The Marx Brothers Became Comedians Thanks To An Escaped Mule In Texas (Cool Weird Awesome 1099)

Today was the birthday in 1890 of Groucho Marx, perhaps the best known of the comic geniuses known as the Marx Brothers. And yet, if it hadn’t been for a runaway mule, they might never have ended up doing comedy.

By |2023-10-02T10:53:36-04:00October 2, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Why The USSR Once Thought A Hot Dog Stand Was A Top US Military Installation (Cool Weird Awesome 1091)

Today in 2006, the Pentagon announced it would tear down a fascinating piece of Cold War history: a hot dog stand that the Soviets had once thought was actually a top military target.

By |2023-09-20T08:50:10-04:00September 20, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The New York Mets Once Made A Mule Their Mascot (Cool Weird Awesome 874)

It's National Mule Day, so it's a great day to celebrate a mule who singlehandedly… showed up at some Major League Baseball games. Here's the story of the official mule mascot of the New York Mets.

By |2022-10-26T07:56:06-04:00October 26, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Grandson Of A President From The 1840s Is Alive In The 2020s (Cool Weird Awesome 743)

Today is the birthday President John Tyler. He was born in 1790, and he served as US president in the 1840s. And he has a grandson who is alive in 2022.

By |2022-03-29T09:18:43-04:00March 29, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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