In 1868, Scottish sailor Jack Renton discovered himself the captive of a local individuals within the Solomon Islands, however by way of luck and ability he rose to turn into a revered warrior amongst them. On this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll inform the story of Renton’s life among the many saltwater individuals and his return to the Western world.
We’ll additionally catch some extra speeders and puzzle over a regrettable guide.
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Within the 19th century, an infinite hedge ran for greater than a thousand miles throughout India, put in by the British to implement a tax on salt. Although it took a Herculean effort to construct, right now it’s been nearly utterly forgotten. On this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll describe this unusual venture and […]
Richard Proenneke lived alone for 30 years within the Alaskan wilderness in a cabin he constructed himself
In 1968, Richard Proenneke left his profession as a heavy tools operator and took up a completely new existence. He flew to a distant Alaskan lake, constructed a log cabin by hand, and started a lifetime of quiet self-reliance. On this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll hear Proenneke’s reflections on a easy […]
Cue the “Psycho” violins. In case you’re a real Halloween completist who’s questioning learn how to deck out your lavatory for the vacation, now we have your accent: The Bloody Bathtub Mat™. When it’s dormant, this devious prank is a nondescript, nearly paper-thin (.03 inch thick) mat, white with a matte end. Positioned beside your bathe, it’s the […]
All people’s an knowledgeable in relation to packing earlier than a trip. It’s nice that you just squeezed all that stuff right into a carry-on. Now, what occurs whenever you discover that must-have pair of footwear or vacation present? Your choices are paying to ship the objects or getting an additional bag, and neither of these is good. […]
Who can neglect the second our president, the person accountable for a nuclear arsenal, coined the phrase “covfefe”? Sadly, it’s straightforward to neglect given the frequency and quantity of head-slapping sayings he’s given us – to not point out the disposable nature of his favourite mode of communication. However not anymore. There’s now a approach […]