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The ballet that incited a riot – Iseult Gillespie

The ballet that incited a riot – Iseult Gillespie

We typically think of ballet as harmonious, graceful and polished– hardly features that would trigger a riot. But at the first performance of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” audience members were so outraged that they drowned out the orchestra. Accounts of the event include people hurling objects at the stage, challenging each other to …

Top 10 Energy Sources of the Future

Top 10 Energy Sources of the Future

It’s a really exciting time to be alive. We have a front row seat to the only known transformation of a world powered by dirty fossil fuels, to a planet that gets its energy from renewable, clean sources. It’s going to happen just once, right now. These are the top 10 potential energy sources of …

25 Best Places to Visit in Europe – Travel Europe

25 Best Places to Visit in Europe – Travel Europe

Although it is the world’s second smallest continent, Europe welcomes more than half of all the tourists worldwide. In fact, 7 of the 10 most visited countries in the world are European nations. It’s easy to see why; a well-preserved cultural heritage, rich history, safety and efficient infrastructure makes visiting Europe a breeze. Here’s a …

The French Revolution: Crash Course World History #29

Hi, my name is John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to talk about The French Revolution. Admittedly, this wasn’t the French flag until 1794, but we just felt like he looked good in stripes. As does this guy. Huh? So, while the American Revolution is considered a pretty good …