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Preview thumbnail for video'How a Commoner Became the De Facto Ruler of Jamestown
How a Commoner Became the De Facto Ruler of Jamestown (3:34)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why the Titanic Was Seen as a Symbol of Luxury
Why the Titanic Was Seen as a Symbol of Luxury (1:46)
Preview thumbnail for video'These Atomic Bomb Tests Used U.S. Troops as Guinea Pigs
These Atomic Bomb Tests Used U.S. Troops as Guinea Pigs (3:29)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Plague Doctors Wore Strange Masks
Why Plague Doctors Wore Strange Masks (3:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Roman Soldiers Were Pretty Scared of Britain
Why Roman Soldiers Were Pretty Scared of Britain (3:39)
Preview thumbnail for video'People Believe in Witchcraft in This Corner of England
People Believe in Witchcraft in This Corner of England (3:31)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Design of the Lunar Rover Was Mostly Guesswork
The Design of the Lunar Rover Was Mostly Guesswork (2:37)
Preview thumbnail for video'Was Ice Cream First Served in Britain in 1671?
Was Ice Cream First Served in Britain in 1671? (2:23)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Interest in Space Travel Waned After Apollo 11
Why Interest in Space Travel Waned After Apollo 11 (2:48)
Preview thumbnail for video'Capturing a Photograph of an Atomic Bomb Blast
Capturing a Photograph of an Atomic Bomb Blast (2:54)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Riskiest Maneuver in the History of the Space Program
The Riskiest Maneuver in the History of the Space Program (3:51)
Preview thumbnail for video'Was Ethel Rosenberg Wrongly Convicted as a Russian Spy?
Was Ethel Rosenberg Wrongly Convicted as a Russian Spy? (3:10)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Prohibition Was Set Up to Fail Right From the Start
Why Prohibition Was Set Up to Fail Right From the Start (1:55)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Man Became the First Openly Gay Bishop in America
This Man Became the First Openly Gay Bishop in America (4:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Unpleasant Royal Job Came With a Fancy Title
This Unpleasant Royal Job Came With a Fancy Title (1:59)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Trains Gave Americans a Path to National Parks
How Trains Gave Americans a Path to National Parks (1:33)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did This Beloved Queen of Britain Use Drugs?
Did This Beloved Queen of Britain Use Drugs? (2:12)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Wales Is the Place to See Amazing Roman Forts
Why Wales Is the Place to See Amazing Roman Forts (1:49)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Horse Was the Gold Standard for Roman Chariot Racers
This Horse Was the Gold Standard for Roman Chariot Racers (2:43)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Was This Valley of the Kings Tomb Undecorated?
Why Was This Valley of the Kings Tomb Undecorated? (2:37)
Preview thumbnail for video'Rebuilding an Ancient Egyptian Statue Is a Huge Challenge
Rebuilding an Ancient Egyptian Statue Is a Huge Challenge (4:00)
Preview thumbnail for video'Benedict Arnold and the Plot to Capture West Point
Benedict Arnold and the Plot to Capture West Point (4:26)
Preview thumbnail for video'General Pulaski Didn't Let His Small Stature Hold Him Back
General Pulaski Didn't Let His Small Stature Hold Him Back (2:02)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Alabama Became Home to 'Rocket City'
How Alabama Became Home to 'Rocket City' (2:35)
Preview thumbnail for video'How the CIA Turned the Tables on Soviet Industrial Espionage
How the CIA Turned the Tables on Soviet Industrial Espionage (4:15)
Preview thumbnail for video'Were the Letters Ordering the Assassination of Jefferson Davis Real?
Were the Letters Ordering the Assassination of Jefferson Davis Real? (3:27)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why the 1918 Spanish Flu Probably Didn't Originate in Spain
Why the 1918 Spanish Flu Probably Didn't Originate in Spain (4:06)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Vicious KKK Attack Against Nat King Cole
The Vicious KKK Attack Against Nat King Cole (2:26)
Preview thumbnail for video'How This Mayan Legend Inspired a Deadly Ballgame
How This Mayan Legend Inspired a Deadly Ballgame (3:13)
Preview thumbnail for video'Does Castell Dinas Bran Have an Arthurian Castle Resting Beneath?
Does Castell Dinas Bran Have an Arthurian Castle Resting Beneath? (3:06)