Groups Of Chimpanzees Spy On Each Other (Cool Weird Awesome 1131)

New research finds groups of chimpanzees spy on each other, carrying out recon missions to either avoid other groups or to try to encroach on their territory when it's safe to do so.

By |2023-11-22T08:43:28-05:00November 22, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

A California Artist Once Helped Drivers By Adding His Own Road Sign To The Highway (Cool Weird Awesome 1070)

This month in 2001, a self-described “sign guy” decided to solve an issue on southern California highways by adding his own road sign. 

By |2023-08-22T06:59:37-04:00August 22, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Getting A Thousand Bucks In Oily Pennies In Your Driveway Is One Way To Wrap Up A Job (Cruel Weird Awful 7)

Leaving a job usually means wrapping things up with your soon to be ex-employer including getting a final paycheck. But here’s the story of a guy who got a pretty unpleasant sendoff. 

By |2023-07-15T15:10:07-04:00July 15, 2023|Categories: Cruel Weird Awful, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The Hollywood Sign Was A Big Ad That Turned Into a Landmark (Cool Weird Awesome 1047)

100 years ago today, a land developer in southern California spent $21,000 on a sign to advertise a new housing project. The HOLLYWOOD sign has come a long way from that moment, but it hasn't always been easy.

By |2023-07-13T09:22:46-04:00July 13, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Sign Spinning Isn’t Just A Job, It’s A Sport (Cool Weird Awesome 927)

Tomorrow in Las Vegas, the 2023 AArrow Sign Spinners competition begins, with elite-level sign spinners showing off their best moves.

By |2024-01-13T08:09:49-05:00January 13, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Salvador Dalí Used To Draw Christmas Cards For Hallmark (Cool Weird Awesome 678)

The history of Christmas cards has taken some strange turns over the years, but maybe none stranger than when Surrealist icon Salvador Dalí made Christmas cards for Hallmark.

By |2021-12-23T07:29:31-05:00December 23, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

An Email Mixup Led To A Very Strange Welsh Road Sign (Cool Weird Awesome 645)

This week in 2008, local officials in Swanzey tried to get English-to-Welsh translation for a road sign they wanted to put up. They got a Welsh sentence in response, but it wasn't what they thought. Plus: today in 1969, the first network message on ARPANET goes through, though without a few key letters. 

By |2021-10-29T07:29:31-04:00October 29, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Can AI Bring Extinct Languages Back To Life? (Cool Weird Awesome 406)

A project out of MIT is using artificial intelligence to scan lost languages and find rules and conventions that may help us figure out what all those words from years ago might mean.

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