Electric Cutlery Can Make Food Taste Saltier Without Being Saltier (Cool Weird Awesome 937)

If you’re trying to eat healthier in the new year, maybe by cutting back on salt, here’s something that might help: cutlery that can make food seem saltier without the added salt.

By |2023-01-27T09:04:07-05:00January 27, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Before Play-Doh Became A Childhood Icon, It Was Known As Kutol Wallpaper Cleaner (Cool Weird Awesome 936)

Today in 1956, the US issued a patent for Play-Doh. Millions of kids have built bazillions of things with this colorful stuff, but in its first life, Play-Doh had a very different job: cleaning soot off wallpaper.

By |2023-01-26T09:10:09-05:00January 26, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

This Solar Powered System Can Help Address Both Plastic Waste And Greenhouse Gases (Cool Weird Awesome 935)

Too much waste plastic? Too many greenhouse gases in the atmosphere? Researchers in the UK may have a partial solution for both problems: a process that uses solar energy to convert plastic and greenhouse gases into useful products.

By |2023-01-25T09:02:32-05:00January 25, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The History Of The World, According To Peanut Butter (Cool Weird Awesome 934)

Today is National Peanut Butter Day. It’s been particularly popular over the last century or so, if you look back even further, you’ll find that peanut butter has been the nutty, crunchy wind beneath our wings for centuries. 

By |2023-01-24T09:16:03-05:00January 24, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Hydrogel Sheets Could Clean Up Spills Quicker Than Ever Before (Cool Weird Awesome 933)

A lot of us turn to paper towels when there’s a mess to be addressed, but they could also be greener. Researchers are developing a reusable kitchen towel made of hydrogel.

By |2023-01-23T08:43:10-05:00January 23, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

If Winter Is Your Thing, Try Staying At An Ice Hotel (Cool Weird Awesome 932)

There’s still plenty of winter to go. But if plenty of winter still isn’t enough, there’s a way to level up: staying at an ice hotel.

By |2023-01-20T09:38:49-05:00January 20, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

The Mysterious “Poe Toaster” Raised A Glass To The Author Every Year On His Birthday (Cool Weird Awesome 931)

Today was the birthday in 1809 of author Edgar Allan Poe. It was also the day that, for decades, a mysterious individual would pay tribute to the great writer with a mask, three roses and a bottle of cognac.

By |2023-01-19T09:19:38-05:00January 19, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Banning Sliced Bread Was Not The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread (Cool Weird Awesome 930)

Today in 1943, the US government tried to help the war effort in a way that did NOT go over well. They tried to halt the sales of sliced bread.

By |2023-01-18T09:51:00-05:00January 18, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

When Al Capone Gave Two Cherry Trees To A Baltimore Hospital (Cool Weird Awesome 929)

Today in 1899 was the birthday of Al Capone. Not everyone would brag about getting a gift from the notorious gangster, but there’s a hospital in Baltimore that’s happy to share its connection.

By |2023-01-17T08:45:44-05:00January 17, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Ben’s Chili Bowl Was One Of Martin Luther King’s Regular Stops In DC (Cool Weird Awesome 928)

Dr. King gave his most famous speech in Washington D.C. When he was in the capital city and when he was hungry, he often stopped at a landmark restaurant known as Ben’s Chili Bowl. Here's some of its story. 

By |2023-01-16T08:16:00-05:00January 16, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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