Videos | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/video-2/RSS feed for VideosenWed, 18 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000The $5 Million Dollar Ferrarihttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/the-5-million-dollar-ferrari/Years of wheeling and dealing collectible cars have taught Robert M. Lee that it never hurts to askWed, 18 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000These Are the Three Main Categories of Bloodstain Patternshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/these-are-the-three-main-categories-of-blood/Bloodstain pattern analysis is used in murder investigations - analysts draw on chemistry, mathematics and physics to determine the area of originTue, 17 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Battle of Fort McHenry through Francis Scott Key's Eyeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-battle-of-fort-mchenry-through-francis-s/When the British army held Francis Scott Key captive aboard one of their warships during the Battle of Baltimore, his stay inspired enemy's patriotic songMon, 16 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000Evel Knievel's Famous Snake River Canyon Jumphttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/evel-knievels-famous-snake-river-canyon-jump_1/On September 8th, 1974, famous daredevil Evel Knievel climbed into a steam-powered rocket and attempted to blast across Idaho's Snake River CanyonFri, 13 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Is Why France Invaded Mexicohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-is-why-france-invaded-mexico/Mexico refused to pay back the sizable debt it owed to countries like France. It was a decision that would prompt France to launch a full-scale invasionThu, 12 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Unlikely Animal That Built Australia's Ghan Railwayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-unlikely-animal-that-built-australias-g/In the 1860s, the Australian Outback was the scene of major railroad expansion. At the heart of it was an unusual animal helping haul people and cargoMon, 09 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000How This Ship Handles Seas Loaded With Icebergshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/how-this-ship-handles-seas-loaded-with-icebergs/The Ocean Endeavour is sailing toward a famous glacier near the Arctic town of Ilulissat. It's a route packed with dangerous icebergsFri, 06 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Is How You Stop an Old Train Tunnel from Floodinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-is-how-you-stop-an-old-train-tunnel-fro/The Albula Tunnel, the second longest on the Glacier Express line that cuts through the Swiss Alps, was opened in 1903Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000What Makes This Canadian Train So Special?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/1004949_1_3451906_eps01_models_yt_pl/The Canadian passenger train has a unique streamlined design that goes back to the 1930s. It’s a rare aesthetic, perfectly captured by this fanThu, 28 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000A Cruise Ship Chef Hunts for Big Fish. Will He Succeed?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/1004949_1_3451908_eps01_electricity_yt_pl/As luxury liner Europa 2 docks into port, its chef de cuisine has a major challenge ahead: prepare lunch for his very discerning clienteleWed, 27 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Japanese High-Speed Trains Handle Earthquakeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/1004949_1_3451907_eps01_shinkansen_yt_pl/Imagine being on a Japanese high-speed train when an earthquake hits. This is a scenario that the Tokaido Shinkansen railway team has been planning forTue, 26 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000How Do You Dock a Ship Into a Port That's 200 Feet Short?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/1003687_2_3451006_eps01_vikingsea_yt_pl/The Viking Sea is docking into the Scottish port of Lerwick. It's a major challenge considering the port is over 200 feet shorter than the shipMon, 25 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Train Hauls Fish Up a Mountain for a Livinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/innovation/1003687_2_3451005_eps01-europa2_chef_yt/The path of the North Rail Express from Norway to Sweden is a challenging one: starting at sea level, the train will have to climb 25 miles upFri, 22 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000Why This 1969 Royal Family Documentary Was Pulled Off Airhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-this-1969-royal-family-documentary-was-p/In total, the Queen Mother was a widow for 50 years of her life. During that time, she became known for two things: extravagance and an unpaid tabThu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000A Honey Badger Barrels Through a Sharp Thorn Tree for Lunchhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/a-honey-badger-barrels-through-a-sharp-thorn/A rock rat is hiding from his predator, a honey badger, in the midst of a Namibian sweet thorn tree. But he doesn't count on his opponent's determinationWed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000A Young Princess Elizabeth's First Radio Broadcasthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-young-princess-elizabeths-first-radio-bro/In 1940, Princess Elizabeth was tasked with an important job by prime minister Winston Churchill: to give a morale-boosting radio speech to her subjectsTue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000How This Prankster Crashed Prince William's 21st Birthdayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-this-prankster-crashed-prince-williams/The Prince of Wales' 21st birthday party was held in the royal venue of Windsor Castle. Despite the security measures, an uninvited man was able to get inMon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Devastating Fire That Left Windsor Castle in Shambleshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-devastating-fire-that-left-windsor-castl/Windsor Castle, the scene of a disastrous fire in 1992, was badly in need of restoration. One problem: The bill was likely to be in the millionsFri, 15 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000Did Nazis Hide Loot Beneath This Giant Polish Castle?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/did-nazis-hide-loot-beneath-this-giant-polis/Ksiaz Castle in southern Poland sits atop a remarkable complex of underground tunnels built by the Nazis in 1944Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Daring Stunt That Put Bungee Jumping on the Maphttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-daring-stunt-that-put-bungee-jumping-on/In 1987, two adventurers from New Zealand made a daring--and illegal--televised bungee jump off the Eiffel Tower in Paris.Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000Here's How You Can Fly One of Peter Jackson's WWI Planeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/heres-how-you-can-fly-one-of-peter-jackson/Director Peter Jackson has a fantastic collection of 70 WWI planes. But host Phil Keoghan isn't just interested in seeing them--he wants to fly oneTue, 12 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Honey Badger Endures Bee Stings for His Favorite Treathttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/this-honey-badger-endures-bee-stings-for-his/Grit the honey badger is on a mission to taste honey for the first time. To do so, he must break into a hive and withstand the fury of a bee hordeMon, 11 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000How NYC Women Stayed Safe from the Son of Sam Killerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-nyc-women-stayed-safe-from-the-son-of-sa/In 1977, one reporter took to the streets to ask them about the steps they’d taken to protect themselvesFri, 08 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Moon Landing Was the Television Event of the Decadehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/the-moon-landing-was-the-television-event-of_1/On June 16, 1969, Americans filled highways, streets and homes to witness the launch of a rocket from the Kennedy Space Center: the legendary Apollo 11Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000The Moment Lincoln Realized the Military Power of Railroadshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-moment-lincoln-realized-the-military-pow/Following victory for the South in the battle of Bull Run, President Lincoln reached an inescapable conclusionWed, 06 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000How JFK's Clever TV Strategies Helped Him Win the Electionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-jfks-clever-tv-strategies-helped-him-wi/Seventy million people tuned in to watch America's first televised presidential debate in 1960. They were met with a well-prepared, well-dressed JFKMon, 04 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000Eleanor Roosevelt's Surprising Connection to a Dire Townhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/eleanor-roosevelts-surprising-connection-to/When first lady Eleanor Roosevelt first visited the mining town of Scotts Run, she was stunned by the poverty she encounteredFri, 01 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Minor Parking Violation Revealed the Son of Sam Killerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-minor-parking-violation-revealed-the-so/The tip that led to the arrest of the Son of Sam killer came in unusual circumstances: a Brooklyn woman saw him near his car, which was parked illegallyThu, 31 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Man Is the Father of Modern American Suburbiahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-man-is-the-father-of-modern-american-su/By 1951, two thirds of Americans lived in urban areas. Enter William Levitt, who would utilize construction techniques he learned to build affordable homesWed, 30 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Man Betrayed Nazis by Stealing Looted Jewish Valuableshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-man-betrayed-nazis-by-stealing-looted-jewish/In April 1944, the Nazis began to systematically terrorize the Jews living in Hungary. Shortly afterwards, they forced them to hand over their valuablesTue, 29 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000This Cleveland DJ Popularized Rock 'n' Rollhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/this-cleveland-dj-popularized-rock-n-roll/Dancing – and dancing shows – became a teenage craze in the 1950s, spurred by figures like Cleveland DJ, Alan FreedMon, 28 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000How 9/11 Altered Laura Bush's Role as First Ladyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-911-altered-laura-bushs-role-as-first-_1/Six days after 9/11, first lady Laura Bush spoke at Shanksville, Pennsylvania, at the memorial for the victims of Flight 93Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Why Hillary Clinton Delivered Her Risky 1995 Beijing Speechhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-hillary-clinton-delivered-her-risky-1995/In 1995, Hillary Clinton was scheduled to deliver a speech at the United Nation's Fourth World Conference on Women in BeijingThu, 24 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Here's What Happens When the Queen Throws a Giant Banquethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/heres-what-happens-when-the-queen-throws-a/As Britain emerged victorious from the Falklands War, it turned its attention to repairing relations with one of its most important allies: the U.S.Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Warning: Here's a King Cobra Swallowing Another Snake Wholehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/warning-heres-a-king-cobra-swallowing-anot/Raja the King Cobra is about to eat. He’s sunk his teeth into an ambushed rat snake, shot a dose of neurotoxin into it, and is now about to swallow itTue, 22 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000Watch Two King Cobras Romance Each Otherhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/watch-two-king-cobras-romance-each-other/King cobra mating techniques aren’t subtle. To indicate his interest, the male will engage in frequent headbutting with the femaleMon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000