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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'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)
Preview thumbnail for video'Lou Gehrig's Toughest Day in Yankee Stadium
Lou Gehrig's Toughest Day in Yankee Stadium (4:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Pauline de Rothschild Had the Best Taste
Why Pauline de Rothschild Had the Best Taste (3:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'Hank Aaron's Boundary-Shattering 715th Home Run
Hank Aaron's Boundary-Shattering 715th Home Run (3:55)
Preview thumbnail for video'Russia Gave Us a Discount on Alaska
Russia Gave Us a Discount on Alaska (3:24)
Preview thumbnail for video'Meet the First Self-Made Female Millionaire
Meet the First Self-Made Female Millionaire (4:36)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Extravagant Plot to Make Grace Kelly a Princess
The Extravagant Plot to Make Grace Kelly a Princess (4:07)
Preview thumbnail for video'These Are Home Movies From Hitler's Vacations
These Are Home Movies From Hitler's Vacations (3:30)
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'Why Jack the Ripper's Identity May Soon Be Proven
Why Jack the Ripper's Identity May Soon Be Proven (3:21)
Preview thumbnail for video'Women Were Some of the Fiercest Samurai Warriors Ever
Women Were Some of the Fiercest Samurai Warriors Ever (3:22)
Preview thumbnail for video'What the Completed Great Pyramid Would Have Looked Like
What the Completed Great Pyramid Would Have Looked Like (2:54)
Preview thumbnail for video'In Wisconsin, Evidence of Human Sacrifice
In Wisconsin, Evidence of Human Sacrifice (2:26)
Preview thumbnail for video'Virgins of the Sun and the Incan Human Sacrifice
Virgins of the Sun and the Incan Human Sacrifice (4:38)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why You Can Thank Arthritis for the Photocopier
Why You Can Thank Arthritis for the Photocopier (3:50)