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Cool Weird Awesome with Brady Carlson

By Brady Carlson

Three minutes each weekday of cool facts, weird news and awesome discoveries with Brady Carlson. Back us at http://patreon.com/bradycarlson

  1. 1.
    A Robot Car That Can Walk As Well As It Drives 12/02/2020
    3:19
  2. 2.
    Eco-Friendly Latex Could Keep A Lot of Gloves Out of Landfills 12/01/2020
    3:24
  3. 3.
    When Bing Crosby Sang a Christmas Duet With David Bowie11/30/2020
    3:38
  4. 4.
    The Slinky Was Invented By Accident, But What An Accident It Was 11/27/2020
    3:13
  5. 5.
    When The Macy’s Parade Rickrolled Thanksgiving11/26/2020
    3:14
  6. 6.
    There Used To Be A World Record For Auto Sales11/25/2020
    3:37
  7. 7.
    There’s A Little Art Museum On The Moon11/24/2020
    3:22
  8. 8.
    It’s The Birthday Of The Jukebox, The Old-School System For On-Demand Music11/23/2020
    3:41
  1. 9.
    When A 19 Year Old Drummer Got Onstage With The Who11/20/2020
    3:45
  2. 10.
    In The Future, Roadside Assistance Could Come From Robots 11/19/2020
    3:11
  3. 11.
    The Greenland Shark Can Live For Hundreds Of Years, So Don’t Make It Mad11/18/2020
    3:27
  4. 12.
    Emma Gatewood Hiked The Appalachian Trail Three Times, And Not Quite “Just For The Heck Of It”11/17/2020
    3:40
  5. 13.
    W.C. Handy Laid The Foundation For Modern Music11/16/2020
    3:43
  6. 14.
    NASA Likes To Say Good Morning To Its Astronauts With Music11/13/2020
    3:58
  7. 15.
    Fuel Cells Are Strong To The Finish, When They’re Powered By Spinach11/12/2020
    3:12
  8. 16.
    Central Park’s Almost-Forgotten Tribute To Women Veterans Of World War I11/11/2020
    3:02
  9. 17.
    The Robot That Can Help People Put In Their Contact Lenses11/10/2020
    3:17
  10. 18.
    Cincinnati Built An Observatory Any Stargazer Could Use11/09/2020
    3:57
  11. 19.
    Bats Can Predict Where Their Prey Is Headed11/06/2020
    3:30
  12. 20.
    Earth Makes A Seismic Pulse Every 26 Seconds11/05/2020
    3:16
  13. 21.
    The US Senate Has A Candy Desk11/04/2020
    3:20
  14. 22.
    Before The Lightbulb, Thomas Edison Invented A Voting Machine - And Congress Said No11/03/2020
    3:31
  15. 23.
    Never Skip The Dedication Page Of A Book, They Can Get Wild11/02/2020
    3:30
  16. 24.
    Happy Goosey Night, And Mischief Night, And Cabbage Night10/30/2020
    3:19
  17. 25.
    From Food Waste To Compost In 48 Hours10/29/2020
    3:21
  18. 26.
    Cows Prefer Face-To-Face Talking Over Remote, And Don’t We All At This Point10/28/2020
    3:11
  19. 27.
    Can AI Bring Extinct Languages Back To Life?10/27/2020
    3:23
  20. 28.
    Really, Really White Paint Can Act Like A Coat Of Air Conditioning On A Building10/26/2020
    3:10
  21. 29.
    Car Week: The Speed Camera That Thought It Caught A Car Going 437 MPH10/23/2020
    3:38
  22. 30.
    Car Week: Here In My Hollywood Car Exhibit, I Feel Safest Of All10/22/2020
    3:11
  23. 31.
    Car Week: Smart Intersections Could Help Make Self-Driving Cars Smarter10/21/2020
    3:29
  24. 32.
    Car Week: When Ford Introduced The Soybean Car10/20/2020
    3:52
  25. 33.
    Car Week: A Guy In Michigan Drives A Banana Car10/19/2020
    3:35
  26. 34.
    Dude, Where’s My Billion Years Of Geology10/16/2020
    3:21
  27. 35.
    Ruth Faison Shaw Is The Founding Mother Of Fingerpaint10/15/2020
    3:19
  28. 36.
    This Wearable Exosuit Brings Us A Little Closer To Being Iron Man10/14/2020
    3:20
  29. 37.
    The Florida Town That Has Its Own Mermaids10/13/2020
    3:02
  30. 38.
    The Teachers Who Became World Class Screamers (But Not At Their Classes)10/12/2020
    3:30
  31. 39.
    Raising Money For A Good Cause? Choose Your Fonts Wisely10/09/2020
    3:24
  32. 40.
    These Biodegradable Shoes Have An Expiration Date10/08/2020
    3:17
  33. 41.
    Why Van Halen Said No To Brown M&Ms10/07/2020
    3:27
  34. 42.
    Earth Is Habitable, But Some Planets May Be Super-Habitable10/06/2020
    3:45
  35. 43.
    Debates Can Always Be Worse, Ask The Guy Who Poured Water On The Audience10/05/2020
    3:32
  36. 44.
    Two Football Teams Merged And Became The “Steagles”10/02/2020
    3:24
  37. 45.
    “Fordite” Is The Gem Made From Paint At Auto Factories10/01/2020
    3:30
  38. 46.
    60 Years Ago, The Flintstones Took TV Back Thousands Of Years Ago09/30/2020
    3:30
  39. 47.
    The Olympic Team That Paid Its Way By Selling Coffee09/29/2020
    3:56
  40. 48.
    Going For A Walk Could Generate Wind Power09/28/2020
    3:37
  41. 49.
    Why Shave With A Razor When You Can Use X-Rays?09/25/2020
    3:51
  42. 50.
    A Guy Who Snagged Richard Nixon’s Half-Eaten Sandwich Still Has It 60 Years Later09/24/2020
    3:56
  43. 51.
    Now We Have Nano-Refrigerators09/23/2020
    3:41
  44. 52.
    Here Are A Few Of The Stops On The Road To Stoplights09/22/2020
    3:38
  45. 53.
    A Museum Exhibit In Sweden Includes The Weirdest Drinks Of All Time09/21/2020
    3:40
  46. 54.
    The Town Of Asbestos Is Looking For A Less Asbestos-ey Name09/18/2020
    3:37
  47. 55.
    Put This Sensor On Your Food And See If It’s Safe To Eat09/17/2020
    3:09
  48. 56.
    The Swimming Champion Who Became A Real-Life Superhero09/16/2020
    3:41
  49. 57.
    The Cold Tube Saves Energy By Cooling Us, Not Our Rooms09/15/2020
    3:21
  50. 58.
    Victorians Made Art Out Of Locks Of Hair09/14/2020
    3:33
  51. 59.
    Taking This Pain Reliever Might Make You More Willing To Take Risks09/11/2020
    3:44
  52. 60.
    A Song That Takes 639 Years To Play Just Had A Chord Change 09/10/2020
    3:30
  53. 61.
    The Very First Computer Bug Was An Actual Bug09/09/2020
    3:27
  54. 62.
    The Game Boy That Doesn’t Need Batteries09/08/2020
    3:44
  55. 63.
    The People Who Fix Typewriters Have A Job That Still Needs To Be Done09/07/2020
    3:34
  56. 64.
    Humans Have A Nearly Irresistible Urge To Move To The Music09/04/2020
    3:13
  57. 65.
    An Art Project Is Taking Photos Over A Thousand Years09/03/2020
    3:43
  58. 66.
    Why Is It So Hard To Tell A Real Rembrandt Painting From A Copy?09/02/2020
    3:37
  59. 67.
    The Glorious History Of The Trapper Keeper, The Coolest School Supply Of All Time09/01/2020
    3:26
  60. 68.
    Locusts Could Teach Self-Driving Cars To Avoid Collisions08/31/2020
    3:24
  61. 69.
    The U.S. Almost Had A 49th State Called Absaroka08/28/2020
    3:38
  62. 70.
    Why Does A Water Tower In Kentucky Say “Florence Y’All”?08/27/2020
    3:38
  63. 71.
    Brookeville, Maryland, America’s Capital For A Day08/26/2020
    3:47
  64. 72.
    The Oomphalapompatronium Is An Instrument That Lives Up To Its Unusual Name08/25/2020
    3:34
  65. 73.
    Every Town Has A Name, Even Nameless, Texas08/24/2020
    3:29
  66. 74.
    When A Giant Safe Showed Up In His Yard, A New York Farmer Decided To Embraced The Mystery08/21/2020
    3:20
  67. 75.
    When Steel Wire Was The Hip New Way To Record Sound08/20/2020
    3:41
  68. 76.
    The Mullet Is Timeless, And Its Name Comes From The Beastie Boys08/19/2020
    3:24
  69. 77.
    The Woman Who Got Her Lawmaker Son To Cast The Deciding Vote For Women’s Suffrage08/18/2020
    3:53
  70. 78.
    A Brick House Could Also Be A Power House08/17/2020
    3:00
  71. 79.
    To Protect Themselves From Lions, Cattle In Botswana Have Eyes On Their Backsides08/14/2020
    3:24
  72. 80.
    That’s No Moon, It’s An Underwater “Space Station”08/13/2020
    3:48
  73. 81.
    Fluorescents Just Got Even Brighter08/12/2020
    3:32
  74. 82.
    After The Moon Landing Came The Astronaut Quarantine08/11/2020
    3:22
  75. 83.
    A City In New Zealand Has Its Own Wizard08/10/2020
    3:43
  76. 84.
    Alice Coachman Raised The Bar For Team USA08/07/2020
    3:20
  77. 85.
    Your Phone Can Tell You If That’s A Dangerous Spider Or Just The Regular Kind08/06/2020
    3:17
  78. 86.
    Why You Can’t Use Pepsi Points To Get A Fighter Jet08/05/2020
    3:46
  79. 87.
    The Fabric With A Built-In Cooling System08/04/2020
    3:19
  80. 88.
    Scientists Are Putting Little Cameras On Beetles08/03/2020
    3:23
  81. 89.
    Every Six Months This Island Switches Countries07/31/2020
    3:34
  82. 90.
    That Time More Than 300 Nebraskans Moved A Barn By Hand 07/30/2020
    3:12
  83. 91.
    A New Device Can Tell When An Avocado Will Be Ripe07/29/2020
    3:09
  84. 92.
    Humans Have Their Fingerprints All Over The History Of Fingerprinting07/28/2020
    3:34
  85. 93.
    A Minor League Team Once Held A Game Without Fans As A Publicity Stunt07/27/2020
    3:37
  86. 94.
    Space Week: The Mars Lander Can Give Itself A Helping Hand07/24/2020
    3:37
  87. 95.
    Space Week: How Space Might Save The Whales07/23/2020
    3:13
  88. 96.
    Space Week: If You’re Making Cookies In Space, Be Patient07/22/2020
    3:33
  89. 97.
    Space Week: How Do We Talk To Voyager 1 and 2 When They’re So Far Away?07/21/2020
    3:37
  90. 98.
    Space Week: That Time Pink Floyd Jammed Out During The Moon Landing07/20/2020
    3:59
  91. 99.
    The “Vantafish” Is A Fish That Absorbs Light07/17/2020
    3:08
  92. 100.
    The County Fair That’s Moving To Minecraft This Year07/16/2020
    3:50
  93. 101.
    Can Drones Help Make Bridges Safer?07/15/2020
    3:20
  94. 102.
    The Speed Camera That Thought It Caught A Car Going 437 MPH 07/14/2020
    3:29
  95. 103.
    Brooklyn Still Loves The Blackout Cake07/13/2020
    3:18
  96. 104.
    Humans Actually Do Perk Up Their Ears At Interesting Noises07/10/2020
    3:30
  97. 105.
    Having Knee Problems? Try This Artificial Cartilage07/09/2020
    3:13
  98. 106.
    In The 1980s, You Downloaded Video Games Off The Radio07/08/2020
    3:34
  99. 107.
    Satchel Paige Was So Good He Could Still Get Batters Out In His Late 50s07/07/2020
    3:40
  100. 108.
    Kids In Nicaragua Created Their Own Sign Language07/06/2020
    3:37
  101. 109.
    What Do You Call People In Each State?07/03/2020
    3:42
  102. 110.
    How The Baby-Sitters Club Became The Book Series All The 80s Kids Were Reading07/02/2020
    3:40
  103. 111.
    Canada Was Almost Named “Borealia”07/01/2020
    3:36
  104. 112.
    The Smart Glove That Can Translate Sign Language Into Speech06/30/2020
    3:28
  105. 113.
    The San Diego Chicken Almost Moved To Atlanta06/29/2020
    3:40
  106. 114.
    The Big Muddy Monster Ran Wild In Murphysboro06/26/2020
    3:33
  107. 115.
    The Woman Who Rode A Bike Around The World06/25/2020
    3:57
  108. 116.
    The Longest Tennis Match Ever Started 10 Years Ago Today06/24/2020
    3:33
  109. 117.
    Robots And Soap Bubbles Might Help Pollinate Crops06/23/2020
    3:05
  110. 118.
    After World War I, The Allies Held Their Own Olympic-Style Games06/22/2020
    3:47
  111. 119.
    Five Statues And Six Pedestals That Tell The Story Of Juneteenth06/19/2020
    3:08
  112. 120.
    Meet “Roger Jr.,” The Electronic Voice Made For Roger Ebert 06/18/2020
    3:23
  113. 121.
    Video Games Are Now Medically Necessary06/17/2020
    3:28
  114. 122.
    Time To Upgrade The International Space Station’s Bathroom06/16/2020
    3:25
  115. 123.
    How “Them!” Became The Greatest Giant Ant Movie Of Its Generation06/15/2020
    3:36
  116. 124.
    How A Pedal-Powered Airplane Crossed The English Channel06/12/2020
    3:29
  117. 125.
    Earth Might Have Been Purple Back In The Day06/11/2020
    3:24
  118. 126.
    Robots Can Walk Better, Thanks To Coffee06/10/2020
    3:18
  119. 127.
    The Great Pyramid’s Workforce Wasn’t As Big As We Thought06/09/2020
    3:41
  120. 128.
    Solar Power, Meet Shadow Power06/08/2020
    3:20
  121. 129.
    The World’s Fair Is Where America Learned To Love The Banana06/05/2020
    3:31
  122. 130.
    It’s The Birthday Of The Shopping Cart06/04/2020
    3:42
  123. 131.
    The Canadian Town That Built A Landing Pad For UFOs06/03/2020
    3:33
  124. 132.
    Hurricanes Can Be Named After Anybody Now, Thanks To Roxcy Bolton 06/02/2020
    3:26
  125. 133.
    What We Thought Dinosaur Bones Were Before We Knew About Dinosaurs06/01/2020
    3:58
  126. 134.
    Record Your Own Song Into A Paper Cup05/29/2020
    3:43
  127. 135.
    James Bond’s Favorite Food Was Going To Be Scrambled Eggs05/28/2020
    3:49
  128. 136.
    Bees Doing It For Themselves05/27/2020
    3:20
  129. 137.
    The Letters of the English Alphabet Weren’t Added in Alphabetical Order05/26/2020
    3:32
  130. 138.
    James Garfield Had A Lot To Say On Memorial Day05/25/2020
    3:44
  131. 139.
    Can Robots Get Dogs To Sit?05/22/2020
    3:49
  132. 140.
    How French Soup-Makers Helped Give Us Restaurants05/21/2020
    3:50
  133. 141.
    The Hubble Telescope’s First Space Photo Was Kind Of Blurry05/20/2020
    3:26
  134. 142.
    The Day The Sun Left New England05/19/2020
    3:40
  135. 143.
    A Rock Painter In New Hampshire Really Loves A Chicken Farmer 05/18/2020
    3:44
  136. 144.
    Let’s All Ride Inside A Monowheel05/15/2020
    3:28
  137. 145.
    Predictive Text Is Changing, Not Just Predicting, What We Write 05/14/2020
    3:38
  138. 146.
    Otters Collect Rocks And Juggle Them05/13/2020
    3:29
  139. 147.
    Why Did The Moon Disappear 900 Years Ago?05/12/2020
    3:12
  140. 148.
    A Guy Taking An Online Class May Have Made An Archaeological Find 05/11/2020
    3:26
  141. 149.
    The College With Its Own Doll Collection 05/08/2020
    3:38
  142. 150.
    Jigsaw Puzzles, A Geographic Teaching Tool Turned Global Phenomenon05/07/2020
    3:18
  143. 151.
    When In Rome, Recycle Like The Ancient Romans Did05/06/2020
    3:46
  144. 152.
    If You Miss Eating At Restaurants, Maybe These Ambient Sound Playlists Will Help 05/05/2020
    3:40
  145. 153.
    In Belgium, Eating Fries Is Patriotic05/04/2020
    3:49
  146. 154.
    Couple Songs Are A Thing, According To Science05/01/2020
    3:23
  147. 155.
    The Doctor Who Took Out His Own Appendix04/30/2020
    3:48
  148. 156.
    A Computer Chip That Brings Back The Sense Of Touch04/29/2020
    3:33
  149. 157.
    Meet The Fake Beatles04/28/2020
    3:38
  150. 158.
    Lead Pollution Is Bad For Us, But Can It Walk Us Back Through History?04/27/2020
    3:46
  151. 159.
    The Friendship Oak Is Over 500 Years Old And Still Going Strong04/24/2020
    3:25
  152. 160.
    Now That’s A Deep Cut: Music Scholars Bring Back “Lost” Songs From 1,000 Years Ago04/23/2020
    3:08
  153. 161.
    Running The Mars Rover From Home Is The Coolest Remote Work Ever04/22/2020
    3:34
  154. 162.
    How To Perform Opera In American Sign Language04/21/2020
    3:14
  155. 163.
    Jimmy Carter Vs. The Swamp Rabbit04/20/2020
    3:21
  156. 164.
    Now That We Don’t Shake Hands, Find Out Why We Ever Started04/17/2020
    3:32
  157. 165.
    Bouncy Pavement Could Be Safer Pavement04/16/2020
    3:26
  158. 166.
    When Food Becomes The Artist's Muse04/15/2020
    3:30
  159. 167.
    The Weirdest Words Noah Webster Ever Defined04/14/2020
    3:44
  160. 168.
    The “Mutant Enzyme” That Helps Recycle Plastic04/13/2020
    3:13
  161. 169.
    Robot Week: The Little Robot That Cleans Up After Your Dog04/10/2020
    3:35
  162. 170.
    Robot Week: Drones Can Go Through Windows Now. That’s Good, Right?04/09/2020
    3:20
  163. 171.
    Robot Week: Getting All Our Robot Ducks In A Row04/08/2020
    3:12
  164. 172.
    Robot Week: Row, Row, Row Your Bot04/07/2020
    3:39
  165. 173.
    Robot Week: Laser Apple Robots 04/06/2020
    3:25
  166. 174.
    How To Fight Fires With Drones04/03/2020
    3:23
  167. 175.
    Could You Be The New Voice Of Big Tex?04/02/2020
    3:19
  168. 176.
    Lego Bricks Could Last Longer Than A Millennium04/01/2020
    3:20
  169. 177.
    Radio Saved The Eiffel Tower03/31/2020
    3:50
  170. 178.
    Have Fun Storming The Augmented Reality Castle03/30/2020
    3:55
  171. 179.
    The Story Behind The Weirdest Baseball Card Of All Time03/27/2020
    3:47
  172. 180.
    The Motorcycling Sisters Who Rode For The RIght To Vote03/26/2020
    3:51
  173. 181.
    The Mars Lander Can Give Itself A Helping Hand03/25/2020
    3:26
  174. 182.
    Can This Device “Hear” Disease?03/24/2020
    3:27
  175. 183.
    Our Show About The History Of “OK” Is Just Okay03/23/2020
    3:34
  176. 184.
    Underwater Cleaning Robots Can Lower Cargo Ships’ Emissions03/20/2020
    3:32
  177. 185.
    Does A Book With 1,250 Endings Ever Really End?03/19/2020
    3:21
  178. 186.
    In Which Four Guys With The Same Name Start A Band03/18/2020
    3:37
  179. 187.
    Someday Teeth May Heal Themselves (But We’ll Still Have To Brush)03/17/2020
    3:50
  180. 188.
    The World Shuts Down, But “Art Doesn’t Stop”03/16/2020
    3:40
  181. 189.
    There’s A Hair Freezing Contest In The Yukon 03/13/2020
    3:18
  182. 190.
    The Earth’s Rotation Is Slowing, Thanks To The Moon03/12/2020
    3:16
  183. 191.
    Turn Used Cooking Oil Into Raw Material For 3D Printers03/11/2020
    3:15
  184. 192.
    Durian Fruit May Help Charge Our Cellphones, And Without That Smell 03/10/2020
    3:01
  185. 193.
    How Do We Talk To Voyager 1 and 2 When They’re So Far Away? 03/09/2020
    3:25
  186. 194.
    Get Hydrated By Eating These Water-Filled Treats03/06/2020
    3:30
  187. 195.
    The Life And Flights Of Jerrie Cobb03/05/2020
    3:44
  188. 196.
    The Moths That Absorb Sound To Hide From Bats03/04/2020
    3:11
  189. 197.
    When Kentucky Had a "Meat Shower" 03/03/2020
    3:57
  190. 198.
    There’s Music For Cats And It’s Apparently Very Good For Them 03/02/2020
    3:36
  191. 199.
    Lyndon Johnson Had A Not So Great Leap Day02/28/2020
    3:37
  192. 200.
    A Device That Can Make Electricity “Out Of Thin Air”02/27/2020
    3:19

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