Ancient Colors

Ancient Colors

Transcript When people from prehistory created the first works of art on the walls of caves, they used the colors that they found around them. Almost all of the early cave art is drawn in black or dark red.  As time progressed, humans figured out how to create more colors and they began using them …

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The Languages of Spain

The Languages of Spain

Transcript Most people think that languages and countries usually coincide. Germans speak German, the French speak French, and the Spanish speak Spanish. While this is largely true, it isn’t totally true. There are a host of small, regional languages which are only spoken by a few people. These languages are often ignored because they aren’t …

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Charles Cunningham Boycott

Charles Cunningham Boycott

Transcript Charles Cunningham Boycott was not a well-liked person amongst his neighbors in Ireland. No one would talk to him, no one would sell to him, and no one would work for him. He was so disliked that his very name became synonymous with refusing to do business with someone.  Learn more about Charles Cunningham …

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The History of Wrestlemania

The History of Wrestlemania

Transcript Every year, around this time, one of the largest entertainment events is held. Wrestlemania. However, this isn’t just a wrestling show. How it came about is a story of business consolidation, modern media, and celebrity culture.  Even if you aren’t a fan of professional wrestling, the story behind the business of Wrestlemania is fascinating. …

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7 Reasons Why Working Abroad Is the Best Way to Travel (and How to Do It)

7 Reasons Why Working Abroad Is the Best Way to Travel (and How to Do It)

You see it every day on Instagram, a news article, or Facebook… Someone traveling the world—posing at impossibly perfect beaches on an island you never heard of, so beautiful, you’ve only seen them in movies, or meandering ancient temples in Indonesia and Cambodia… And time and time again you think, “damn, they are so lucky.” …

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Why Does Vatican City Exist?

Why Does Vatican City Exist?

Transcript Located in the middle of Rome, the capital of Italy, is what many people consider to be the smallest country in the world: Vatican City.  However, Vatican City isn’t like other countries.  At all.  It is different in almost every respect to any other country, so much so, that it is reasonable to ask …

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Al Andalus: Moorish Spain

Al Andalus: Moorish Spain

Transcript If you think of Spain, you probably think of a predominantly catholic country with major cathedrals and churches in every village. However, most of the Iberian peninsula for almost 800 years was under Muslim control. The legacy of the Moorish occupation can still be seen in the names of places and some of Spain’s …

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Polynesian Navigators

Polynesian Navigators

Transcript The ancient world had many great accomplishments. The Pyramids of Giza, The Great Wall of China, and the Colosseum are just a few of the great wonders which are still standing.  However, one of early humanity’s greatest achievements is one that didn’t leave any physical monuments. Its legacy is the people who live on …

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