Some Olympians Won Medals For Painting And Shooting Cannons (Cool Weird Awesome 580)

For better or for worse, the Summer Olympics are finally here. We thought it would be a good time to look back at some of the lesser-known events in the history of the Games, like painting and cannon shooting. Plus: Tomas Gomez headed to the driving range just ahead of a storm, and his ball ended up getting hit by lightning. 

By |2021-07-23T09:24:36-04:00July 23, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The Time A Golfer Won The US Open While Suffering From Dysentery (Cool Weird Awesome 551)

The 1934 US Open was a prestigious but kind of strange golf tournament. The guy who won it, Olin Dutra, was sick as a dog the whole time. And another top player reportedly knocked himself out of contention after accidentally hitting himself in the head with a club.

By |2021-06-07T09:24:53-04:00June 7, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Bioprinting Clothes (And More) Out Of Algae (Cool Weird Awesome 530)

A research team at the University of Rochester and the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has found a way to bioprint a strong, flexible and eco-friendly material that could one day serve as fabric for t-shirts, energy storage for space missions and much more. Plus: there's a world record for longest golf drive into a moving car... you knew that was a record, right?

By |2021-05-06T08:13:28-04:00May 6, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |
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