Murphy, The Eagle Who Became Dad To A Rock (Cool Weird Awesome 1220)

This month in 2023, a big moment in the life of an eagle named Murphy, who had become internet famous for raising a rock.

By |2024-04-12T07:07:34-04:00April 12, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Glowing Orbs In The Netherlands Could Light The Way Toward Clean Water (Cool Weird Awesome 1219)

There’s a new way to find out whether fresh water is actually fresh and clean: a set of glowing orbs in the Netherlands called POND.

By |2024-04-11T08:04:47-04:00April 11, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

A Dog In The UK Saved Lives During The Blitz, Thanks To A Full Bladder (Cool Weird Awesome 1215)

This month in 1941, a dog in the UK became a hero in a very strange way, stopping a bomb by answering the call of nature.

By |2024-04-05T07:37:53-04:00April 5, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

A Guy In Melbourne Walks Around With A Giant Carrot Just For Fun (Cool Weird Awesome 1214)

It's International Carrot Day. If you want to see a really unique carrot, try Melbourne, Australia, where a guy named Nathan walks around town with a very large papier mache carrot. 

By |2024-04-04T09:01:48-04:00April 4, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Communist Countries Thought The TV Show “Dallas” Would Scare Citizens Away From Capitalism, But It Backfired (Cool Weird Awesome 1212)

The iconic TV show was just supposed to be a miniseries, but it kept winning over audience after audience - even some behind the Iron Curtain.

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: , , , , |

When Missouri Banned Schools For Black Students, John Berry Meachum Started A School On A Riverboat (Cool Weird Awesome 1189)

Today in 1847, the state of Missouri put a significant obstacle in front of a civil rights activist's efforts to educate Black students in St. Louis. But he found a way around it. 

When Indiana Tried To Get “Louie, Louie” Off The Radio (Cool Weird Awesome 1178)

Today in 1964, Billboard Magazine reported that the governor of Indiana had called on the state’s broadcasters to stop playing the song “Louie, Louie” by the Kingsmen because of its allegedly dirty lyrics.

By |2024-02-01T09:57:16-05:00February 1, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

To Win A Dance Marathon, Couples Might Have To Keep Going For Five Months (Cool Weird Awesome 1174)

Today in 1907, the birthday of Callum deVillier, who once won a dance marathon with partner Vonnie Kuchinski after more than five months of steps.

By |2024-01-19T06:07:45-05:00January 19, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |
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