Why Does February Only Have 28 Days?

[MUSIC] Although February 2015 might fit perfectly on the page, every year it’s the runt of the monthly litter. This deficit of days, this calendar craziness, this oddity of the annum, like so much of modern culture, is the Romans’ fault. Here’s the crazy story of why February has 28 days… except when it doesn’t. […]

Tom Scott vs Irving Finkel: The Royal Game of Ur | PLAYTHROUGH | International Tabletop Day 2017

This board game is at least 4,500 years old and it was played in the Middle East by the Sumerians who probably invented it. And the thing is, you might think that it is so old that it is irretrievable to us that we’ve got no idea what it was like playing it what the […]

Chess | World Ahoy 1×02

Many years ago there lived in India a rich and powerful king The king dearly loved his son who was a great warrior But one day his son died in a terrible battle The king was so sad that he locked himself up in his room… and wouldn’t come out All the wise men in […]