Coffee News is a weekly print publication that features interesting news stories about people and places around the world, challenging trivia questions, inspirational quotes, horoscopes, fun facts, and silly jokes. We call it "news to enjoy over coffee" but you can now also enjoy it on the go with this audio version of Coffee News! Created in 1988 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada by Jean Daum, Coffee News is now distributed in 700 franchises in 8 countries. To learn more about Coffee News and get information about owning a franchise and being your own boss, go towww.coffeenews.com .
Do you know someone who suffers from nyctophobia? Do you even know what that means? Listen to this week's Coffee News Podcast and find out! You always learn something new with Coffee News. This week we'll tell you about the tiny Honduran white bat and why it's so cute; the largest lake island in the world, Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, Ontario; and American jazz singer, Billie Holiday. Also stories about an natural wonder in Italy, a woman who makes cakes that you will swear are real flowers, and as usual we'll have our trivia and horoscopes.
Remember your high school prom? Getting a prom dress was a big deal, but for a teenager in Illinois it was an opportunity to make a dress out of duct tape! Listen to this story in this week's Coffee News Podcast to see how many rolls of duct tape she had to use to create her prom dress. Also, we have stories this week about a 3-story cactus in Japan; a tiger in the Kaziranga National Park in India who had to find higher ground; and an unusual tree in the Socotra Archipelago in the Indian Ocean called Dracaena cinnabar, or the dragon's blood tree - it actually "bleeds" red sap!
Simoleon, Nehru, and yakamein - If you have no idea what these words mean, listen to this week's Coffee News Podcast to be enlightened and learn something new! We have stories this week about a bear burglar in Orillia, Ontario, Canada; opulent subway stations in Moscow, Russia; and lacy cookies from an artist in Hungary that are too beautiful to eat. Don't forget about our trivia, horoscopes, and jokes!
If you don't live near a sandy beach, bring the beach to your backyard! We'll tell you about a company in Spain that make that happen for you. There are also stories this week in Coffee News about the annual Andler Hillclimb in Belgium (no one has ever made it to the top!); spiral pasta that is handmade in only one place in the world in Italy; and have you ever heard of the baseball plant? It's all in this week's Coffee News Podcast!
Would you try a dish called Death Noodles? This week, we'll tell you about a restaurant in Indonesia that serves the spiciest noodle dish ever! Also we have stories about square watermelons - yeah, it's a thing in Japan - and a place in New Zealand's South Island that has the wildest winds in the world, it even made trees grow sideways. Learn about the most unusual library in the world in Stockholm, Sweden; get fun facts and trivia questions, and of course, our clean, silly jokes!
Do you know what elvers are? Here's a hint - it has nothing to do with Santa's helpers! Find out about elvers in our trivia questions this week. We also have stories about British artist, Simon Beck, who uses snow to create his art; a traditional sport in China that dates back to the Ming Dynasty; and learn about the Tobermory lighthouse in Ontario, Canada. Don't forget to check your horoscope and get a laugh with our riddles and jokes! And wow, we are on Episode 52 - it's been a whole year of the Coffee News Podcast, thanks for listening!
If you love the color purple, we have a fantastic destination to put on your wish list - imagine two islands covered in purple! Hear all about it in this week's podcast, along with stories about a man in India who love photography so much he decorated the exterior of his house with a camera theme and named his sons Canon, Nikon, and Epson! We have trivia about Bram Stoker, Arbor Day, and Simone Biles. And fun facts to amaze you like the meaning of flowers, German comfort food, and the 3 tallest towers in the world. Don't forget to listen to your horoscope and our "dad jokes"!
Imagine the Great Pyramid of Giza in your own backyard! This week, we'll hear about a couple from Russia who love the Pyramid of Giza so much, they built a huge replica of it next to their home. Also, we'll take a trip to Mexico to learn about a surreal sculpture garden and The Cave of the Swallows. And did you know the oldest tea shop in London actually started out as a coffee house? Those stories, your horoscope, lucky numbers, fun facts and much more this week in the Coffee News Podcast!
Do you love jigsaw puzzles? How about a puzzle with over 51-thousand pieces? This week, you'll hear about the world's largest puzzle and also a story about a boy who found sunken treasure in a lake. Test your trivia knowledge and check your horoscope. And learn fun facts about koalas, did you know they have fingerprints very similar to humans? All that and more this week in the Coffee News Podcast!
This week, learn about Blaze, the color-changing Lab from Finland! We also have interesting stories about robbers who used watermelons for masks; two entrepreneurs who recycled fancy hotel bedsheets into designer shirts; and brave crane who stood up to an elephant! You'll get fascinating facts about the world's smallest bird; The Sagano Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan; and American actress, Awkwafina. And do you know what is in a dish called Hangtown Fry? Find out this week in the Coffee News Podcast!
Remember last year when toilet paper was a scarce commodity? This week, we have a story about a truckload of toilet paper that went down in flames just when demand was at it's height! You'll also hear about a Tokyo woman who is very talented in the Japanese art of kyaraben, arranging food in interesting and fun designs. Our trivia is challenging, as usual, and covers a variety of topics such as the human body, mountains, currency, and poets. Your weekly horoscope and lucky numbers are in the podcast, along with fun facts and clean, corny jokes!
Do you love fried potatoes? Enough to eat them for dinner every day for over three decades? This week, we'll tell you about a man in Belgium who does love his fries that much! Also in our interesting and entertaining stories, we will feature a restaurant in Sweden that has a unique way of serving food during the Covid pandemic; the most unique wedding cake you've ever heard of - it hung upside down from the ceiling and looked like a chandelier; and how two Canadian men were able to rescue a baby moose. We'll test your trivia knowledge to see if you know what an abacus in, why Earl Grey tea tastes so distinctive, and who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize. And learn about The Museo de Artes Popular in Mexico City with a colorfully decorated Volkswagen Beetle covered in beadwork; Platform 9 -3/4 in London; and India's national animal, the Bengal tiger.
You've probably heard the phrase, "Let the cat out of the bag" - well, what if the cat IS the bag? This week we'll hear about a Japanese woman who designs handbags that look like real cats. We'll also visit the Celebrity Car Museum in Branson, Missouri; check out the body paint art work of Johannes Stotter; and some crazy furniture creations by a New Zealand man. Are you familiar with words like vicissitude and Leonids? Then you will do great with our trivia questions! Get your horoscope for the week and learn about Naomi Osaka, Wedding Cake Rock, and a special children's carousel in Paris.
We're talking about yak cheese this week! Learn more about Chhurpi, a cheese made in the Himalayas made from the milk of yaks or chauri, a yak-cow cross. Also we'll talk about brie noir cheese, Russian arcade games, and hackberries. Our trivia questions will test your knowledge about El Capitan, a haiku, and an ocarina. And you can check your weekly horoscope and get a laugh with our silly jokes!
Just in time for Valentine's Day, we have a romantic fun fact this week about a place where you can find "I Love You" written 311 different ways. There are also stories about an artist in Finland who got a lot of attention when he created a field of a thousand scarecrow-like people; the little restaurant in Ames, Iowa, that is known for some of the best pancakes in the USA; a little lost sheep named Prickles in Tasmania who managed to get back to her farm years later but as a very wooly ball of fluff; and a burglar who got caught because he took a selfie with his victim's phone. There is also trivia, horoscopes, and silly jokes in the Coffee News Podcast!
Zucchini - is it a fruit or a vegetable? Listen to this week's podcast to learn the answer to that and other other zucchini facts. We'll also have stories about a man in England who loves plants so much that he has 1,400 plants in his one-bedroom apartment! You'll hear about a highway being built a mere 20 inches away from the balconies of high-rise apartment buildings in Cairo, Egypt, and giant loaves of bread that have become a tourist attraction in Vietnam. And get details on a house in North Wales that is being raffled off and will help raise donations to help children. We have your weekly horoscope, Quoteable Quotes, and clean, silly "dad" jokes!
Did you know the Q-Tip is a hundred years old? This week, we have some Q-Tip history for you about the inventor of the famous cotton swab, Leo Gerstenzang. We also have stories about "Ocean Atlas", a huge underwater statue near the city of Nassau in the Bahamas; a tiny tree growing in Fairy Lake near the town of Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island, Canada; a lucky man in Colorado who hit the lottery not once, but twice in one day; and an animal hospital in Nairobi National Park in Kenya. There are trivia questions about Tasmania, Lou Ferrigno, and a snaffle. And we'll learn about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; the Colombian Andes, ostriches, and popcorn. As usual, you can get your weekly horoscope and lucky numbers and some fun jokes to tell your friends and family!
This week we feature a story about a maze in the VanDusen Garden in Vancouver; realistic sand art on the beach in Basque Country in Spain by Andoni Bastarrika; a Batman impersonator in Mexico who used his character of the caped crusader to fight the Covid-19 virus; and a cat named Joey who saved his owner from house fire in the night. We'll also learn about the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Alberta, Canada; fun facts about The Philippines; the wide variety of colors of flamingos; and hyperopia. Check out your weekly horoscope, get inspired with our Quoteable Quotes, and smile with our jokes!
This week in Coffee News, we feature Akie Nakata, an artist who uses small stones and rocks to create realistic paintings of small animals and birds. There is also a story about an American artist in Chicago, Jim Bachor, who uses mosaics to fill in potholes. And a Florida weatherman, Paul Dellegatto, who got some unexpected help during his broadcast from a furry friend. We'll learn about the Viana Desert and the astronomer who discovered Uranus; get your horoscope for the week, and get a smile with our silly jokes!
This week we'll tell you about a man in Japan who collects bicycle seats that he has stolen, you won't believe how many he has collected over the past 25 years before he was caught! There's a heartwarming story about a brother in Zamboanga City, Philippines, who learned how to sew with YouTube videos to make his sister a prom gown and another story about an antique oddities boutique in Kansas City, Missouri. Our trivia questions will cover livestock, pop culture, sports, Latin, and geography! Did you know Timbuktu is a real place? Do you know where it is located? And of course we have your horoscope and cute jokes, as well as fun facts about Mars and it's two moons, Antarctica, and the Venus Flytrap.
Would you drink eel soda? How about curry or pickled plum soda? We’ll tell you about a company in Japan, Kimura Beverage, that makes these unusually flavored beverages! This week there are also stories about Pepper Apollo, who starting collecting snails as pets and now has 150 of the creatures; a couple who have created their own animal sanctuary near Ranthambore Tiger Reserve; and a California woman who got a big surprise when she tried to transplant her succulent. There are quotes from Benjamin Franklin and George Sand; trivia about Yale University, IKEA, and Doctor Zhivago; and your weekly horoscope. In "Did You Know..." you'll learn about the first ambulance, NHL trailblazer Jordin Tootoo, Sonja Henie, and Tsunamis.
This week we have a story about Charles Penn, aka "Bad Luck Chuck", a super-fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. His bobblehead has been inducted into the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum! There are trivia questions about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the inventor of the elevator, and heliophobia. And fun facts about Quentin Tarantino, the prime minister of Canada, quinoa, and seals. Don't forget to listen for your horoscope and get a smile with our silly jokes!
Spider-Man to the rescue! Read a story this week about a real-life hero in Indonesia who uses a Spider-Man costume to attract positive action. Also, Finley the amazing Labrador retriever from Canandaigua, New York, who has a unique talent and artist, Diana Beltran Herrera, who creates life-size sculptures of birds that look very realistic. We have trivia questions about whales and The Louvre; fun facts about Band-Aids, Star Wars memorabilia, and beefalo; and our corny jokes and your horoscope for the week!
This week, we're going to tell you about a blue man... not the Blue Man Group, but an actual blue man in Canada! We also have interesting stories about unique artists. There's Samia Al Homsi Dagher, who uses ballpoint pens to create realistic portraits of celebrities and average folk. British chef, Ben Churchill, creates desserts that look like sponges and other items that don't look so appetizing but taste delicious. And a Russian grandmother designs mosaics using bottle caps. Our trivia has questions about our solar system, krypton, and kleptomania. You'll get your weekly horoscope and learn about heterochromia, the Cascadia Earthquake, and a fun fact about the movie, Titanic. And of course, our clean, corny jokes are always a hit!
We're taking playing with your food to a whole new level this week in Coffee News! Listen to stories about Zhou Yi in China, known as the Sugar King, who makes amazing sculptures out of fondant and another artist in Bagnara Calabra, Italy, named Daniele Barresi who carves intricate works of art using avocados. And if you want the best of the best for your baby, check out the story about Suommo, a company in Spain that sells diamond and gold pacifiers and extremely expensive cribs, bottles and other luxury items for babies. We have quotes from Heraclitus and Aesop; trivia questions about Banff National Park, Serena and Venus Williams, and Prince Harry; your weekly horoscope; and fun facts about strawberries, Amsterdam, The Cliffs of Moher, and Ringo Starr. It's all here this week in the Coffee News Podcast!
If you've seen the 1979 sci-fi-fi movie, Alien, you might be alarmed to see a field full of alien pods! But things aren't always as they seem and we'll tell you more in this week's Coffee News. We also have stories about Xherdan, the hairless and wrinkly sphynx cat of internet fame; the Kei Truck Garden Contest in Japan; and a man who writes a letter to his local newspaper, The Liverpool Echo, every day to complain about anything and everything! Enjoy this week's trivia, horoscopes, and jokes. And learn more about the Cape Spear Lighthouse in Newfoundland, Canada; the Cullinan Diamond; and the International Space Station. It's all here in the Coffee News podcast - news to enjoy and to brighten your day!
Could you eat a 13-pound hamburger in 9 minutes? That's the challenge from Chris Steaks and Burgers in Bangkok, Thailand. We will also tell you about lovely loaves of bread created by Blondie and Rye, almost too pretty to eat! Our Quoteable Quotes feature Confucius and Merrill Markoe and there's trivia questions that include one about Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2019. And if you don't know what the stapes is, then check out "Did You Know...". Also hear your horoscope and laugh with our clean, corny jokes!
Raining iguanas? Yes, it actually can happen in one U.S. state! We also have your weekly trivia, horoscopes, and jokes. And you'll learn about the wild macaque monkeys of Gibraltar, the Mohs Hardness Scale, and space travelers Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova.
This week in the Coffee News Podcast, we tell you about the world's largest book made by Bela Varga and his son Gabor Varga, a magical place called the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, a fake pool that tricked people in Changsha, China, and a bad burglar in Poland. Also quotes from Benjamin Disraeli and Aesop; trivia questions about edamame, origami, and Star Trek, and your weekly horoscope; fun facts about The Peterhof Palace, nut butters, and world travelers Colin and Julie Angus.
This week we'll explore a famous lighthouse in Nova Scotia, a new way to try and get a date, a lake with red water in Chile, and The Sand Museum in Japan. You'll hear quotes from Michael Jordan and Diana Vreeland, trivia questions and your horoscope. There are also fun facts about Beau's lines, Spain, the blackpoll warbler, how hurricanes are named, and winds on the planet Neptune. And don't forget our clean, corny jokes!