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: , , , , |

The Story Of How Frisbees Flew Into Millions Of People’s Hands – And Hearts (Cool Weird Awesome 222)

Today's the birthday of one of the great toys of our time: the Frisbee. Though if the man who put that toy into millions of hands had his way, it would’ve been called the Pluto Platter. Plus: on this National Pie Day, head to Rockland, Maine for the 16th Annual Pies on Parade Gala.

By |2020-01-23T06:24:49-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Five Little-Known Facts About Jesus We Learned From Action Figures

Mark 9:23 does indeed say "all things are possible to him who believeth," but I'm pretty sure that doesn't mean we're intended to believeth in a savior with glowing hands or robot eyes who has an office in the East Wing of the White House.

By |2020-09-15T10:23:04-04:00July 30th, 2009|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |