In Belgium, Eating Fries Is Patriotic (Cool Weird Awesome 290)

Authorities in Belgium are calling on citizens to do their duty and help the country's potato farmers by ordering frites twice a week - fitting, since Belgium is home of the world's only Frietmuseum and considers itself the birthplace of the fried potato. Plus: today in 2008, the passing of the man who made the Pringles can possible. And he included that iconic tube of chips in his final wishes.

2020-05-04T08:30:13-04:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

We’re Grateful For Off The Wall Thanksgiving Sides (Cool Weird Awesome 181)

Happy Thanksgiving - and are you really gonna eat that? This holiday edition of Cool Weird Awesome celebrates that for which we are all most grateful: the bewildering foods that inexplicably become part of our annual Thanksgiving dinners, from "seafoam salad" to "tunies" to hot dog chunks warmed up in pizza sauce. Plus: holiday lights are coming, and "Peteyville" in Hammond, Indiana is one of the best and brightest displays you'll find.

2019-11-28T06:09:22-05:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Even For Meringue This Meringue Is Light (Cool Weird Awesome 166)

This meringue is just about the lightest dessert ever made. Based on the lightest substance in the world, Aerogel, it's about 96 percent air and a serving weighs about a gram. We guarantee you won’t think it's too filling. Plus: the story of a light-emitting fungus gnat in Brazil, which is maybe not as appetizing as the first story.

2019-11-07T06:41:45-05:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

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

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.

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

Can We Get Mac and Cheese To Mars? (Cool Weird Awesome 138)

A mission to Mars would take years of travel - but today's space food doesn't last long enough. Scientists at Washington State University are working on a way to sterilize and pack food that can last 3-5 years, which is good for astronauts and for any of us who want to survive the zombie apocalypse. Plus: why a man in Vermont just put up a large wooden statue of a raised middle finger. 

2019-09-30T07:08:01-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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