There’s A House In The Middle Of France’s Loire River (Cool Weird Awesome 851)

It's known as the House in the Loire, and it's a popular sight for those on Loire River boat tours. But it's not a house on a formerly dry site that later flooded; nor does anyone live there.

By |2022-09-23T06:40:15-04:00September 23, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The Carrington Event, A Huge Magnetic Storm That Let Telegraph Operators Send Messages Through The Air (Cool Weird Awesome 841)

Today in 1859 the night sky was about as bright as it's ever been, thanks to a massive geomagnetic storm known today as the Carrington Event.

By |2022-09-02T06:53:16-04:00September 2, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bobbie The Wonder Dog Walked From Indiana To Oregon (Cool Weird Awesome 836)

It's National Dog Day, so it's a good day to tell the story of Bobbie a dog who once walked home more than 2,500 miles after being separated from his family.

By |2022-08-26T09:00:39-04:00August 26, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

We Could Soon Do Ultrasounds Through A Wearable Patch (Cool Weird Awesome 825)

Researchers at MIT have created a high-tech device that’s about one square inch in size and just a few millimeters thick, and can do ultrasounds for as long as 48 hours.

By |2022-08-11T09:50:36-04:00August 11, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Coffee Milk Is The Official State Drink Of Rhode Island (Cool Weird Awesome 821)

Today in 1993, Rhode Island adopted coffee milk as its official state drink. And in that state, coffee milk is kind of a world unto itself.

By |2022-07-29T09:01:03-04:00July 29, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Here’s What 3,000 Year Old Pants Are Like (Cool Weird Awesome 810)

Summer is usually shorts weather, but there’s some new research on pants that’s worth a look, especially when you know that the pants at the center of this work are from 3,000 years ago. Plus: the South Carolina Peach Festival is getting underway this week in the community of Gaffney.

By |2022-07-14T10:01:25-04:00July 14, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Bessie Stringfield Became Miami’s “Motorcycle Queen” (Cool Weird Awesome 806)

It's National Motorcycle Day, so it's a perfect day to tell the story of one of the most legendary riders of all time: Bessie Stringfield, whose cross country trips and daring won her the name "Motorcycle Queen of Miami."

By |2022-07-08T07:22:15-04:00July 8, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Wat Misaka Was A Pro Basketball Pioneer (And A Pretty Impressive Bowler, Too) (Cool Weird Awesome 801)

Today in 1947, Wat Misaka became the first non-white player to be drafted into what is now the NBA. Here's some of his story.

Hanson Gregory, The Sea Captain Who Gave The Doughnut Its Hole (Cool Weird Awesome 786)

Fried dough cakes have been around seemingly forever, but for National Doughnut Day, we have the story of an innovation that helped make this treat the icon that it is today: the invention of the doughnut hole.

A Guy In Massachusetts Made Pretty Much His Whole House Out Of Old Newspapers (Cool Weird Awesome 785)

The Paper House of Rockport, Massachusetts has a wood frame, but otherwise owner Elis Stenman made the place almost entirely out of old newspapers. And you can still read the stories in the walls today.

By |2022-06-02T07:58:18-04:00June 2, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |
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