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.
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 […]
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 […]
Whatever your resolution is for the new year, you’ll be able to do it better with more sleep. Modern sleep masks are more than just blindfolds. They incorporate 3D contouring, ambient noise blocking and other features designed to help you shut out the world and slow down your busy, conscious mind. Here’s 9 of our […]
When most of us think of IT, we picture towering stacks of servers and intense walls of code. And while, yes, servers and code both have their place in any IT pro’s day-to-day, they’re not nearly as scary as we make them out to be—at least not when you have the right training under your […]
Before you type word one on a resume, make sure you’ve got the basics covered. And, for a myriad of jobs in nearly any field, Microsoft Office skills are absolutely essential. Got the software but don’t know where to start? This Ultimate Microsoft Office Certificate Mastery Bundle not only gets you up to speed on […]