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Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.

Futility Closet Greg Ross

    • History

Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.

    The Calculating Boy

    The Calculating Boy

    George Parker Bidder could do stupendously difficult arithmetic in his head.

    • 32 min
    John Hornby and the Barren Lands

    John Hornby and the Barren Lands

    Eccentric adventurer John Hornby clawed a living from the inhospitable tundra of northern Canada.

    • 35 min
    Friedrich Kellner's Opposition

    Friedrich Kellner's Opposition

    Friedrich Kellner kept a secret diary to record the crimes of the Third Reich.

    • 33 min
    Peace Pilgrim

    Peace Pilgrim

    Mildred Norman gave away her possessions to walk North America in the cause of peace.

    • 33 min
    Lateral Thinking Puzzles

    Lateral Thinking Puzzles

    Play along as we untangle six strange-sounding situations using yes-or-no questions.

    • 31 min
    A Malaysian Mystery

    A Malaysian Mystery

    In 1967, American businessman Jim Thompson disappeared from a cottage in Malaysia.

    • 33 min

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