The Asterisk Has Been Helping Us Qualify Our Sentences For Over Two Millennia (Cool Weird Awesome 565)

The new book “Hyphens and Hashtags” looks at where all our punctuation marks have come from. Some of them, like the highly versatile asterisk, have been around for thousands of years. Plus: if you've had a week that made you want to scream, Japan has a Screambulance that may help.

By |2021-07-02T09:40:45-04:00July 2, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

Quit Hating On Candy Corn, At Least Until You Hear Its Story (Cool Weird Awesome 160)

It’s National Candy Corn Day, and while no candy gets more hassle around this time of year than candy corn, it also has its fans. I mean, someone's eating those 9 billion pieces produced each year. Plus: a haunted house in Utah with an unforgettably creepy name.

By |2023-10-30T06:48:33-04:00October 30, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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