Guess Me (1879)

Illustrated by George Cruikshank among others, a collection of word, number, and picture puzzles in the form of enigmas, conundrums, acrostics, and a series of incr…more

The Athenian Oracle (1820)

A sort of 17th-century version of Quora, in which readers could ask a panel of experts any question at all, from why do horses neigh, to what death is….more

17 Numbered Lists from History

17 Numbered Lists from History (or, 17 numbered lists that will restore your faith in humanity, specifically in its ability to make numbered lists)….more

Napoleon’s Oraculum (1839)

Apparently consulted by Napoleon “before every important occasion” the fortune-telling Oraculum was originally discovered in one of the Royal tombs of Egypt during …more

English As She Is Spoke (1884)

Intended as a Portuguese-English conversational guide or phrase book, but is regarded as a classic source of unintentional humour, as the given English translations…more