10 05, 2023

NASA Has Its Own Railroad (Cool Weird Awesome 1006)

By |2023-09-22T08:58:52-04:00May 10, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

National Train Day is coming up this weekend, so we'll take a look at a railroad that doesn't get a lot of attention, the one NASA has used to move parts and supplies to and from Kennedy Space Center. Plus: today in 1806, the birthday of James Shields, the only person who's served as US Senator from three different states.

26 03, 2021

A “Mammoth Loaf” Once Turned The U.S. Senate Chamber Into A Big Bread Box

By |2021-03-26T10:38:07-04:00March 26, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Today in 1804, the US Senate held a party featuring something called the “Mammoth Loaf.” To explain, we have to first tell you about Thomas Jefferson, an enormous block of cheese and an archeology project. Plus: a very cold town in Siberia has some very cool music, thanks to spring ice drums.

4 11, 2020

The U.S. Senate Has A Candy Desk (Cool Weird Awesome 412)

By |2021-02-19T09:49:39-05:00November 4, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

It's National Candy Day, and the day after Election Day, so let's visit the back row of the U.S. Senate chamber, where, for over half a century, senators have kept a desk drawer filled with candy to share with colleagues. Plus: in Japan, candy is also fine art, thanks to the practice of amezaiku, or sculpting molten sugar syrup.

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