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Napoleon Bonaparte: Crash Course European History #22
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Napoleon Bonaparte: Crash Course European History #22

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So, the word revolution is a funny one, because it literally means a full turn of 360 degrees. Like, you end a revolution where you started out. But in

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The Real Origins of 20 Scary Stories
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The Real Origins of 20 Scary Stories

Did you know that Andrew Jackson supposedly investigated a ghost witch? Hi I’m Erin McCarthy, editor-in-chief of MentalFloss.com. Ten years before he became president Jackson heard a story that had spread from the town of Adams, Tennessee where the ghost

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‘Living Fossils’ Aren’t Really a Thing
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‘Living Fossils’ Aren’t Really a Thing

Thanks to Curiosity Stream for supporting PBS Digital Studios Crocodiles. Horseshoe crabs. And of course … tuatara! They’re all animals that have persisted for millions of years, said to have gone unchanged since the days of the dinosaurs. So, like,

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The Island of Huge Hamsters and Giant Owls
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The Island of Huge Hamsters and Giant Owls

Greek and Roman mythology is full of stories about exotic islands that were home to weird and fearsome monsters — like one-eyed ogres, seductive sirens, and man-eating giants. And I’m here to tell you: Back in the late Miocene epoch,

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The French Revolution: Crash Course European History #21
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The French Revolution: Crash Course European History #21

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. It’s 1789 and Europe has been through an endless number of wars. Territory has changed hands, hundreds of thousands of people have died, and crop yields have been bad

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When Whales Walked
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When Whales Walked

This episode is supported by The Great Courses Plus. We know whales as graceful giants. Some are powerful hunters. Some are gentle filter feeders. But no matter what they eat or how they live, whales — as we know them

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How Sloths Went From the Seas to the Trees
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How Sloths Went From the Seas to the Trees

8 million years ago, off the coast of Peru, a large mammal used its powerful claws to pull itself along the ocean floor, holding fast against the waves as it foraged for seagrass. 5 million years ago, a similar creature

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How the Squid Lost Its Shell
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How the Squid Lost Its Shell

500 million years ago, back in the Cambrian Period, a pioneering little mollusk floated up off the ocean floor. It had developed a way to use its defensive shell for a whole new purpose — buoyancy. It turned out that

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The Rise and Fall of the Bone-Crushing Dogs
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The Rise and Fall of the Bone-Crushing Dogs

Thanks to WIX for supporting PBS Digital Studios In its day, it was quite literally top dog. By some estimates, it could grow as big as a brown bear. And with its powerful jaws and stout teeth, it was not

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