Brooklyn Still Loves The Blackout Cake (Cool Weird Awesome 340)

Pastries come and go, but in Brooklyn, people still talk about the blackout cake from Ebinger's, a cake so beloved that when the bakery closed, people bought up cakes, kept them in their freezers and ate them only on special occasions. Plus: it's the birthday of Erno Rubik, so maybe someday visit the Rubik's Cube-themed hotel room in Houston, Texas.

By |2020-07-13T08:04:27-04:00July 13th, 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?

By |2020-01-30T07:31:06-05:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

She Ran A Marathon While Pushing A Triple Stroller Full Of Kids (Cool Weird Awesome 89)

Lots of parents multitask but Cynthia Arnold is completely off the charts, having just run the Missoula Marathon while pushing a triple stroller containing her three kids.

By |2019-07-23T12:53:07-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |