27 01, 2023

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

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

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.

21 10, 2022

Who Was Granny Smith And How Did She Get An Apple Named After Her? (Cool Weird Awesome 871)

By |2022-10-21T08:42:26-04:00October 21, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Happy National Apple Day! Today it's the story of Maria Ann Smith, who discovered the tart, juicy green apple now known around the world as the Granny Smith.

10 05, 2022

Tomatoes Are Fruit, But The Supreme Court Once Ruled That They’re Vegetables (Cool Weird Awesome 768)

By |2022-05-10T10:36:08-04:00May 10, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today in 1893, the highest court in the land made a controversial ruling that would profoundly affect Americans to this day: the US Supreme Court ruled that the tomato was a vegetable.

25 11, 2020

There Used To Be A World Record For Auto Sales (Cool Weird Awesome 427)

By |2021-02-16T10:18:34-05:00November 25, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

This week marks two years since the end of a lawsuit over who had the world record in car sales! Not that we're short on stories these days about people disputing numbers. Plus: if you want a calmer story, how about this one about an artist who makes ornate sculptures from apples?

3 04, 2019

Laser Apple Robots (Cool Weird Awesome 10)

By |2021-04-15T09:57:16-04:00April 3, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

A New Zealand company is testing a robot that’s supposed to move through an apple orchard, spot ripe fruit, yank it from the tree and bring it back to the farmer.

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