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Food History: Ramen

Food History: Ramen

If the first thing you picture when you hear ramen is this, you can thank Momofuku Ando. And World War II…and the Yakuza crime syndicate. Let’s begin in August, 1945. Japan had just announced its surrender to the Allies, and Ando was walking through war-torn Osaka. The Allied Forces’ aerial bombing had wrought destruction on …

Harun al-Rashid | The Golden Prime | 766CE – 809CE

Harun al-Rashid | The Golden Prime | 766CE – 809CE

Harun al-Rashid is, without a doubt, the most famous caliph. Even those who don’t know anything about Islamic history know the name of Harun al-Rashid. Most of what we think we know about him comes more from exotic imagination and the Arabian Nights than from actual history. Whenever someone talks about a good leader in …

The Enlightenment: Crash Course European History #18

The Enlightenment: Crash Course European History #18

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So far, we’ve seen a ton of political change and continuing warfare in the midst of the seventeenth century’s little ice age, and history often focuses on these types of political and military stories, but there were also other changes occurring: shifts in how …

The Mind/Brain: Crash Course History of Science #30

The Mind/Brain: Crash Course History of Science #30

Scientists in the nineteenth century discovered a lot about life and matter. But exactly what kind of stuff is the human brain? That one was—and remains—tricky. The brain sciences—with experiments and therapies tied to biological theories of the body—emerged in the nineteenth century and came into their own in the early twentieth. I’m Hank Green …