |2023-03-02T09:03:07-05:00August 19, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Living Fabrics Make The World Greener As They Make Us Look Fancy (Cool Weird Awesome 235)

There's a whole world of sustainable materials for clothing that will have less of an impact should they end up in landfills - some don't just have low carbon footprints, they have negative carbon footprints!

By |2024-02-11T09:10:52-05:00February 11, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Checking In To The House Plant Hotel (Cool Weird Awesome 104)

The online plant store Patch is offering to take care of the house plants for you while you’re on holiday, in what it’s calling the world’s first plant hotel.

By |2023-11-28T09:25:18-05:00August 13, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |
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