Cecil Chubb, The Guy Who Bought Stonehenge At An Auction (Cool Weird Awesome 1088)

This month in 1915, the ancient site known as Stonehenge went up for sale at auction. It's almost unthinkable today, but it happened - what took place after that auction was pretty mind-boggling too. 

By |2024-01-11T06:03:51-05:00September 15, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Did A Dolphin Known As Pelorus Jack Actually Guide Ships Through The Sea? (Cool Weird Awesome 988)

For National Dolphin Day, the story of a dolphin called Pelorus Jack who was famous for allegedly escorting ships off the coast of New Zealand. 

By |2023-04-14T07:46:30-04:00April 14, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

New Zealand’s Parliament Has A “Biscuit Tin of Democracy” (Cool Weird Awesome 778)

Today in 1854, the first sitting of the parliament of New Zealand. And there’s an interesting story about that lawmaking body that involves a very special biscuit tin.

By |2024-01-05T06:28:54-05:00May 24, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

A City In New Zealand Has Its Own Wizard (Cool Weird Awesome 355)

There is at least one person in the world who's paid to be a wizard. The city of Christchurch, New Zealand, contracts with him to "provide acts of wizardry and other wizard-like-services as part of promotional work for the city of Christchurch." Plus: there's a museum exhibit in Switzerland featuring works of art that showcase imaginary or invented languages.

By |2020-08-11T07:54:09-04:00August 10, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |
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