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History of England – Documentary

History of England  – Documentary

England is a nation which has had a significant impact on, and in fact, has played a significant role in shaping human civilization for hundreds of years, and today, in this video, we’re going to take a look at that history and explore just what England is, who its people are, and how it became …

Children’s Book Week Celebration

Children’s Book Week Celebration

>> Library of Congress.>> Please stand by for realtime captions.>> [Captioner standing by] Q. Hi, I’m Carla Hayden, and it is my pleasure to wish you a very happy children’s book week. This year marks its 100th anniversary and the Library of Congress is excited to join the celebration. We are especially excited about the …

Learn the History of Germany

Learn the History of Germany

The idea of Germany as an individual region in Europe can be traced back to the Era the Roman Commander, Julius Caesar. He had conquered Ghaul (France) and referred to the unconquered area which was further east of the Rhine as Germania. The Germanic tribes won the Battle of Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD against …

5 Historical Misconceptions Rundown

5 Historical Misconceptions Rundown

# 5. Vikings What would a Viking be without his trusty battle helmet and its impressive horns? The answer is: a more historically accurate viking. Think, for a moment about wearing headgear like that into battle: the horns are just easy targets for your opponent to hit and knock off your helmet. Or, if you …

How the Internet Crossed the Sea | Nostalgia Nerd

How the Internet Crossed the Sea | Nostalgia Nerd

The internet, the sea, now there’s a challenge, and to understand the challenge fully, we need to go back over a century and a half. Let’s begin. In October 1831, the English Scientist Michael Faraday, famed a decade earlier for creating, what was essentially the first battery, had discovered electromagnetic induction by first sliding a …

10 Creepy Things Caught on Family Monitors

10 Creepy Things Caught on Family Monitors

– Parents will go to incredible lengths to keep their families safe, and this includes getting monitors. But what happens when the technology that they use to keep an eye on their kids become sources of sheer terror? What happens when those monitors catch something unexpected? (monitor beeping) Here are 10 unsettling things caught on …

The real story of the Green Book

The real story of the Green Book

Imagine you’re on a road trip with your family. The year’s 1954 and you’re black. Segregation is law in the South and basically practiced everywhere else in America. You’re traveling down the famed Route 66 and you’ve just reached Albuquerque, New Mexico for the first time. There’s not another town for miles and you want …

The Legendary Conman Who Sold the Eiffel Tower

The Legendary Conman Who Sold the Eiffel Tower

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