The Birth of the Arts
The Birth of the Arts
throughout human history and around the world, our species has displayed an undying impulse to create art—to adorn ourselves, our artifacts, and our surroundings; to make music, dance, dramatize, and poeticize. And we often spend vast quantities of time, energy, and material resources doing so. What lies behind the age-old, persistent human urge to make the ordinary extraordinary? picked by 2manyusernames 4 months ago
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 Archaeologists: Mega-Eruption Didn't Change Human History
Archaeologists: Mega-Eruption Didn't Change Human History
An ancient volcanic super-eruption, one of the largest known in Earth's history, may not have devastated the world and humanity as much as once thought. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Yard Sale Collector Finds Piece of History
Yard Sale Collector Finds Piece of History
Gruenther scours garage sales every weekend and he often finds valuable artifacts, antiques and furniture. His entire home is filled with the purchases. But it was a piece of history that recently caught his eye. picked by mutil8or 3 years ago
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 New test can learn your alcohol history
New test can learn your alcohol history
A new test being offered by a British company can determine an individual's history with alcohol during the past months -- or even years. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 The 7 Most Impressive Libraries From Throughout History
The 7 Most Impressive Libraries From Throughout History
The library has played a key role in the dissemination of information and knowledge throughout history. Access to collections such as those housed in Alexander’s Great Library and the lesser Chetham’s Library was a catalyst for change and the technological advance of mankind long before the digital age when knowledge was truly democratised for the masses. picked by bingo 2 years ago
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 First time in History
First time in History
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted snow for all 50 states. It would be the first time in history, if it happens. The deep south is getting their share today.

Maybe someone should remind the NOAA that Hawaii is a state. picked by meggysue 1 year ago
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 Augmented Reality Reveals History to Tourists
Augmented Reality Reveals History to Tourists
Doing virtual reality one better, a consortium of technology companies and European Union countries have created a "visual time machine" that allows tourists equipped with a smart phone to take a picture of an ancient object and then instantly review its history and see what it originally looked like. picked by kakana 2 years ago
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 The Human World - Trivia
The Human World - Trivia
Cultural and historical trivia - some you probably know, and many you may not.

"The women of the Tiwi tribe in the South Pacific are married at birth." picked by domeafavor 4 years ago
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 Boogie Nights - A History of Disco
Boogie Nights - A History of Disco
It became known, and ultimately reviled, as Disco. But the music that surged out of gay underground New York clubs such as the Loft and 12 West in the early 70s was the sound of those who wanted to dance, dance, dance. picked by bernardblack 1 year ago
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 Time to end Black History Month?
Time to end Black History Month?
Many have long argued that African-American history should be incorporated into year-round education. Now President Barack Obama's election opens a new chapter in the nation's racial journey. picked by bingo 2 years ago
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 Why our universe is already history
Why our universe is already history
The scales encountered in our everyday lives, light is so fast that we perceive our surroundings in real time. Look up into the night sky and this illusion begins to falter. "Because light takes time to get here from there, the farther away 'there' is, the further in the past light left there, and so we see all objects at some time in the past." picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 History In Snippets
History In Snippets
A large number of short discussions on history. Read them or listen to them, but learn something how our culture is formed by human creativity. Click above link or this link to search by keywords all previous episodes. picked by 2manyusernames 1 year ago
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 True Enough: the science, history and economics of self-deception
True Enough: the science, history and economics of self-deception
Grounded in history and science, True Enough paints a dismal picture of a species with a limitless capacity for self-deception and selective reasoning.
(I believe it) picked by Bornbad 3 years ago
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 More Than Packaging: The History of Beer Cans
More Than Packaging: The History of Beer Cans
Beer has come a long way since breweries first had the idea of developing can packaging nearly 100 years ago. In the early 1900s, breweries had a problem producing a can that would withstand the pasteurization process and allow the beer to still taste good. picked by bornbad 2 years ago
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 Discovering American Women’s History Online
Discovering American Women’s History Online
This database provides access to digital collections (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to Katrina Thomas's photographs of ethnic weddings from the late 20th century. picked by bernardblack 2 years ago
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 Crip walking (how to do it)
Crip walking (how to do it)
The Crip Walk originated in the early 1980s in South Central Los Angeles as a symbol for Crips. This is not a dance, but rather a walk done by Crips. The main focus of Crip Walking was to represent your hood, area code, or gang by throwing up signs with your hands or spelling out a set of words. picked by SunSeven 4 years ago
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 The Day Before - Amazing Photography
The Day Before - Amazing Photography
Using iconic events from history, the Cape Times(a local newspaper) highlights the fact that world-changing events often can¹t be predicted and that the course of history can, quite literally, change in a day. picked by streetlight22 4 years ago
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 True world history
True world history
The videos are long, and it may take a little while to see all of them, but I highly reccomend you watch. picked by gammerus 3 years ago
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 Glimpses Into American Jewish History
Glimpses Into American Jewish History
A monthly series dealing with the early history of American Jewry. Particular emphasis will be placed on those who struggled to maintain their religious observance in an environment that was drastically different from the one prevalent then in other parts of the world.

*follow numbered links at the bottom of page to get to the various parts of this series. Interesting history.* picked by 2manyusernames 4 years ago
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 24 Notes That Tap Deep Emotions
24 Notes That Tap Deep Emotions
Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognized or more apt to render emotion than the call Taps. The melody is both eloquent and haunting and the history of its origin is interesting. There is an urban myth about its origins. Here is the real history of Taps. picked by 2manyusernames 3 years ago
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 Discovery of Middle Asia Cities Recasts Ancient History
Discovery of Middle Asia Cities Recasts Ancient History
New discoveries at dig sites in Middle Asia are rocking the archeological world and redefining the origins of modern civilization. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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