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The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake

The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake

47 million years ago, the world was a hothouse. Lush jungles covered much of the globe, stretching far from the equator, and they were rife with mammals. This was life in the Eocene Epoch. And around a quiet lake in what’s now Germany, a typical scene was unfolding in late spring. Crocodiles patrolled the waters. …

TOP 7 FAILS OF HISTORY

TOP 7 FAILS OF HISTORY

Good morning, John. I’m gonna be completely honest. Sometimes I feel like a huge, gigantic failure. (Good start, pal.) And we all feel like that and we’re all petrified of failure. (Not me, buddy.) But John, one thing that gets me through all of my failures and keeps me trying new projects, day in and …

Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3

Mesopotamia: Crash Course World History #3

Hi there. I’m John Green, you’re watching Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to talk about “Iraq” No, you purportedly smart globe. We’re going to talk about Mesopotamia. I love Mesopotamia because it helped create two of my favorite things: Writing and taxes. Why do I like taxes? Because before taxes, the only …