31 12, 2019

Color-Changing Chocolate Sounds Like A Willy Wonka Invention Brought To Real Life (Cool Weird Awesome 205)

By |2019-12-27T13:04:29-05:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Researchers in Switzerland say they’ve found a way to change the color of chocolate, and without adding any colors or dyes to it. Instead, they use a special imprint to give it a glowing, rainbow-y patina. Plus: the annual PeepsFest is getting underway, and they're going to do a ball drop for New Year's with a giant Peep!

30 10, 2019

Quit Hating On Candy Corn, At Least Until You Hear Its Story (Cool Weird Awesome 160)

By |2019-10-30T06:25:57-04:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

It’s National Candy Corn Day, and while no candy gets more hassle around this time of year than candy corn, it also has its fans. I mean, someone's eating those 9 billion pieces produced each year. Plus: a haunted house in Utah with an unforgettably creepy name.

23 10, 2019

How Old Is The Word “Word”? (Cool Weird Awesome 155)

By |2019-10-23T06:38:19-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Languages change over time; Merriam-Webster said it added over 500 new words to the dictionary last month. But you can also see those new additions over time through the Time Traveler feature on Merriam-Webster's website. Plus: a piece on Mental Floss explains how some of the most beloved Halloween candies got their names.