Eponymous Laws

Eponymous Laws

Transcript Everyone is probably familiar with Murphy’s Law which says that “Anything which can go wrong will go wrong.” However, there are many such laws, known as eponymous laws, which are sayings, adages, or truisms, which have been attributed to people over the years.  These are not hard and fast mathematical or physical laws, but …

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Football, Soccer, and Rugby

Football, Soccer, and Rugby

Transcript While different countries may debate as to what sport should really be called ‘football’, the reality is that the word football describes a broad family of sports all of whom have a very similar background and origin.  Just like species with a common ancestor can evolve in ways where they look totally unlike each …

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The Latin Alphabet

The Latin Alphabet

Transcript The Latin Alphabet has become the most widespread system of writing in the world. Its origins can be traced back thousands of years to Ancient Romans and to civilizations before that. It is probably the single biggest thing that we use today which originated in Rome. Today’s English alphabet, you know that one from …

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The US/Canadian Border

The US/Canadian Border

Transcript The border between the United States and Canada is the longest border between any two countries in the world. The total length of the land border is 8,891 kilometers or 5,525 miles long. In addition to being the longest border in the world, it is also the longest non-militarized and non-fenced border in the …

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