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: , , , |

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: , , , , , |

How Aaron “Bunny” Lapin Became The Whipped Cream King (Cool Weird Awesome 921)

Today was the birthday in 1914 of the man who brought spray can and whipped cream together: Aaron “Bunny” Lapin.

By |2023-01-05T08:54:15-05:00January 5, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

The Worst Sandwich Ever Was A Way To Get Around Anti-Liquor Laws (Cool Weird Awesome 880)

It's National Sandwich Day, and there are lots of great ones out there. The worst sandwich has a pretty clear champion - the Raines sandwich. Though to be fair, it wasn’t ever really intended to be eaten.

By |2022-11-03T05:51:42-04:00November 3, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

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

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.

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

The Inventor Of Fettuccine Alfredo Was – No Surprise – A Guy Named Alfredo (Cool Weird Awesome 867)

It's National Pasta Day, and here’s a pasta fact that you might have guessed: Fettucine Alfredo comes from an actual guy named Alfredo.

By |2022-10-17T06:33:07-04:00October 17, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Abel Gonzales Is The Fried Food King Of The Texas State Fair (Cool Weird Awesome 856)

The Texas State Fair is getting underway, and if it's fried food you're after, you have Abel Gonzales Jr., aka "Fried Jesus," to thank.

By |2022-09-30T11:02:33-04:00September 30, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Mike Yurosek, The Founding Father Of Baby Carrots (Cool Weird Awesome 854)

One hundred years ago today was the birthday of Mike Yurosek, the father of the baby carrot. Here's the story of how he came up with the idea.

By |2022-09-28T09:31:37-04:00September 28, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Omar Kneidlik And The ICEE Made Summer A Lot Cooler (Cool Weird Awesome 815)

We’re in the heat of summer, and here’s the story of a guy who's helped millions cool down: Omar Knedlik, the inventor of the ICEE.

By |2022-07-21T08:51:04-04:00July 21, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

If It’s Thursday, It’s Time For Pea Soup And Pancakes In Sweden (Cool Weird Awesome 790)

This past Monday was National Day in Sweden, but it's Thursday that the real fun gets underway, because that’s when people eat pea soup and pancakes. Together.

By |2022-06-09T13:12:21-04:00June 9, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |
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