23 05, 2022

The Sometimes Salty History of the Cheez-It (Cool Weird Awesome 777)

By |2022-05-23T09:45:38-04:00May 23, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Today in 1921, Green and Green cracker company of Dayton, Ohio trademarked the name of a new product that is still doing quite well: it’s the birthday of the Cheez-It.

21 12, 2020

The Slightly Wordy History of Crossword Puzzles (Cool Weird Awesome 440)

By |2021-09-28T06:53:09-04:00December 21, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

It was today in 1913 that the first modern crossword puzzle was published in the New York World newspaper, eventually leading to a craze that cruciverbalists all over the world have been enjoying ever since. Plus: an invention that didn’t last as long as the crossword - though it was designed to.

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