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Seeing Myself Through a Cat’s Eyes

Seeing Myself Through a Cat’s Eyes

Good morning, John, it’s Wednesday… What am I doing here? It’s Wednesday, that’s not how this works. It’s weird! Okay, it’s gonna get weirder. John, you know that I love documentary films, and I know that you do, because we’re nerds. But I think they have a problem, because we’re busy. Not just with work …

The Queen of Lesbos – Poetess Sappho l THE HISTORY OF SEX

The Queen of Lesbos – Poetess Sappho l THE HISTORY OF SEX

Iridescent-throned Aphrodite, deathless Child of Zeus, wile-weaver, I now implore you: Don’t–I beg you, Lady–with pains and torments Crush down my spirit! The Greek poetess Sappho was a passionate soul, and nobody worshipped women as much as she. And that’s why her life and work have been discussed for centuries —with particular attention paid to …

The 17th Century Crisis: Crash Course European History

The 17th Century Crisis: Crash Course European History

Hi I’m John Green. This is Crash Course European History and today we’re going to look at what is sometimes called the “seventeenth century crisis.” Now I know what you’re thinking: This whole history business is just one crisis after another. And yes, dear viewer, it’s true. Humankind careens from disaster to disaster, but still …

Adrift At Sea For 76 Days With Sharks Circling

Adrift At Sea For 76 Days With Sharks Circling

Have you ever thought about sailing the open sea alone? Would you ever want to? For many of us, it might sound fun, exciting or simply relaxing to take some time away from our day to day lives, like enjoying a nice vacation. Perhaps picturing yourself on a boat with beautiful sunshine and salty sea …

Worst Punishments In The History of Mankind

Worst Punishments In The History of Mankind

French Philosopher Michel Foucault starts his book “Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison,” with a chapter about an unfortunate Frenchman named Robert-François Damiens. Damiens had tried and failed to assassinate King Louis XV, and for it he was severely punished. He was burned with molten wax and lead, and had boiling oil poured …