Haters Used To Give Out “Vinegar Valentines” To Push People’s Buttons (Cool Weird Awesome 1187)

The whole idea of Valentine's Day is to show a little love, right? Not always. In the old days, some people sent out nasty-grams known as "vinegar valentines" to their least favorite people. 

By |2024-02-14T06:57:28-05:00February 14, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Victorians Made Art Out Of Locks Of Hair (Cool Weird Awesome 380)

A lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair just sold for $81,000 at auction, a reminder that a) people will pay lots of money for lots of things, and b) hair was a pretty important keepsake in the 19th century - people back then even made it into art.

By |2024-02-12T09:36:28-05:00September 14, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The Terrifying World Of Victorian-Era Christmas Cards (Cool Weird Awesome 199)

Santa Claus stuffing a terrified kid into his bag of presents? Creepy monsters chasing people? A Christmas dinner come to life, with utensils as legs? Meet some of the many terrifying designs for Christmas cards back in the Victorian era. Plus: today is the anniversary of Earthrise, the iconic photo taken by the Apollo 8 crew as they orbited the moon.

By |2023-09-19T09:34:58-04:00December 24, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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