Pilot Whales Trick Their Predators By Mimicking Their Voices (Cool Weird Awesome 435)

A team out of New Curtin University in Australia has found that pilot whales appear to imitate one of their predators, tricking them away from the hunt. And in equally clever but much more irritating news, a neighborhood in Ottawa, Ontario reports squirrels are stealing the LED lights out of their holiday displays.

By |2020-12-07T09:56:31-05:00December 7, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Earth Might Have Been Purple Back In The Day (Cool Weird Awesome 318)

Our planet is sometimes called the big blue marble, but Professor Shiladitya DasSarma of the University of Maryland-Baltimore has a hypothesis that suggests if you look way back in time, Earth may have once been bright purple. Plus: meet a guitar with LEDs built into its body that can flash in time with the music.

By |2021-05-25T09:42:20-04:00June 11, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

We’re Grateful For Off The Wall Thanksgiving Sides (Cool Weird Awesome 181)

Happy Thanksgiving - and are you really gonna eat that? This holiday edition of Cool Weird Awesome celebrates that for which we are all most grateful: the bewildering foods that inexplicably become part of our annual Thanksgiving dinners, from "seafoam salad" to "tunies" to hot dog chunks warmed up in pizza sauce. Plus: holiday lights are coming, and "Peteyville" in Hammond, Indiana is one of the best and brightest displays you'll find.

By |2019-11-28T06:09:22-05:00November 28, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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