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The Story Behind tells the extraordinary history of the ordinary. Everyday objects are more closely examined, from their ancient beginnings through the present—all within 5-10 minutes.

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Jun 7, 2018

  • Knock at the door
  • One fat lady
  • Rugby team
  • Sweet sixteen
  • A duck and a flea
  • The famous street in Manhattan

No, those weren’t bloopers, although I’m sure this episode will have plenty. Those were actually number nicknames used in a particular game that’s been around for 500 years we’ll be talking about...