For Some People Decades Ago, Winter Was Time For Barrel Jumping (Cool Weird Awesome 916)

There are lots of winter sports, like snowshoeing, skiing, ice skating, sledding, hockey and curling. One sport that used to be a big hit around this time of year? Competitive barrel jumping.

By |2022-12-30T08:37:05-05:00December 30, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The “Snow Bowl” Proved Playing College Football In A Blizzard Is Hard (Cool Weird Awesome 896)

For some people, watching football is the best part of Thanksgiving weekend. Today in 1950, there was a football game that had to be seen to be believed: the Snow Bowl.

By |2022-11-25T16:13:34-05:00November 25, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Classic Black And White Soccer Ball Was Designed To Look Like A Satellite (Cool Weird Awesome 892)

The World Cup is getting underway in Qatar. The Cup's official ball has a colorful and busy design, perfect for HDTVs. Here's the story of how the classic black and white ball got its design.

By |2022-11-21T11:33:55-05:00November 21, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

The New York Mets Once Made A Mule Their Mascot (Cool Weird Awesome 874)

It's National Mule Day, so it's a great day to celebrate a mule who singlehandedly… showed up at some Major League Baseball games. Here's the story of the official mule mascot of the New York Mets.

By |2022-10-26T07:56:06-04:00October 26, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A College Football Game Ended With A Score Of 222-0 (Cool Weird Awesome 861)

Today in 1916, a college football game that was about as one-sided as it gets: Georgia Tech 222, Cumberland College 0. Here's how this absolute squash of a game played out.

By |2022-10-07T06:24:27-04:00October 7, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

For Decades, The Chicago Cubs Missed The World Series, And Fans Blamed It On The Curse Of The Billy Goat (Cool Weird Awesome 860)

Today in 1945 was the beginning of curse, or at least that's how frustrated fans of the Chicago Cubs. Here's the story of the Curse of the Billy Goat.

By |2022-10-06T07:44:41-04:00October 6, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Margaret Abbott Won Olympic Gold Even Though She Didn’t Know She Was In The Olympics (Cool Weird Awesome 858)

Today in 1900, Margaret Abbott became the first American woman to win an Olympic title, even though she didn’t know she was in the Olympics.

Pitcher Ray Caldwell Was Struck By Lightning During A Game But Won Anyway (Cool Weird Awesome 834)

Today in 1919, one of the strangest moments in the history of baseball: a pitcher won a game in which he was struck by lightning!

By |2022-08-24T07:54:06-04:00August 24, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

That Time Some Dude Drove A Van Dressed As A Car Seat (Cool Weird Awesome 823)

It was around this time in 2017 that people in Arlington, Virginia spotted what looked like a grey Ford passenger van with no driver. And then things got even weirder.

By |2022-08-09T08:52:31-04:00August 9, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Time Pittsburgh Lost Its H – And Then Got It Back (Cool Weird Awesome 813)

Today in 1911, a big day for the city of Pittsburgh: after an effort that lasted decades, the city won back the H at the end of its name!

By |2022-07-19T10:34:17-04:00July 19, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |
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