The Pet Rock Started As A Dad Joke And Ended Up As A Million Dollar Idea (Cool Weird Awesome 827)

It was around this time in 1975 that Gary Dahl dropped by a gift show in San Francisco with the idea for the pet rock. It would make him a millionaire.

By |2022-08-15T09:01:48-04:00August 15, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

A Guy Carved Slogans Into Giant Boulders To Get People To Think Positive (Cool Weird Awesome 567)

Today is the birthday of Roger Babson, who once hired stonecutters to carve giant motivational slogans into a series of boulders in Massachusetts during the Great Depression. Plus: a research team from Harvard and MIT has announced a new high-tech face mask with disease-spotting biosensors. It can spot germs more or less in real time! 

By |2021-07-06T08:40:23-04:00July 6, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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