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History Hijinks: Renaissance Antics

History Hijinks: Renaissance Antics

Welcome to Blue’s Dumb History/History Hijinks, the show where I take a topic and tell you all about why its way more hilarious than you ever could have imagined. Today, we’re gonna dig into the glories of the Italian Renaissance and learn about the artists who made it happen. Because we’ve talked about the historical …

History Summarized: Ethiopia

History Summarized: Ethiopia

Anybody familiar with ancient Egypt is pretty well aware that the Nile River is easily one of the most OP water features in History. But head a little further down and you’ll quickly find that there’s a lot more to East Africa than our old pyramid-bois. East of where the Nile forks between its White …

The Crazed Hunt for the Himalayan Yeti | Monstrum

The Crazed Hunt for the Himalayan Yeti | Monstrum

Atop Earth’s highest mountain above sea level hardly seems like an easy place to live. Mount Everest’s tall peaks, freezing temperatures, fierce winds, and ever-present snow make it hard to support life. And while it’s true that very few plants or animals can survive there, the most famous resident certainly seems at home—the Yeti. The …

History-Makers: Dante

History-Makers: Dante

Ah, Dante, the Medieval Italian Poet who told several popes to go to Hell, and then followed through with a detailed description of their fiery eternal torment. Gee, that makes even Martin Luther sound pretty tame. When he isn’t pining over his long-lost love Beatrice or hanging on every word from his Roman Senpai and …

History Summarized: Ancient India

History Summarized: Ancient India

Ancient Indian history feels like the halfway point between a fairy tale and a Lovecraft story. On the one hand, you have fables of princes going out into the wild to seek enlightenment, and guilt-ridden emperors swearing off of conquest and becoming legendary peacemakers, but there are also entire cosmologies simply spoken into existence, and …

History-Makers: Anna Komnena

History-Makers: Anna Komnena

The Byzantines have a well-deserved A+ in art class, but their written work is a little… ehhh? Thing is, most Byzantine literature reads like a modern textbook — sure it’s informative, but the writing is drier than chalk-dust, and it could stand to lose a couple hundred pages. But there’s one defiant Byzantine historian out …

Blue’s Dumb History Tales #2

Blue’s Dumb History Tales #2

Earlier last year I found myself with a surprise gap in my upload schedule, so I did what any self-respecting online content creator would do: I panicked, hastily cobbled together a glorified meme-dump, and then watched in shock as it became one of my most popular videos of the year. I’d say the internet is …