Norton I Of San Francisco Declared Himself Emperor Of The United States (Cool Weird Awesome 545)

On the anniversary of the opening of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, here's the story of another one of the city's icons: Norton I, a man who proclaimed himself emperor of the United States and people went along with it. Plus: a Chinese millionaire has bought a soccer team and has added himself to the roster, and people are going along with it. 

By |2021-05-27T09:22:52-04:00May 27, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Having Knee Problems? Try This Artificial Cartilage (Cool Weird Awesome 338)

Every year in the US there are some 600,000 knee replacement surgeries. But a team at Duke University might help some people avoid those surgeries with a hydrogel that can stand in for cartilage. Plus: engineers at NIKE develop a ball that can really soar.

By |2020-07-09T07:48:16-04:00July 9, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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