Oklahoma’s Panhandle Was Once Known As “No Man’s Land” (Cool Weird Awesome 1127)

Today in 1907 Oklahoma became the 46th state in the Union. Oklahoma's panhandle has a complicated history that includes a time when it was known as “No Man’s Land.”

By |2023-11-16T09:03:12-05:00November 16, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

When World War II Meant No Bananas For The UK, People Made “Mock Bananas” Out Of Parsnips (Cool Weird Awesome 991)

It's National Banana Day, so we've got the story of people in the UK who went to great lengths to simulate having bananas when the real deal was off limits during World War II.

By |2024-04-19T07:13:53-04:00April 19, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Two Forecasters Figured Out How To Predict Tornadoes, Right Before One Touched Down (Cool Weird Awesome 741)

Today in 1948, two meteorologists helped make things safer for those living in the path of severe storms, when they issued the first successful tornado warning.

By |2024-03-25T19:30:50-04:00March 25, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Florida Town That Has Its Own Mermaids (Cool Weird Awesome 401)

Today in 1947 was the first performance of the Weeki Wachee Mermaids, professional mermaids in Florida who put on choreographed shows for hundreds of thousands of visitors a year, completely underwater. Plus: the Oklahoma Banjo Fest is now underway, completely virtual and still completely banjo-ey.

By |2023-11-16T10:58:23-05:00October 13, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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