Mill Ends Park In Portland Is The World’s Smallest Park (Cool Weird Awesome 734)

Today in 1948 that a guy in Portland, Oregon, dedicated Mill Ends Park, two square feet of green space in the middle of a parkway. It's still the world’s smallest park today.

By |2024-03-17T14:13:37-04:00March 17, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

With The Emotional Clothing Collection, You Really Can Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve (Cool Weird Awesome 683)

Polish designer Iga Węglińska has a new way to help us stay in touch with our emotions: she's created clothes that will respond when we get stressed out.

By |2021-12-30T06:53:24-05:00December 30, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

That’s No Moon, It’s An Underwater “Space Station” (Cool Weird Awesome 358)

Fabien Cousteau is looking to build PROTEUS, a 4,000 square foot underwater research station that has research facilities, a multimedia production studio and an underwater greenhouse. A much more productive use of underwater space than Dr. No and SPECTRE had. Plus: the Racine Art Museum has brought back the annual Peeps Art Exhibition, and this year's submissions are extremely sweet. 

By |2020-08-13T07:48:23-04:00August 13, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Color-Changing Chocolate Sounds Like A Willy Wonka Invention Brought To Real Life (Cool Weird Awesome 205)

Researchers in Switzerland say they’ve found a way to change the color of chocolate, and without adding any colors or dyes to it. Instead, they use a special imprint to give it a glowing, rainbow-y patina. Plus: the annual PeepsFest is getting underway, and they're going to do a ball drop for New Year's with a giant Peep!

By |2021-02-18T07:56:58-05:00December 31, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

This One Goes Out To All My Peeps (Cool Weird Awesome 16)

The surest sign of spring is neither the calendar nor the weather. It’s the reappearance of Peeps, which are the stuff of candy and cultural legend now.

By |2024-04-11T08:34:42-04:00April 11, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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