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History-Makers: Shakespeare

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts. Nothing else quite sums up William Shakespeare’s attitudes on the power of Theater. But England’s Favorite Bard demonstrates time and time again that the reverse is …

The Great Fire: The London History Show

The Great Fire: The London History Show

Let me take you back to London over 350 years ago in the year 1666. London looks very different to how it does now. We don’t have any photos from 1666, but we do have drawings and paintings like this one in the collection of the Museum of London or this one by a Dutch …

The Dark History of Matches

The Dark History of Matches

[♩INTRO] In the mid-1800s, factories began mass-producing matches. Lots of them were hugely successful, and pretty soon, they were selling millions of matchboxes a year. And then the factory workers — many of whom were young women — started dying. The symptoms would often start with a toothache and jaw pain and then progress to …

Free The Nipple!

Men’s nipples used to be as shocking as female ones. Indeed, it was illegal for men in many states of America to expose their breasts in public. The difference is that in the early 1930s, men decided that enough was enough. On the beaches and Coney Island, Westchester, Atlantic City. Male swimmers stripped off their …

How do peanuts grow? | Natural History Museum

How do peanuts grow? | Natural History Museum

From helicopters… to hooks, plants use very different strategies to disperse their seeds But one of the oddest is the peanut plant Most plants use water, wind or animals to distribute their seeds. Peanuts, however, are not among them. After a peanut flower is pollinated the flower wilts and curves down. It then starts growing …