60 Years Ago, The Flintstones Took TV Back Thousands Of Years Ago (Cool Weird Awesome 392)

Today's the 60th anniversary of the first broadcast of that landmark cartoon show from the town of Bedrock, which aired in the 1960s, stayed on in reruns for decades, and continues to sell cereal and vitamins to this day. Plus: a man in England gets so lonely he starts putting ads in the paper so someone will email or call him - and fortunately he gets some good responses.

2020-09-30T08:38:38-04:00September 30th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Rubik’s Cube Was A Maddening Puzzle For Decades, But Not For Speedcubers (Cool Weird Awesome 226)

The Rubik's Cube first came to a toy fair in London 40 years ago today. I have never finished one, but the enthusiasts known as speedcubers can now solve an entire cube in seconds. Plus: did you know that Horshack from "Welcome Back Kotter" did the voice on the Rubik's Cube cartoon show?

2021-01-04T10:34:54-05:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Scooby-Doo And Those Meddling Kids Started Solving Groovy Mysteries 50 Years Ago (Cool Weird Awesome 127)

It's the 50th anniversary of the premiere of “Scooby Doo, Where Are You?” That’s right, the Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby have been setting traps, being danger prone, dropping glasses, making gigantic sandwiches and solving mysteries for a half-century. But originally the show was going to be very different.

2019-09-13T08:55:26-04:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |
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