Legend Says Instead of Fighting A War, Two Armies In Switzerland Sat Down For Some Soup (Cool Weird Awesome 1255)

Legend has it that today in 1529, two armies in Switzerland decided that instead of having a war, they would have some soup.

By |2024-06-10T08:23:41-04:00June 10, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Parachuting Beavers Of ‘48 (Cool Weird Awesome 514)

On this day in 1948, Idaho Fish and Game moved beavers to a new habitat in a very unusual way: they had the beavers parachute into the wilderness! We'll explain how they did it. Plus: a new map of New York City's most notable trees helps people find some unique green space even in the big city.

By |2024-04-07T08:02:25-04:00April 7, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Why Does A Water Tower In Kentucky Say “Florence Y’All”? (Cool Weird Awesome 368)

What's In A Name Week continues with the story of a water tower in northern Kentucky that was supposed to be an advertisement, but ended up becoming a local landmark. Plus: we'll explain one version of how Chicken Dinner Road in Idaho got its name.

By |2021-03-31T08:19:26-04:00August 27, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

What Do You Call People In Each State? (Cool Weird Awesome 334)

Vivid Maps released a map of the U.S. by demonym, which is the term for a word that describes people from a certain place. Some are straightforward, but there are also plenty of surprises. Plus: you've heard of Four Corners, but did you know there's also a Tri-State Marker where you could stand in the states of Idaho, Wyoming and Utah all at once?

By |2020-07-03T08:29:51-04:00July 3, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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