Spanish Foods

Spanish Foods

Transcript Whenever lists of the world’s great cuisines are published, there is one country which is always at or near the top: Spain.  Yet Spanish cuisine is mostly a collection of regional cuisines from around the country which all fall under the umbrella of “Spanish”. Learn more about Spanish food, its history, and where it …

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The Battle of Cannae

The Battle of Cannae

Transcript One of the greatest battles in Roman history was one of its greatest losses. It was a defeat that shook the city to its core and could have very well ended the Roman Republic. …but it didn’t. The reason why it didn’t is a story of determination and the difference between tactics and strategy.  …

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The House of David

The House of David

Transcript What do you get when you take one part religious cult and one part Harlem Globetrotters and one part Troy Polamalu’s hair and put them all together?  You wind up with the House of David Baseball Team. One of the most popular baseball barnstorming acts of the early 20th Century. Learn more about the …

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Operation Tannenbaum

Operation Tannenbaum

Transcript In June 1940, with the conquest of France, Nazi Germany and Italy had conquered almost all of Western Europe. The map of Europe was one solid color reflecting the domination of the Axis Powers. Except for one small hole in the donut: Switzerland. Switzerland’s neutrality didn’t guarantee anything. In fact, the Nazis desperately wanted …

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Olympian George Eyser

Olympian George Eyser

Transcript Although you probably never heard of him before, American George Eyser is one of the most decorated Olympians in history. In the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, he put on one of the greatest single-day performances in Olympic History.  Yet, his real claim to fame is not what he accomplished, but how.  Learn more …

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The History of Thanksgiving

The History of Thanksgiving

Transcript On the fourth Thursday in November every year, American’s celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving. It is a holiday that originated in the Americas but has subsequently spread to many countries around the world.  It is a holiday that is actually secular, but with some religious overtones, and has a unique set of traditions that …

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The Holy Grail

The Holy Grail

Transcript For centuries the Holy Grail has been a metaphor for ultimate achievement.  The quest for the Holy Grail is likewise considered a metaphor for an unobtainable goal.  However, the Holy Grail might be more than a metaphor. It might really exist and you can go see it yourself. Learn more about the Holy Grail, …

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America’s First Law

America's First Law

Transcript Let’s say you have a brand new country. You want to take it out of a spin and make some new laws. What is the first thing you do? Maybe ratify a treaty? Perhaps something about the economy. Well, if you were the United States back in 1789, you didn’t do anything nearly that …

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