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The original Game of Life was incredibly dark

The original Game of Life was incredibly dark

Ah, the Game of Life. It’s about as offensive as a bowl of Jello. But the original one from a hundred years earlier? It had squares like…this. The first Game of Life wasn’t just a game. It was a form of moral instruction. And it says something about how society thinks life should be lived …

West Virginia Shouldn’t Exist

West Virginia Shouldn’t Exist

There’s no stranger political division in the United States than between Virginia and West Virginia, and through most reasonable interpretations, it should not exist. The eastern part of Virginia played a very important role in the American colonies, and later in America. Four of the first five US Presidents were Virginians. Just before the Civil …

How obsessive artists colorize old photos

How obsessive artists colorize old photos

You might have seen some of these colorized photos on the internet. Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, a young Charlie Chaplin. It’s incredible how normal these people look because they’re no longer in black and white. Like they’re someone you could pass by on the street and not someone unreachable or from another time. What I …

The Treasury Pillars History

The Treasury Pillars History

The Treasury Pillars standing in Pioneers Park, Lincoln Nebraska look like they could be from an ancient Roman temple. Standing 36 feet tall and weighing over 30 tons, these 4 columns come from the U.S. Treasury Building in Washington D.C., but how is it they arrived in the middle of the United States? Their history …

U.S. Presidents Part 1

As America prepares to elect its 45th President, this is Epic History TV’s guide to the first 44 Presidents. George Washington – hero of the Revolutionary War and America’s first president, twice elected unanimously by the Electoral College. He steered America on a course of neutrality, and stepped down after two terms. John Adams – …

10 Common Slavery Myths

10 Common Slavery Myths

Hey, Cypher here. There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the institution of slavery, especially here in the United states. These myths often serve pernicious political purposes that can be highly detrimental to a proper conception of history, so here are ten of those myths debunked in no particular order. Since they aren’t in a …