NASA Has Its Own Railroad (Cool Weird Awesome 1006)

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.

By |2024-05-10T08:18:51-04:00May 10, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

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

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.

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

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.

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