Where Did We Put All The Goodwill Moon Rocks From Apollo 17? (Cool Weird Awesome 1150)

Today in 1972 Apollo 17 returned from the moon. One of the lunar samples was sliced up and shared with every American state and hundreds of countries... except that we aren't quite sure where some of those rocks are now.

By |2023-12-19T06:44:54-05:00December 19, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

When Agatha Christie Wasn’t Writing Mysteries, She Was Surfing (Cool Weird Awesome 613)

Today's the birthday of Agatha Christie, the novelist and playwright who gave us some of the most popular mysteries of all time. But when she wasn't sending Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot out to crack cases, she was often found surfing. Plus: it's the birthday of playwright Jerry Sterner, best known for “Other People’s Money," and for being buried under a headstone that was perfect for someone in his line of work.

By |2021-10-04T09:14:21-04:00September 15, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The CIA Once Created Robot Fish (Cool Weird Awesome 560)

It's National Go Fishing Day, though the fish in today’s story aren’t exactly the ones you’d expect to catch. They’re robotic fish called Charlie and Charlene, and they were developed by the Central Intelligence Agency. Plus: tomorrow is National Surfing Day, and one place you might mark the occasion is the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum in California.

By |2021-06-18T08:38:13-04:00June 18, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |
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