Back Off, Or This Octopus May Throw Something At You (Cool Weird Awesome 609)

Social distancing is a thing in the octopus world. According to new research out of the University of Sydney, some females will tell males to back off by throwing stuff at them. Plus: it was this week in 2019 that a drunk feral pig in western Australia picked a fight with a cow, which is probably one of the weirdest sentences of the week. 

By |2021-09-09T09:52:13-04:00September 9, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

How The Hula Hoop Got The World Up And Moving (Cool Weird Awesome 490)

Today in 1963 the Hula Hoop was patented, although by that point it had already become a worldwide phenomenon. And toy hoops go way, way back even before the toys we know today first became popular. Plus: how a very unusual photographer won the Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition.

By |2021-03-05T07:59:51-05:00March 5, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

A Computer Chip That Brings Back The Sense Of Touch (Cool Weird Awesome 287)

Physical distancing has hopefully made us all appreciate the sense of touch a little more. Scientists in Ohio may have found a way to bring that sense back to people with spinal cord injuries. Plus: an octopus may have brought back a family heirloom to a woman in British Columbia, which is a pretty nice thing for an octopus to do.

By |2020-04-29T07:50:22-04:00April 29, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The Loudest Thing Anybody Ever Heard (Cool Weird Awesome 237)

Some sounds are pleasing, others not so much. And a few can actually be destructive, like the sound ZME Science identified is probably the loudest sound humans have ever heard. Plus: how about some loud applause for an octopus who managed to escape four octopus escape rooms?

By |2020-02-14T09:26:09-05:00February 13, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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