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Hinduism 101: Religions in Global History

Hinduism 101: Religions in Global History

(NOT) HIP-HUGHES PRESENTS HINDUISM 101 (A WORLD HISTORY PRODUCTION) Hey guys welcome to (NOT) Hip Hughs (whatever his name is…). We’re doing world history edition. That’s right guys this time it’s a major world religion (why do we do this.) That’s Gonna be on the exam [you] need to know it and that’s hinduism a …

History vs. Andrew Jackson – James Fester

History vs. Andrew Jackson – James Fester

A national hero? Or public enemy number one? Historical figures are often controversial, but few were as deified or vilified in their lifetime as the seventh President of the United States. This is History vs. Andrew Jackson. “Order, order, hm, uh, what were we…ah yes, Mr. Jackson! You stand accused of degrading the office of …

How X-rays see through your skin – Ge Wang

How X-rays see through your skin – Ge Wang

In 1895, a physicist named Wilhelm Roentgen was doing experiments with a cathode tube, a glass container in which a beam of electrons lights up a fluorescent window. He had wrapped cardboard around the tube to keep the fluorescent light from escaping, when something peculiar happened. Another screen outside the tube was glowing. In other …

A brief history of goths – Dan Adams

A brief history of goths – Dan Adams

What do fans of atmospheric post-punk music have in common with ancient barbarians? Not much. So why are both known as goths? Is it a weird coincidence or a deeper connection stretching across the centuries? The story begins in Ancient Rome. As the Roman Empire expanded, it faced raids and invasions from the semi-nomadic populations …

History vs. Richard Nixon – Alex Gendler

History vs. Richard Nixon – Alex Gendler

The presidency of the United States of America is often said to be one of the most powerful positions in the world. But of all the U.S. presidents accused of misusing that power, only one has left office as a result. Does Richard Nixon deserve to be remembered for more than the scandal that ended …

History vs. Napoleon Bonaparte – Alex Gendler

History vs. Napoleon Bonaparte – Alex Gendler

After the French Revolution erupted in 1789, Europe was thrown into chaos. Neighboring countries’ monarchs feared they would share the fate of Louis XVI, and attacked the New Republic, while at home, extremism and mistrust between factions lead to bloodshed. In the midst of all this conflict, a powerful figure emerged to take charge of …