A New Mexico Lawmaker Tried To Make Expert Witnesses Dress Like Wizards In Court (Cool Weird Awesome 922)

Today in 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state in the Union. And so far, it’s the only one where a state lawmaker tried to make expert witnesses dress like wizards in court. 

By |2023-01-06T07:01:05-05:00January 6, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

When Marlon Brando Hosts An Acting Seminar, It Can Get Really Wild (Cool Weird Awesome 879)

Around this time in 2001, eccentric Hollywood legend Marlon Brando held a 10-day seminar called “Lying For A Living" where he alternately taught acting and did very, very Marlon Brando things.

By |2022-11-02T08:40:07-04:00November 2, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

There’s A Bulldozer Under The University Of Illinois’ Stadium – Or Is There? (Cool Weird Awesome 868)

Today in 1924, the University of Illinois dedicated Memorial Stadium, which holds some 60,000 football fans and, legend has it, one bulldozer. We'll look at what really happened.

By |2022-10-18T05:55:36-04:00October 18, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

A Quick Look At Superfast Bullet Trains (Cool Weird Awesome 866)

This month in 1964 that the country first began using its world-famous bullet trains, so we've got a few, well, fast facts about them.

By |2022-10-14T06:37:46-04:00October 14, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

For Decades, The Chicago Cubs Missed The World Series, And Fans Blamed It On The Curse Of The Billy Goat (Cool Weird Awesome 860)

Today in 1945 was the beginning of curse, or at least that's how frustrated fans of the Chicago Cubs. Here's the story of the Curse of the Billy Goat.

By |2022-10-06T07:44:41-04:00October 6, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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: , , , , |
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