Tag: history

Aug 24, 2015

A Chilling Visualization of Every Nuclear Detonation from 1945 to Present

A Chilling Visualization of Every Nuclear Detonation from 1945 to Present

Since 1945 there have been a staggering 2,153 nuclear detonations on our planet.

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Aug 24, 2015

How Old School 80s Graphics Worked

How Old School 80s Graphics Worked

The limitations of color and memory these designers faced with will give you a newfound appreciation for the artwork they were able to create.

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Aug 16, 2015

For Centuries, Two Villages Have Worked Together to Rebuild this Bridge Every Single Year

For Centuries, Two Villages Have Worked Together to Rebuild this Bridge Every Single Year

The Q’eswachaka bridge in Peru is rebuilt every year using traditional Inca engineering techniques by the local communities on either side of the canyon.

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Aug 10, 2015

Remarkable Video from 1906 Shows San Fran’s Market Street Days Before the Earthquake

Remarkable Video from 1906 Shows San Fran's Market Street Days Before the Earthquake

This film was shot on April 14, 1906, just four days before the San Francisco earthquake and fire that destroyed over 80% of the city.

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Aug 1, 2015

Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Were Painted Like Little Old Men

Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Were Painted Like Little Old Men

Vox’s Phil Edwards talks with Matthew Averett, an art history professor at Creighton University, to learn why.

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Jul 2, 2015

Remembering Sir Nicholas Winton, the ‘British Schindler’ that Saved 669 Children

Remembering Sir Nicholas Winton, the 'British Schindler' that Saved 669 Children

On 1 July 2016, Sir Nicholas Winton passed away at the age of 106. He is credited with saving the lives of 669 children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of WWII.

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May 25, 2015

The WWII Vet that Stopped an Enemy Sniper with his Trumpet

The WWII Vet that Stopped an Enemy Sniper with his Trumpet

Captain Jack Tueller recounts the time he played a famous German love song for a lone sniper still at large, two weeks after D-Day. You can read more about Captain Tueller’s incredible story at this CNN article from 2009.

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May 11, 2015

Old School Parkour from the 1930s

Old School Parkour from the 1930s

Watch these 1930s daredevils show off their parkour skills in this vintage clip!

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May 4, 2015

Remarkable HD Footage of Berlin from July 1945

Remarkable HD Footage of Berlin from July 1945

The video quality is astonishing. Fascinating HD color video shows the situation of the city in summer 1945, just after the Second World War and the capitulation of Germany. Daily life after years of war. Pictures from the destroyed city, the Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor, Adlon, Führerbunker, Unter den Linden, rubble women working in the…

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Feb 5, 2015

How ‘Green Screen’ Worked Before Computers

How 'Green Screen' Worked Before Computers

For those of us who grew up in the age of CGI, green screen is just “a thing that computers do”. But how did effects like this work before the age of pixels? With the help of some suitably shiny graphics, here’s a quick summary by Tom Scott. If you enjoyed the video above,…

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