The Netherlands Turned Pole-Sitting Into A Competitive Sport (Cool Weird Awesome 452)

The U.S. had flagpole sitting a century ago, but the Netherlands has Paalzitten, a sport in which people try to outlast each other sitting on poles. It can get competitive, though finding a crowd to watch people sitting on poles can be tricky. Plus: on National Bird Day, we pay tribute to the shoebill, a large bird that looks a bit like a pelican crossed with a dragon.

By |2024-01-05T06:53:18-05:00January 5, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

A Pole-Sitting Champ Finds Out It’s Lonely At The Top (Cool Weird Awesome 136)

Richard "Dixie" Blandy called himself the greatest flagpole sitter of all time - they say he spent more time atop flagpoles than most flags.

By |2019-09-26T06:29:42-04:00September 26, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |
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