Videos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/video-2/RSS feed for VideosenMon, 25 Jul 2016 02:02:43 +0000Does 'The Last Supper' Really Have a Hidden Meaning?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/da-vinci-last-supper-hidden-meaning/Could the painting actually contain a message from Leonardo?Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:02:43 +0000The Egyptian Pharaoh With the Biggest Egohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-egyptian-pharaoh-with-the-biggest-ego/Though little is known about Khufu, the pharaoh who oversaw the Great Pyramid's construction, vicious rumors about him persist todayFri, 22 Jul 2016 13:36:27 +0000How Did a Grizzly Bear Get on California's Flag?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-did-a-grizzly-bear-get-on-californias-flag/As more and more settlers began to pour into California throughout the 1840s, a chain of events led to the Bear Flag RevoltThu, 21 Jul 2016 12:00:00 +0000How America's Public Parks Were Bornhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-americas-public-parks-were-born/Learn how Central Park, the first of its kind, was given a completely visionary design that's since influenced cities around the countryWed, 20 Jul 2016 15:20:48 +0000The Incredible Things a Hammerhead's Nose Can Dohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/incredible-things-a-hammerheads-nose-can-do/A hammerhead shark is capable of detecting a single drop of fish oil in a body of water equivalent to an Olympic-size swimming poolTue, 19 Jul 2016 03:46:11 +0000The Colonial Settlement That Vanished Into Thin Airhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-colonial-settlement-that-vanished/An entire colony of English settlers disappeared from Roanoke Island, just outside North Carolina's Outer BanksFri, 08 Jul 2016 15:32:49 +0000Ways to Avoid Losing Oxygen in a Submarinehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/ways-to-avoid-losing-oxygen-in-a-submarine/In 1940, German U-boat commander Otto Kretschmer's submarine was under siege for hours and his crew grew tremendously stressedThu, 07 Jul 2016 13:07:39 +0000Why Brown Bears Are Misunderstoodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-brown-bears-are-misunderstood/Historically feared by humans, brown bears were once aggressively hunted in the contiguous U.S.Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:49:50 +0000How Do Your Checked Bags Actually Get on the Plane?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/how-do-your-checked-bags-get-on-the-plane/Your bags usually make the same journey you do. But before they've even boarded, they're in for a six-mile automated trip through the bowels of the airportFri, 01 Jul 2016 13:29:54 +0000What Ultra High Speed Penguin Footage Reveals About Pliosaurushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/ultra-high-speed-penguin-footage-pliosaurus/How did the pliosaurus, a 45-foot-long underwater prehistoric predator, keep up with its prey? A biomechanics expert finds answers by observing the penguinThu, 30 Jun 2016 19:43:14 +0000This Man Controls the Ways You Walk in Airportshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/this-man-controls-the-ways-you-walk-in-airports_1/Many airports employ passenger flow experts to look out for travel patterns among passengers. From there, they can change the airport's infrastructureMon, 27 Jun 2016 17:13:32 +0000Did Atlantis Really Have Indoor Plumbing?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/did-atlantis-really-have-indoor-plumbing/In 1967, archeologists discovered Akrotiri. It may be the missing city of Atlantis, as well as the origin of the modern toiletTue, 21 Jun 2016 15:33:39 +0000The Civil War Prisoner Camp That Became a Place of Horrorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/civil-war-prisoner-camp-place-of-horror/The Confederate Civil War prisoner camp in Andersonville, Georgia, was an utter nightmare for the many soldiers held withinFri, 17 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000The World's First Camels Roamed...South Dakota?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-worlds-first-camels-roamed-south-dakota/The Badlands of South Dakota are filled with the fossils of fascinating and surprising prehistoric animalsThu, 16 Jun 2016 12:22:27 +0000Muhammad Ali's Brother on Racism and the Medal Mythhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/muhammad-alis-brother-on-racism-and-the-medal-myth/Still fresh from his Olympic win, boxing legend Muhammad Ali was turned away from a restaurant in his hometown that didn't serve African AmericansWed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:12 +0000A Breathtaking 110-Mile Alaskan Railroad Built in Two Yearshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/breathtaking-110-mile-alaskan-railroad/Built during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898, the Yukon and White Pass Railway is a stunning sightTue, 14 Jun 2016 16:04:46 +0000The Entire Bay of Santorini Is an Active Volcanic Craterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-entire-bay-of-santorini-is-an-active-volcano/What happened to the giant volcano thought to have destroyed Atlantis? The answer may be the island of Santorini...all of itMon, 13 Jun 2016 15:43:12 +0000How 60 Million Bison Became 1,000 in a Centuryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-60-million-bison-became-1000-in-a-century/In the late 1700s, more than 60 million bison roamed the Great Plains. Over the years, demand for fur and meat drove their numbers downFri, 10 Jun 2016 15:53:51 +0000What Really Happened to Wilt Chamberlain's 100-Point Ball?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-happened-to-wilt-chamberlains-100-point-ball/An NBA expert has interviewed over 150 people in a quest to track down the ball used in Wilt Chamberlain's 1962 100-point gameFri, 03 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000The Spectacular Draw of Devils Tower National Monumenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/spectacular-devils-tower-national-monument/In the wilderness of Wyoming, there's a magnificent pillar of ancient lava so unique, that even geologists are at odds on exactly how it was formedThu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:00 +0000Can Tree Rings Explain the Demise of a Lost Civilization?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/can-tree-rings-explain-demise-of-lost-civilization/Archaeologists look to trees to determine the destruction of a pre-Columbian civilization found in southern IllinoisWed, 01 Jun 2016 13:07:58 +0000The Best Way to Find IEDs?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/smithsonian-channel/the-best-way-to-find-ieds/A dog's sense of smell is 100,000 more sensitive than a human's. That's why the U.S. military uses them to detect improvised explosive devicesFri, 27 May 2016 17:57:14 +0000