Some People Are Sweet On Kool-Aid Pickles, But Others Have Soured On The Idea (Cool Weird Awesome 1239)

Today in 2007, the New York Times published a feature story on Kool Aid pickles, a sweet and sour treat that found some diehard fans in the southern US.

El Reno, Oklahoma Is The Home Of The Fried Onion Burger (Cool Weird Awesome 1237)

Today in 1989, El Reno, Oklahoma held its first ever El Reno Burger Day. It was in honor of a local creation that's been popular for almost a century, the fried onion burger.

Two US Cities Each Insist Their Cuban Sandwich Is The Authentic One (Cool Weird Awesome 1225)

Around this time in 2012, Tampa, Florida declared that “The Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwich” was the city’s signature sandwich. People in Miami weren't thrilled about this, because they insist their Cuban is the historic one.

By |2024-04-19T07:06:12-04:00April 19, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Baseball Player Ping Bodie Once Won An Eating Contest Against An Ostrich (Cool Weird Awesome 1213)

Today in 1919, one of the strangest moments in the history of professional baseball, when major leaguer Ping Bodie took on an ostrich in an eating contest and won.

Taco Bell Once Sold A Burger Called The “Bell Beefer” (Cool Weird Awesome 1208)

It's our show's fifth birthday! It's also the birthday in 1962 of the first Taco Bell restaurant, which had a "chili burger" on its original menu.

By |2024-03-21T07:48:40-04:00March 21, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cap’n Crunch Once Got Sued Because There Weren’t Actual Berries In Crunch Berries Cereal (Cool Weird Awesome 1198)

For National Cereal Day, the stories of people who have taken cereal makers to court over some pretty eye-opening claims. 

By |2024-03-07T07:06:58-05:00March 7, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Charles Strite, The Inventor Who Made Toasters Pop (Cool Weird Awesome 1191)

Today was the birthday in 1878 of a guy who changed breakfast forever: Charles Strite, the inventor of the pop-up toaster. Here's how the idea popped up.

By |2024-02-27T08:52:18-05:00February 27, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

During Prohibition, Grape Growers Sold “Wine Bricks” To Thirsty Customers (Cool Weird Awesome 1172)

This week in 1920, a federal law enforcing the Constitution's Prohibition Amendment took effect. But there were loopholes, and one of the most clever way to use those loopholes was through something known as the "grape brick" or "wine brick."

By |2024-01-17T08:44:22-05:00January 17, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Delicious History Of Hanukkah Latkes (Cool Weird Awesome 1144)

One of the most popular Hanukkah traditions these days is latkes, though this delicious part of the Festival of Lights has definitely seen a few changes over the years.

By |2023-12-11T08:59:07-05:00December 11, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Movie Fans In Texas Enjoy Pickles When They Go To The Theater (Cool Weird Awesome 1125)

It's National Pickle Day. Maybe you put these briny cucumbers on sandwiches, or burgers, or just snack on them as they are. Or, if you’re a Texan, you might order a few up when you go to the movies.

By |2023-11-14T09:13:22-05:00November 14, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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