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Dinosaur DNA | Natural History Expert Joe Wood

♪♪♪ Dinosaur DNA? One of the most common questions we get here is: Could we ever get dinosaur DNA like in Jurassic Park? Until recently we might have said that DNA couldn’t withstand the millions of years it would take to get to us. That view might be changing as a group of scientists are …

Adventures in History: Grumpy and his Spitfire

Hi all, hope you’re all keeping safe and doing well at home and while you’re there, finding lots of interesting things to do. Today I’m gonna talk to you about somebody who had a very interesting life and did many amazing things and had a very cool dog. Anyway, who am I? My name is …

Women’s History Minute: “Marian Anderson”

Women’s History Minute: “Marian Anderson”

*singing Ave Maria* with a voice that music critic Alan Blife once heralded as a vibrant contralto rich with intrinsic beauty renowned african-american opera singer Marian Anderson enchanted audiences world over throughout the first half of the 20th century with her uniquely beautiful voice during the height of her career in the 1930’s and 1940’s …

EP.4: I CASCHI DI VALE

EP.4: I CASCHI DI VALE

This place was born out of my passion for the suits, helmets, boots, gloves, all the racing gear from my career. And we came up with the idea of a room, a sort of secret museum, just a place really to put all these unforgettable items, unforgettable moments from my career. I couldn’t open its …

The History of Foot Binding in China

The History of Foot Binding in China

Hi, my name is Marcy Engleman and I’m the Museum Educator for the Mütter Museum. Today, I am here to talk to you about a specific form of body modification known as foot binding. [Music] This practice took place in China from around the 10th century during the Song Dynasty and it continued for over …