Grace Bedell, The Girl Who Got Abe Lincoln To Grow A Beard (Cool Weird Awesome 635)

Today in 1860, an 11 year old wrote to not-yet-president Abraham Lincoln, suggesting he grow some whiskers because "your face is so thin." Later, a bearded Abe visited the letter writer, Grace Bedell of Westfield, New York, and showed off his new look. Plus: today in 1957, an unusual demonstration in Port Washington, Wisconsin: the “Power Mower of the Future”!

By |2021-10-15T08:51:51-04:00October 15, 2021|Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Comments Off on Grace Bedell, The Girl Who Got Abe Lincoln To Grow A Beard (Cool Weird Awesome 635)

A Robot Car That Can Walk As Well As It Drives (Cool Weird Awesome 432)

Hyundai is now working to develop what it calls "ultimate mobility vehicles." When they encounter rough terrain the wheels can't pass through, these cars will be able to stand up on robotic legs and walk through. Plus: a guy on TikTok is winning fans with his four-wheel-drive off-road lawn mower.

By |2020-12-02T08:07:27-05:00December 2, 2020|Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Comments Off on A Robot Car That Can Walk As Well As It Drives (Cool Weird Awesome 432)

Cakes, Cookies and Doughnuts: This Week’s YouTube Videos To Watch With Your Kids

This week's videos are (very) loosely themed around desserts - fitting that we're all coming down from the Halloween sugar rush.

By |2019-11-06T13:35:14-05:00November 8, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Cakes, Cookies and Doughnuts: This Week’s YouTube Videos To Watch With Your Kids

The Fastest Lawn Mower In The World, And How We Got To It (Cool Weird Awesome 67)

Earlier this month a prototype mower in Germany set a new world record by going from zero to 100 miles an hour in 6.29 seconds… while still cutting grass! Not bad for an invention that's not even 200 years old.

By |2021-08-16T09:31:27-04:00June 21, 2019|Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Comments Off on The Fastest Lawn Mower In The World, And How We Got To It (Cool Weird Awesome 67)
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