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 to www.coffeenews.com .
048 - March 1, 2021
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!
047 - February 22, 2021
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!
046 - February 15, 2021
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.
045 - February 8, 2021
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.
044 - February 1, 2021
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!
043 - January 25, 2021
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!