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

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.

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

The Jetsons Gave 1962 A Glimpse Of The Future (Cool Weird Awesome 619)

Today was the day in 1962 that “The Jetsons” premiered on ABC. Fitting for a show about the future, it was the first color broadcast for the network. Plus: it's National American Pot Pie Day - though the world record in the category for “Largest pie, meat” belongs to a group of catering students from the UK.

By |2021-09-23T08:49:53-04:00September 23, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

James Bond’s Favorite Food Was Going To Be Scrambled Eggs (Cool Weird Awesome 308)

Agent 007 is known for living as large as you can, but writer Ian Fleming once admitted that Bond was originally going to eat pretty much just one food.

By |2024-02-06T09:03:37-05:00May 28, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The Story Of How Frisbees Flew Into Millions Of People’s Hands – And Hearts (Cool Weird Awesome 222)

Today's the birthday of one of the great toys of our time: the Frisbee. Though if the man who put that toy into millions of hands had his way, it would’ve been called the Pluto Platter.

By |2024-01-23T09:44:44-05:00January 23, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The Kansas Town Where Even Popeye Got His Spinach (Cool Weird Awesome 122)

It’s Spinach Festival weekend in Lenexa, Kansas, a time for games, crafts, music, the world’s largest spinach salad and a visit from noted cartoon spinach addict Popeye the sailor. That’s fitting, since it was Popeye’s popularity that helped make Lenexa’s spinach famous in the first place.

By |2021-02-18T11:58:42-05:00September 6, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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