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Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.
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Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.

“This is a Bob Ross painting.” “Bob Ross —” Narrator: — is one of the most iconic American painters of the 20th century. He’s best known for his perm, personality and landscape paintings. The problem is, no one knows where

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Henrietta Snype | SC African American History Calendar
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Henrietta Snype | SC African American History Calendar

The South Carolina Department of Education in partnership with ETV presents the South Carolina African American History Calendar Henrietta Snype indubitably represents the title of artist. Snype from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is a master sweetgrass basket weaver, whose work

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Two centuries of American innovation and 10 million patents
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Two centuries of American innovation and 10 million patents

I’m Arthur Daemmrich, director of the Lemelson Center for the study of invention and innovation. It’s my great honor and joy to welcome you to today’s program. We’re housed here in the innovation wing. This opened in 2015 as a

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The Riskiest Maneuver in the History of the Space Program
This Canadian Train Brings in a Record Number of Tourists
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This Canadian Train Brings in a Record Number of Tourists

[UPBEAT MUSIC] HOST: Canada’s Rockies, an adventure hot spot for more than 9 million tourists every year. Today I’m joining more than 500 of them. Only we’re not braving the wilds in hiking boots, we’re gliding into the mountains aboard

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The Stinky Reputation of 17th Century Versailles
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The Stinky Reputation of 17th Century Versailles

We’ve heard a lot about the opulence of Versailles, with all its splendid pomp and ceremony. But it did have a less grand side. Let’s not forget that, on occasion, many hundreds of people could be crowded into the palace.

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FOSSIL FISH at SMITHSONIAN Natural History Museum
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FOSSIL FISH at SMITHSONIAN Natural History Museum

I can’t explain it! Ever since I was a kid I’ve always been taken by fossils. Just enamored by them. I don’t know what it is. A connection to the past? Something really cool that’s kind of a remnant of

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The Terrifying Giant Scorpion That Roamed Prehistoric Oceans
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The Terrifying Giant Scorpion That Roamed Prehistoric Oceans

[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: This giant aquatic scorpion, almost three feet long, was one of the first predators ever to emerge on planet Earth. The primeval oceans teemed with many different species of scorpion-like creatures. The largest sea scorpions, or eurypterids,

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