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Video of the Day – 12/23/16 (The Story of Festivus)

Daily Video — “The Story of Festivus

“It’s a Festivus for the rest of us!!” — A fun look at this alternative holiday that we celebrate today.  Please feel free to air your grievances and I’m getting ready for those feats of strength.

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Posted by on December 23, 2016 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 11/29/16 (The Simple Solution to Traffic)

Daily Video — “The Simple Solution to Traffic”

Today’s video comes from CGP Grey and finishes our traffic and car theme for today. It helps walk through some of the most common traffic related problems and why we can sometimes experience backups that appear out of nowhere!  If you’ve ever driven (or will drive!) you’ll have to deal with traffic sooner or later.  Maybe knowing why it pops up can make it a little easier to deal with?  …no, I didn’t really buy that either.

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Posted by on November 29, 2016 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 11/23/16 (Bet You Didn’t Know: Thanksgiving)

Daily Video — “Bet You Didn’t Know: Thanksgiving”

From the History Channel YouTube Channel “Bet You Didn’t Know” is a nice little snapshot of facts and figures about different events.  This installment gives a nice, quick little history and some trivia about the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Posted by on November 23, 2016 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 11/22/15 (Disease in History)

Daily Video — “Disease!”

From the Crash Course YouTube Channel today’s video looks at the role communicable diseases have played in history. From how they were dealt with and treated (or not) to the role they have played in shaping major events, these little bugs are more powerful than you can imagine!

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Posted by on November 23, 2015 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 11/20/15 (Civil War Veterans Demonstrating the Rebel Yell, 1930s)

Daily Video — “The Rebel Yell” (1930s)

“It was the ugliest sound that any mortal ever heard—even a mortal exhausted and unnerved by two days of hard fighting, without sleep, without rest, without food and without hope.” – Ambrose Bierce,  “A Little of Chickamauga” (1898)

Today’s video comes from a rare film in the Library of Congress, and presented on YouTube by Smithsonian Magazine where Confederate veterans demonstrate the “Rebel Yell”, the ear piercing scream(?)/shriek(?) that they could make whilst charging Union lines in the Civil War.  It is a sound unique to the Confederate soldier, never heard before or since.  Thanks to OpenCulture for the information and links.

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Posted by on November 20, 2015 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 11/19/15 (The Pentagon Papers)

Daily Video — “The Pentagon Papers”

From the Newseum YouTube Channel: “On June 13, 1971, The New York Times began publishing stories based on the Pentagon Papers, a classified document about the controversial Vietnam War that had been leaked to the Times by Daniel Ellsberg, a military analyst.” A nice, concise history of these documents, what they contained, and some of the controversy surrounding their release.  Many compare Ellsberg’s 1971 leak to those of Edward Snowden in the past few years.

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Posted by on November 19, 2015 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 11/18/15 (Steamboat Willie, 1928)

Daily Video — “Steamboat Willie, 1928”

Happy 87th Birthday MICKEY MOUSE!  On this date in 1928, according to the Disney WikiSteamboat Willie, the first cartoon starring the famous mouse, and arguable, the first cartoon ever with synchronized sound, was released. From these humble beginnings, an entertainment empire was born.  As Walt always said, “”I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”

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Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Daily Video

 

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