Debates Can Always Be Worse, Ask The Guy Who Poured Water On The Audience (Cool Weird Awesome 395)

If you've read the negative reviews about last week's debate, know that there are other stories of candidate face-offs gone wrong in the history books - like the one in Arkansas that left the audience all wet. Plus: for National Fire Prevention Week, we pay a visit to Busted Plug, a four story tall sculpture of a fire hydrant. 

2020-10-05T08:15:19-04:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

“Fordite” Is The Gem Made From Paint At Auto Factories (Cool Weird Awesome 393)

Back in the days when auto workers spray painted new vehicles, excess paint would harden and accumulate into a substance that looked like colorful gemstones. Jewelers have been making works of art out of "fordite" ever since. Plus: ever wanted to make a bread bowl that looks like your own face? Now you can! 

2021-02-25T09:15:15-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

An Art Project Is Taking Photos Over A Thousand Years (Cool Weird Awesome 373)

The strangeness of this year has been messing with our internal clocks and our sense of how days, weeks and months go. But sometimes it's good to rethink how we understand time, like though Tahoe Timescape, a project to take photographs over one thousand years. Plus: New York City is where King Kong ran wild in the movies, but a new statue could help rebuild the relationship between NYC and big apes.

2020-09-03T07:39:06-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The Letters of the English Alphabet Weren’t Added in Alphabetical Order (Cool Weird Awesome 306)

Amazingly, the English alphabet added its last letter in 1524, and no, that letter wasn't Z. We'll explain how an Italian grammarian convinced the world to add one more letter to the list. Plus: Andoni Bastarrika is a Basque artist who works with sand, but we’re not talking about basic beach sand castles here.

2020-05-26T07:53:42-04:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Michelangelo Knew Human Anatomy Better Than Medical Science Did (Cool Weird Awesome 210)

Michelangelo’s David has been one of the best-known works of art for centuries because of its extraordinary detail. Last week we learned it may be even more detailed than we knew. Plus: Clean the World has been collecting, sterilizing and recycling all those old hotel room soaps into new bars, which are sent to people in need all over the world.

2021-02-24T10:05:05-05:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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