How A Guy In 1974 Used A Computer To Order Pizza (Cool Weird Awesome 1139)

Today in 1974, the first time a person used a computer to order a pizza. It wasn't an online order, but it was still a big moment in the history of tech (and the history of pizza).

By |2023-12-04T06:46:12-05:00December 4, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

When Domino’s Tried To Have Reindeer Deliver Pizza (Cool Weird Awesome 1133)

Domino's Japan once tried to send its pizzas out by reindeer, but they had to backtrack after a week because, well, you can probably figure out why.

By |2023-11-24T10:05:03-05:00November 24, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Steve Jobs, The First Person To Order A Pizza Online (Cool Weird Awesome 957)

Today in 1955 Steve Jobs was born. His biggest contributions to the tech world are well known, but one you might not have heard of? Steve Jobs was also the first person to order a pizza on the internet.

By |2023-12-04T06:58:43-05:00February 24, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Detroit-Style Pizza Got Its Shape From Another Famous Detroit Industry (Cool Weird Awesome 713)

For National Pizza Day, here's the story of one of the hottest types of pizza in the country: Detroit-style, first made in a special pan that wasn't meant to be a pan at all.

By |2023-12-04T06:55:07-05:00February 9, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Washington Phillips, A Legendary Gospel Musician Surrounded By Musical Mysteries (Cool Weird Awesome 692)

Today in 1880 was the birthday of Washington Phillips, a musician who made some astonishing music in the 1920s, but we know very little about his life and his music - we aren't even completely sure what instrument he played.

By |2024-01-11T06:06:21-05:00January 11, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Super Blood Moon Is When A Bunch Of Cool Moon Things Happen At Once (Cool Weird Awesome 541)

Next week many of us will be watching for the Super Blood Moon, which is actually three moon phenomena all happening at the same time, thus earning its memorable and maybe kind of terrifying nickname. Plus: this month marks 20 years since the world’s first pizza delivery in space.

By |2021-05-21T09:28:43-04:00May 21, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

How Chuck E. Cheese Became The World’s Top Animatronic Mouse Video Gamer And Pizza Restaurateur (Cool Weird Awesome 537)

Today in 1977, Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre opened in California, co-founded by Atari's Nolan Bushnell as a kid-friendly way to promote video gaming and bring the world closer to animatronic mice. Plus: this week in 1905, a film camera documents the funeral procession of the last known surviving veteran of the War of 1812. 

By |2021-05-17T09:20:23-04:00May 17, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Face Masks Of Today Could Become The Roads Of Tomorrow (Cool Weird Awesome 477)

Millions of people are wearing masks these days to protect themselves and others. And researchers in Australia have found a way to reuse those single-use, disposable masks to make new roads. Plus: it's National Pizza Day, so here's a very geometry-heavy way to slice up a pizza and still make it equal for two eaters.

By |2023-12-28T09:24:48-05:00February 9, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |
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