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PLATO ON: The Allegory of the Cave

PLATO ON: The Allegory of the Cave

The ancient Greeks were emphatic that philosophy was not just an elaborate abstract exercise. It was, they felt, a deeply useful skill that should be learned and practiced by all, in order to help us to live and die well. No one believed this more than Plato. Who was passionate in his defense of philosophy …

How corn conquered the world – Chris A. Kniesly

Corn currently accounts for more than one tenth of our global crop production. The United States alone has enough cornfields to cover Germany. But while other crops we grow come in a range of varieties, over 99% of cultivated corn is the exact same type: Yellow Dent #2. This means that humans grow more Yellow …

1940s World War II Makeup Tutorial | History Inspired | Feat. Amber Butchart and Rebecca Butterworth

1940s World War II Makeup Tutorial | History Inspired | Feat. Amber Butchart and Rebecca Butterworth

Hi, I’m Fashion Historian Amber Butchart I’m standing in the tunnels at English Heritage’s Dover Castle where the military was stationed during the nation’s fight for victory in the Second World War Among those were ladies from the Women’s Royal Naval Service otherwise known as the Wrens. In addition to their formidable contribution to the …

Pages Matam – “How to Properly Cook Rice”

Pages Matam – “How to Properly Cook Rice”

Important things to know before attempting to date an African, or how to properly cook rice. One– You must cook rice. Two– Africans like to speak in metaphors, so I was very surprised when my mother wanted to disown me after I told her, “I’m going to become an artiste,” when she’s always saying things …

Chemical Leavening Discoveries Part 1

Chemical Leavening Discoveries Part 1

welcome to exploring the 18th century with James Townsend inside today we’re starting a series of in-depth episodes are related to leavening and specifically chemical leavening today I’m joined by Kevin Carter he’s the guy who’s usually behind the camera he does a lot of the research and writing here at James Townsend and son …