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Preview thumbnail for video'Why Did 16,000 Romans Die at Kalkriese?
Why Did 16,000 Romans Die at Kalkriese? (1:55)
Preview thumbnail for video'Could You Have Endured Consuelo Vanderbilt's Upbringing?
Could You Have Endured Consuelo Vanderbilt's Upbringing? (4:30)
Preview thumbnail for video'How a Diphtheria Outbreak Spawned the Iditarod
How a Diphtheria Outbreak Spawned the Iditarod (2:35)
Preview thumbnail for video'What the Completed Great Pyramid Would've Looked Like
What the Completed Great Pyramid Would've Looked Like (2:54)
Preview thumbnail for video'Blackbeard's Face Was His Greatest Weapon
Blackbeard's Face Was His Greatest Weapon (2:46)
Preview thumbnail for video'Unlocking the Spear of Destiny's True Power
Unlocking the Spear of Destiny's True Power (3:53)
Preview thumbnail for video'How to Achieve Flawless Beauty
How to Achieve Flawless Beauty (2:54)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Were Easter Island's Gigantic Statues Actually Carved?
How Were Easter Island's Gigantic Statues Actually Carved? (4:11)
Preview thumbnail for video'How a Single Asteroid Wiped Dinosaurs Off This Planet
How a Single Asteroid Wiped Dinosaurs Off This Planet (1:14)
Preview thumbnail for video'Who Decided to Put 60 Seconds in a Minute?
Who Decided to Put 60 Seconds in a Minute? (2:33)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Why Don’t People Smile in Old Photographs?
Ask Smithsonian: Why Don’t People Smile in Old Photographs? (1:12)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Devil on the Inside
The Devil on the Inside (2:29)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Inspiration Behind Scream's Ghostface
The Inspiration Behind Scream's Ghostface (2:47)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Do People Really Drill Holes in Their Heads?
Ask Smithsonian: Do People Really Drill Holes in Their Heads? (0:58)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Why did Ancient Greeks and Romans Lie Down to Eat?
Ask Smithsonian: Why did Ancient Greeks and Romans Lie Down to Eat? (0:56)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Vietnam POWs Refused This CIA Rescue Mission
Why Vietnam POWs Refused This CIA Rescue Mission (3:55)
Preview thumbnail for video'Where to Find Vampires in America
Where to Find Vampires in America (1:57)
Preview thumbnail for video'For Bourbon Fans, Kentucky is the Holy Land
For Bourbon Fans, Kentucky is the Holy Land (2:35)
Preview thumbnail for video'Famous Ohio Natives
Famous Ohio Natives (2:41)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ketchum, Idaho: Hemingway's Sunny Home Away from Home
Ketchum, Idaho: Hemingway's Sunny Home Away from Home (4:07)