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: , , , |

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 “Snow Bowl” Proved Playing College Football In A Blizzard Is Hard (Cool Weird Awesome 896)

For some people, watching football is the best part of Thanksgiving weekend. Today in 1950, there was a football game that had to be seen to be believed: the Snow Bowl.

By |2022-11-25T16:13:34-05:00November 25, 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: , , , |

John Harrison Lived The Dream As A World-Class Ice Cream Taste Tester (Cool Weird Awesome 805)

It's National Ice Cream Month, and here's the story of a guy who tasted hundreds of millions of gallons of the sweet stuff: John Harrison, longtime ice cream tester.

By |2022-07-07T07:19:43-04:00July 7, 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: , , , , , , |

Hanson Gregory, The Sea Captain Who Gave The Doughnut Its Hole (Cool Weird Awesome 786)

Fried dough cakes have been around seemingly forever, but for National Doughnut Day, we have the story of an innovation that helped make this treat the icon that it is today: the invention of the doughnut hole.

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