A Rare Blood Condition Led To The “Blue People Of Kentucky” (Cool Weird Awesome 794)

A family in rural Kentucky with a rare blood disorder had blue complexions for decades - until a doctor found a way to treat it.

By |2022-06-22T11:14:20-04:00June 22, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The Pack Horse Librarians Brought Books To Readers In Remote Places (Cool Weird Awesome 748)

National Library Week is here, so it’s a good time to tell the story of librarians who traveled through eastern Kentucky during the Great Depression on horses and mules carrying books and magazines in saddlebags.

By |2022-04-05T08:52:38-04:00April 5, 2022|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: , , , , , , |

When Kentucky Had a “Meat Shower” (Cool Weird Awesome 250)

On this day in 1876, a Mrs. Crouch was outside making soap when “suddenly there descended upon her a gentle shower of meat.” What the heck happened to cause meat to fall from the sky over Bath County, Kentucky? Plus: Lincoln, the goat mayor of Fairhaven, Vermont, runs for reelection against his challenger, Sammy the police dog.

By |2020-03-03T06:31:36-05:00March 3, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |
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