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Preview thumbnail for video'A Demonstration of Perfect Samurai Swordsmanship
A Demonstration of Perfect Samurai Swordsmanship (1:52)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Breathtakingly Beautiful Town of Carmel, California
The Breathtakingly Beautiful Town of Carmel, California (1:51)
Preview thumbnail for video'Listen to This Endangered Song
Listen to This Endangered Song (4:58)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Do Subliminal Messages Work?
Ask Smithsonian: Do Subliminal Messages Work? (1:00)
Preview thumbnail for video'What's it Like to BASE Jump From the World's Tallest Building?
What's it Like to BASE Jump From the World's Tallest Building? (1:43)
Preview thumbnail for video'2014 Smithsonian In Motion Video Contest Editor's Pick - Bipolar
2014 Smithsonian In Motion Video Contest Editor's Pick - Bipolar (1:01)
Preview thumbnail for video'See D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms in Less Than a Minute
See D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms in Less Than a Minute (1:00)
Preview thumbnail for video'SmartNews: Is Beatboxing Safer Than Singing?
SmartNews: Is Beatboxing Safer Than Singing? (1:06)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Did Michelangelo Complete the Sistine Chapel in Such a Short Time?
How Did Michelangelo Complete the Sistine Chapel in Such a Short Time? (2:03)
Preview thumbnail for video'Rare Footage of Duke Ellington Playing Baseball
Rare Footage of Duke Ellington Playing Baseball (0:56)
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"Die Hard" Explained: Could John McClane Really Shoot Through His Own Shoulder? (3:10)
Preview thumbnail for video'Is This Scene from Die Hard Really Possible?
Is This Scene from Die Hard Really Possible? (2:19)
Preview thumbnail for video'Hacking a Popular Social Networking Site
Hacking a Popular Social Networking Site (2:11)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Cyber Crimes You Never Hear About
The Cyber Crimes You Never Hear About (3:31)
Preview thumbnail for video'15 Minutes of Wet Clay Has Never Been More Hypnotic
15 Minutes of Wet Clay Has Never Been More Hypnotic (15:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'Oliver Stone on the Vietnam War
Oliver Stone on the Vietnam War (2:46)
Preview thumbnail for video'Could You Survive Three M16 Bullets to the Chest?
Could You Survive Three M16 Bullets to the Chest? (3:42)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Shocking Way the Cast of 'Platoon' Trained for the Film
The Shocking Way the Cast of 'Platoon' Trained for the Film (2:06)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Real Ambush That Inspired a Scene from Platoon
The Real Ambush That Inspired a Scene from Platoon (2:42)
Preview thumbnail for video'How an L.A. Cop Wrote Megahit 'Star Trek'
How an L.A. Cop Wrote Megahit 'Star Trek' (2:34)
Preview thumbnail for video'Physicists Try to Make Star Trek's Warp Drive a Reality
Physicists Try to Make Star Trek's Warp Drive a Reality (3:20)
Preview thumbnail for video'Sedona, Arizona's Mysterious Energy Field
Sedona, Arizona's Mysterious Energy Field (1:56)
Preview thumbnail for video'Music of Central Asia Vol. 10: Borderlands: Wu Man and Master Musicians From the Silk Route
Music of Central Asia Vol. 10: Borderlands: Wu Man and Master Musicians From the Silk Route (5:27)
Preview thumbnail for video'The History of English in 10 Minutes
The History of English in 10 Minutes (11:34)
Preview thumbnail for video'Dancing Ice Crystals
Dancing Ice Crystals (3:12)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Only Footage of Mark Twain in Existence
The Only Footage of Mark Twain in Existence (1:47)
Preview thumbnail for video'Los Texmaniacs Perform
Los Texmaniacs Perform "Por Una Mujer Casada" (3:12)
Preview thumbnail for video'SmartNews: Maya Beheadings
SmartNews: Maya Beheadings (0:50)
Preview thumbnail for video'SmartNews: Medical Photos As Modern Art
SmartNews: Medical Photos As Modern Art (0:54)
Preview thumbnail for video'SmartNews: Golden Treasure
SmartNews: Golden Treasure (0:50)