Category Archives: history

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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Red Wing Iron Ranger Resole

Shoemaker has the old and probably original machines from the ’30s and ’40s to perform any rebuild of any boot or shoe. I remember Mr. Miano in my old neighborhood in Chicago back when I was a kid. Good shoemakers … Continue reading

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VW Beetle barn find

Guy visiting Bulgaria happens upon a huge stash of VW Beetles from many years, many oval and split windows.

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PBS Previews: The Vietnam War

Find out about the creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, coming to PBS this fall – Sunday, September 17, 2017. #VietnamWarPBS [25:22] Video link.

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Kit Kat catapult

If there was an IKEA back in medieval times.

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Polish Medieval Combat League

Video scenes of the Polish Medieval Combat League tournament in Zdunska Wola, 18th October 2013. Hope they had ambulances standing by.

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Zero Hour: Disaster at Chernobyl

The explosion at Chernobyl was ten times worse than that at Hiroshima and was due to a combination of human error and imperfect technology. Using a real-time split-screen format reminiscent of the hit series, 24, this programme examines the 60 … Continue reading

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Lady still drives her ’57 Chevy

In 1957, Grace Braeger of West Bend traded in her old car, threw down $2,250 hard-earned dollars and bought a ’57 Chevy. Since that day long ago, it’s been her only car.

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1363 AD – The end of chivalry

A depiction of the historical catastrophe, which led to the end of the heroic era of chivalry. You’d think Monty Python created this. But, alas. Chivalry, as we know it is dead. Ah, back in the day…

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