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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'Who Was King Tut's Father?
Who Was King Tut's Father? (2:21)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Lego Redefined Play
How Lego Redefined Play (3:28)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Is the Only Color Photo of the First Atomic Explosion
This Is the Only Color Photo of the First Atomic Explosion (4:34)
Preview thumbnail for video'Harrowing Accounts From Hiroshima Survivors
Harrowing Accounts From Hiroshima Survivors (4:23)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Woman Invented Monopoly to Combat Greed
This Woman Invented Monopoly to Combat Greed (4:42)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Man Invented the Way You Bank
This Man Invented the Way You Bank (4:43)
Preview thumbnail for video'What It Was Like to Parachute Into Enemy Fire in WWII
What It Was Like to Parachute Into Enemy Fire in WWII (3:04)
Preview thumbnail for video'Where the Nazis Hid $3.5 Billion of Stolen Art
Where the Nazis Hid $3.5 Billion of Stolen Art (4:41)
Preview thumbnail for video'This State Produces 270 Million Pounds of Popcorn Per Year
This State Produces 270 Million Pounds of Popcorn Per Year (2:54)
Preview thumbnail for video'Where Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse Defeated Colonel Custer
Where Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse Defeated Colonel Custer (3:58)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Deceptive Vehicle Destroyed Hitler's Tanks
This Deceptive Vehicle Destroyed Hitler's Tanks (1:24)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Tragic Bad Axe Massacre of 1832
The Tragic Bad Axe Massacre of 1832 (3:17)
Preview thumbnail for video'Archival Footage of Parachuting Military Dogs
Archival Footage of Parachuting Military Dogs (1:03)
Preview thumbnail for video'Microdots: The CIA's Tiny Secret-Message Holders
Microdots: The CIA's Tiny Secret-Message Holders (2:26)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Hateful Whale That Haunted Melville
The Hateful Whale That Haunted Melville (3:33)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Deadly Explosives Inspired the Nobel Peace Prize
How Deadly Explosives Inspired the Nobel Peace Prize (3:54)
Preview thumbnail for video'An Egyptian Arms Race
An Egyptian Arms Race (4:20)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Contacting the Dead Became a Family Game
How Contacting the Dead Became a Family Game (3:55)
Preview thumbnail for video'How a Single Asteroid Wiped Dinosaurs Off This Planet
How a Single Asteroid Wiped Dinosaurs Off This Planet (1:14)