11 08, 2023

During The Burryman’s Parade, A Scottish Dude In A Suit Made Of Burrs Walks Around Drinking Whiskey (Cool Weird Awesome 1068)

By |2023-08-11T07:38:31-04:00August 11, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The second Friday in August is an exciting time in the Scottish community of South Queensferrry. That’s when the town holds an event that takes some explaining: the Burryman’s Parade.

13 06, 2023

Charles Osborne Had The Hiccups For 68 Years (Cool Weird Awesome 1025)

By |2023-06-13T07:22:31-04:00June 13, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

Today in 1922, a guy named Charles Osborne had an accident with a very unusual side effect: it gave him the hiccups for nearly seven decades. 

25 01, 2022

Nellie Bly Made It Around The World In 72 Days (Cool Weird Awesome 702)

By |2022-01-25T06:43:22-05:00January 25, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Today in 1890, Nellie Bly finished her trip around the world. She was trying to do what Jules Verne's character Phineas Fogg had done in 80 days, and she took just 72.

18 03, 2021

The World’s Fanciest Bus Stop (Cool Weird Awesome 499)

By |2021-03-18T06:47:35-04:00March 18, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

In Scotland's Shetland Islands, on the island called Unst, a 7 year old's request for a new bus stop led to a community tradition of making the space comfortable and colorful. Plus: a museum in South Bend, Indiana is showcasing cars of the 1970s, a time when cars were cars - sometimes a car was multiple cars.

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