Ancient Romans Once Threatened To Exile Anyone Wearing Pants (Cool Weird Awesome 1235)

One way you could celebrate National No Pants Day today is to put on a Roman toga or tunic, though the ancient Romans actually did a 180 on pants. Here's why they were for them after they were against them. 

By |2024-05-03T07:59:33-04:00May 3, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The Dog That Climbed All Of New Hampshire’s 4,000 Foot Mountains (Cool Weird Awesome 1031)

Today in 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the Constitution. A dog there once climbed all 48 of the state’s 4,000 foot high mountains.

By |2024-04-05T07:41:15-04:00June 21, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

For Safer Motorcycling, How About Pants With Airbags? (Cool Weird Awesome 965)

Motorcycles just don’t have many of the same safety advantages as cars and trucks. So a company in Sweden is taking one of those safety features and adding it to a rider’s outfit: introducing airbag pants!

By |2024-01-16T08:48:13-05:00March 8, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Helen Hulick, Who Went To Jail For The Right To Wear Slacks In Court (Cool Weird Awesome 888)

Today in 1938, a California woman took a stand in court for the right to wear slacks instead of a dress in court. Here's the story of Helen Hulick and her campaign against "anti-slackism."

By |2024-05-03T08:02:12-04:00November 15, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Here’s What 3,000 Year Old Pants Are Like (Cool Weird Awesome 810)

Summer is usually shorts weather, but there’s some new research on pants that’s worth a look, especially when you know that the pants at the center of this work are from 3,000 years ago.

By |2024-02-01T09:29:11-05:00July 14, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

One Pair Of Pants, One Wild Christmas Tradition (Cool Weird Awesome 444)

Ever tried to re-gift a present you didn't need? Two brothers-in-law kept giving each other the same pair of pants for decades - and in increasingly complicated wrappings. Plus: ever hear about the time Alex Trebek walked onto the Jeopardy! set without pants?

By |2023-12-25T11:00:00-05:00December 25, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

I will not yield! Some Things For October 17, 2019

We've got a little bit of everything today.

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