Violet Jessop Lived Through Three Shipwrecks, Including The Titanic (Cool Weird Awesome 519)

One of the more than 700 survivors of the sinking of RMS Titanic was Violet Jessop, a stewardess who helped passengers get into lifeboats and wait for rescue. Amazingly, Jessop had been in one shipwreck before that, and would go on to be in another. Plus: today marks 100 years since the death of the man who patented the Ouija board. His tombstone pays special tribute to his contribution.

By |2021-04-14T08:03:35-04:00April 14, 2021|Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Comments Off on Violet Jessop Lived Through Three Shipwrecks, Including The Titanic (Cool Weird Awesome 519)

There’s A Giant Ouija Board In Salem, Massachusetts (Cool Weird Awesome 150)

Salem, Massachusetts is now home to the world’s largest Ouija board. These boards are a product of the Spiritualist movement of the 19th century, which emphasized communicating with the “other side.” They happened to be the most practical way to connect!

By |2021-04-02T07:40:55-04:00October 16, 2019|Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Comments Off on There’s A Giant Ouija Board In Salem, Massachusetts (Cool Weird Awesome 150)
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