Indiana Almost Set The Value Of Pi At 3.2, Even Though That Isn’t Pi’s Value (Cool Weird Awesome 1180)

This week in 1897, lawmakers in the state of Indiana almost added a mathematical shortcut to state law, with a bill that would have set the wrong value for the number pi. 

By |2024-02-05T08:48:10-05:00February 5, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The Prison-Only Potato Chips Known As “The Whole Shabang” Live Up To Their Name (Cool Weird Awesome 969)

Some chip brands hit it big on store shelves - but one brand that won legions of adoring fans in prisons. For National Potato Chip Day, the story of The Whole Shabang.

By |2024-02-05T08:49:58-05:00March 14, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Winnie the Pooh Is Named For A Zoo Bear And A Swan (Cool Weird Awesome 697)

Today in 1882 author A.A. Milne was born. His most famous character, Winnie the Pooh, was named partly for a real bear who lived at the London Zoo. And yes, the real Winnie had a sweet tooth as well.

By |2024-01-18T11:17:15-05:00January 18, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Face Masks Of Today Could Become The Roads Of Tomorrow (Cool Weird Awesome 477)

Millions of people are wearing masks these days to protect themselves and others. And researchers in Australia have found a way to reuse those single-use, disposable masks to make new roads. Plus: it's National Pizza Day, so here's a very geometry-heavy way to slice up a pizza and still make it equal for two eaters.

By |2023-12-28T09:24:48-05:00February 9, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |
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