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Origins of the First Civilization

Origins of the First Civilization

This video was made possible by WIX. If you’re ready to create a website, head over to wix.com/go/infographics2019 to try out one of their premium plans right now. According to Greek mythology, an immortal being named Prometheus stole fire from the gods and bestowed it upon humanity, the first of many gifts to enable the …

Did The Past Really Happen?

Did The Past Really Happen?

Hey, Vsauce. Michael here. The dog that played Toto in The Wizard of Oz was credited as Toto, but in reality the dog’s name was Terry. And when Terry died in 1945 her owner and trainer Carl Spitz buried her on his ranch in Los Angeles. But in 1958 the Ventura Highway was constructed right …

The Oldest Language

The Oldest Language

What Is The Oldest Language? By oldest, I mean out of the thousands of languages spoken around the world today, which one has been spoken for the longest time? This is a minefield of a topic and most linguists I talked to do not want to touch this subject with a ten-foot pole, for a …

Most Hardcore Soldier: Spartan

Modern western civilization can trace its roots to ancient Greece, with the foundations for its military and government systems drawn from two of the most legendary city-states to ever exist: Athens and Sparta. Athens would inspire Western civilizations to rule fairly and espouse democratic ideals, while Sparta would form the backbone of the military traditions …