Category Archives: history

The Babbage Difference Engine

[Recorded: July 23, 2012] In development with Microsoft Research, CHM produced this video of Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine #2 (no longer on display). Relax and let someone else do the cranking.

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The Death of Stalin trailer

Movie follows the Soviet dictator’s last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death. Biography, drama and comedy. Michael Palin plays Vyacheslav Molotov, inventor of the gasoline cocktail.

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The engine that won WWII

Jay Leno’s Garage Jay demonstrates the power and engineering of the 1390 hp, Merlin 1650-1 engine that was the heart of the P-51 Mustangs and the Lancaster bombers in World War II. [19:50] Video link.

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1970 Chevelle SS LS-6 454 4-Speed

Muscle Car of the Week 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 454s are like the playground bullies of the Muscle Car world. They are big and powerful, and they can back up the attitude with a 450 HP bullet under the hood. … Continue reading

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Hardest KO at M-1 Medieval

The good old, reliable, hammer shield.

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Exotic car collections

An episode of My Classic Car, where Dennis Gage and ‘stache head to Frackville, PA to check out the private collection of Jack Rich Sr. [15:37] If you have time for some more history… Dennis meets Leno in his Room … Continue reading

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Vikings and the Solar Eclipse

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A look back at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Last August some of the rarest, most beautiful and most valuable cars in the world gathered on the Monterey Peninsula for the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Cars of every type and from every year competed for class wins, and … Continue reading

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Mercedes – Falling in Love Again – fave

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Inside Google

NatGeo documentary about the inner workings of our present day, don’t be evil, big brother.  Inside Google. [41:49] Video link.

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Jousting

One of the hardest hits this season. More

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Triumph of the Nerds

Three parts on how computers took over the world. Three bits of history from years ago starting from Day 1. Bookmark or save for later. Part 1 [49:12] Video link. Part 2 [50:44] Part 3 [50:16]

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Jenny’s number

Guy uses a phone number from an old song to get free stuff from CVS and gives it to the homeless. Reference. Your earworm for Wednesday: 867-5309/Jenny

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Chuckwagon race

In the 21st century we have Medieval fighting, Civil War reenactments and now this, chuckwagon races. You can almost hear the harmonica playing, smell the beans cooking and also the horse smells that come along with with the whole thing.

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The ingredients in Nickelodeon slime

I witnessed many of Summers’ shows through the years. The slime was good to watch but I never wanted to make any of it. Tech Insider and Business insider do this. In their videos, the speaker is speaking English, yet … Continue reading

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The Story of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket

From the beginning to April of last year. Please mute the music if you find it annoying. [4:09 of 4:41]

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