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Preview thumbnail for video'The $10 Million Race to Invent Star Trek's Tricorder
The $10 Million Race to Invent Star Trek's Tricorder (4:15)
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'Why Churchill Approved a Risky Mission on a Nazi Stronghold
Why Churchill Approved a Risky Mission on a Nazi Stronghold (3:22)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Was King Tut's Tomb Prepared in Such a Rush?
Why Was King Tut's Tomb Prepared in Such a Rush? (3:31)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Queen Elizabeth II's Marriage Was Met With Suspicion
Why Queen Elizabeth II's Marriage Was Met With Suspicion (1:57)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Typos on This Dead Sea Scroll Don't Mean It's Fake
The Typos on This Dead Sea Scroll Don't Mean It's Fake (2:26)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Porsche Is Revisiting the Hybrid Car It Also Invented
Why Porsche Is Revisiting the Hybrid Car It Also Invented (2:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'Do We Finally Know How the Holy Grail Disappeared?
Do We Finally Know How the Holy Grail Disappeared? (2:45)
Preview thumbnail for video'How the British Cleverly Diverted Nazi Missiles
How the British Cleverly Diverted Nazi Missiles (2:13)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Only Live News Report from the Attack on Pearl Harbor
The Only Live News Report from the Attack on Pearl Harbor (2:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'Space Archaeologist Sarah Parcak Uses Satellites to Uncover Ancient Egyptian Ruins
Space Archaeologist Sarah Parcak Uses Satellites to Uncover Ancient Egyptian Ruins (1:20)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why the U.S. Army Guarded the 23 Remaining American Buffalo
Why the U.S. Army Guarded the 23 Remaining American Buffalo (2:40)
Preview thumbnail for video'How the Knights Templar Came to Be
How the Knights Templar Came to Be (1:50)
Preview thumbnail for video'Was This Hidden Tunnel Used by the Knights Templar?
Was This Hidden Tunnel Used by the Knights Templar? (1:18)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Queen Elizabeth II Decided to Televise Her Coronation
Why Queen Elizabeth II Decided to Televise Her Coronation (2:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'How a Fire Opened Buckingham Palace Up to the Public
How a Fire Opened Buckingham Palace Up to the Public (2:29)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why the Templar Secret Rituals Were So Controversial
Why the Templar Secret Rituals Were So Controversial (2:07)
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)