Drive-Home Blog

Feb
18

Childhood Toys & Power Laces

Photo: "Big Wheel" by Sean Benham. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

What a gorgeous Tuesday! Kara even turned on the AC in her car today for the first time this year. I'm all for just moving on from winter and declaring today to be the first day of spring, even though that technically isn't until March 20th (but shhh, I won't tell anyone if you won't).

Here's what we talked about on the show today...

Childhood Toys You Can Still Buy - Remember Big Wheels? How about Cabbage Patch Kids or Spirographs? Some of the toys you may have coveted as a child are still available and doing well today!

Jamaican Bobsled Team Update - Everyone loves the Jamaican Bobsled team! They raised money online just to get to Sochi, they had to deal with losing their luggage, and yet they maintained the positive attitude that we all appreciate them for (even after finishing 29th out of 30 teams).  

Nike to Make "Back to the Future" Shoes - Remember the "Power Laces" on the Nikes in Back to the Future II? Well according to one official at Nike, the shoes are coming in 2015, which just so happens to be the year Marty McFly traveled to.  

Pizza that Lasts for 3 Years - People already get a bit antsy when it comes to fast food that appears to last for longer than it should, but what if your pizza was still edible after three years? That's what the US Army has been working on. We're wondering what their definition of "edible" is...