The Fiaccole of Abbadia San Salvatore Literally Make The Holiday Season Bright (Cool Weird Awesome 679)

Every Christmas Eve, at 6pm, the people of Abbadia San Salvatore in Italy light pyramids of wood called fiaccole they they've carefully collected and stacked for weeks. On what's one of the coldest and darkest nights of the year, the work together to celebrate with heat and light for everyone.

By |2021-12-24T07:55:13-05:00December 24, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Emma Schols Saved Her Six Kids From A Burning House (Cool Weird Awesome 605)

Today in 2019, a woman in Sweden rose to an unthinkable occasion: she rescued all six of her children, including three under 5 years old, while their house burned down. Plus: did you know hummingbirds can see some ultraviolet colors that humans can't? 

By |2021-09-03T08:57:47-04:00September 3, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

When Marvel Printed A KISS Comic Book, The Band Added Its Blood To The Ink (Cool Weird Awesome 544)

Today in 1977, Marvel Comics publishes a KISS Super Special - and what was really unusual was that the band members had each added a little of their blood into the ink. Plus: a fire-breathing pipe organ that wouldn't be at all out of place at a KISS concert. 

By |2021-05-26T09:27:00-04:00May 26, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

How To Fight Fires With Drones (Cool Weird Awesome 274)

Firefighters in Chongqing, China, may soon put out fires with help from a team of six large drones that can get in the air and quickly extinguish blazes. Plus: a guy in Tacoma, Washington is spreading positivity by yelling things at people for money.

By |2020-04-03T09:23:37-04:00April 3, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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