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.

2021-04-07T09:07:05-04:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

How To Find Where You Are In Just Three Words (Cool Weird Awesome 109)

The app what3words breaks down all the spaces on earth into 3 meter by 3 meter squares and assigns each of those squares a unique set of three words. Anyone who knows the three words for a square can pinpoint it with GPS - just ask the group of lost hikers in a UK forest who got help in about a minute thanks to the system.

2019-08-20T09:42:56-04:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |
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