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The Unkillable Soldier, Modern Day God of War

The Unkillable Soldier, Modern Day God of War

The American general William Tecumseh Sherman is often quoted as saying that “War is hell.” Few members of the military have more of a right to believe that than the subject of today’s video – Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart. This hard-as-nails officer of the British Army served in the Second Boer War …

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 …

How This Man Changed His DNA

How This Man Changed His DNA

It was so much easier to commit crimes in the Seventies. Why do you think it was a heyday for serial killers like the Zodiac Killer, John Wayne Gacy, and David Berkowitz? Incidentally, forensic DNA testing first successfully solved a criminal case in 1986. Dr. Alec Jeffreys, a British geneticist, used genetic fingerprinting to solve …