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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 a Single Asteroid Wiped Dinosaurs Off This Planet
How a Single Asteroid Wiped Dinosaurs Off This Planet (1:14)
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'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 Don’t People Smile in Old Photographs?
Ask Smithsonian: Why Don’t People Smile in Old Photographs? (1:12)
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'Was King Tut's Tomb Built for a Woman?
Was King Tut's Tomb Built for a Woman? (3:40)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Babe Ruth Was the Ultimate Symbol of the Roaring '20s
Why Babe Ruth Was the Ultimate Symbol of the Roaring '20s (3:44)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Original Country Music
The Original Country Music (4:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'Rare Find: The $30,000 Sword George Custer Used in Battle
Rare Find: The $30,000 Sword George Custer Used in Battle (1:38)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Incredible History of Sunken Ships in San Francisco
The Incredible History of Sunken Ships in San Francisco (1:18)