In 1961, Goya’s famous portrait of the Duke of Wellington went missing from London’s National Gallery. The case went unsolved for four years before someone unexpectedly came forward to confess to the heist. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll describe one of the greatest art thefts in British history and the surprising twists that followed.
We’ll also discover Seward’s real folly and puzzle over a man’s motherhood.
Here are six new lateral thinking puzzles to test your wits and stump your friends — play along with us as we try to untangle some perplexing situations using yes-or-no questions. Show notes Please support us on Patreon!
In the winter of 1931, a mysterious fugitive led police on a 300-kilometer chase through northern Canada
In the winter of 1931, a dramatic manhunt unfolded in northern Canada when a reclusive trapper shot a constable and fled across the frigid landscape. In the chase that followed the mysterious fugitive amazed his pursuers with his almost superhuman abilities. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll describe the hunt for […]
As the Civil War fractured Washington D.C., socialite Rose O’Neal Greenhow coordinated a vital spy ring to funnel information to her beloved Confederates. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll describe Greenhow’s courage and resourcefulness, which won praise from Jefferson Davis and notoriety in the North. We’ll also fragment the queen’s birthday […]
What’s the biggest headache about running a business? Ask anyone who’s got employees, and the answer will probably be something related to accounting. Managing payroll and accounts is a big responsibility and a monstrous time-sink. That’s why many small businesses have an accountant or at least someone who’s well versed in QuickBooks. This accounting software […]
Charging your phone shouldn’t be complicated. Wireless chargers are a definite improvement over those bulky and fragile cords, but compatibility can be an issue for some models. There are some models out there that make the process hassle-free, though. Take the OMNIA Q2 True Wireless 2 1 Fast Charging Stand, which can not only charge Apple […]
One of the first things marketers learn in today’s wired world is that there’s no direct path to potential clients. Big companies are learning to laser-target their pitches to customers on the platforms they like best. There’s no reason start-ups of any size can’t do the same, and the Become a Social Media Manager Certification […]