The story behind Japanese Bitterling fish that determined pregnancy – Series 2 Episode 4

Welcome to another Stories From The Stores We’re joined today by curator Sarah Bond and she’s told me that both these objects were used to detect pregnancy in the last hundred years. Sarah, how is this true? Both of them are used to detect a hormone in pregnant woman’s urine called HCG. Scientists first discovered […]

The Birth of Hermes and How He Stole the Cattle of Apollo – Greek Mythology

See U in History The birth of Hermes Hermes was born of the union of Zeus and Maia. His mother was one of the Pleiades, daughters of the Titan Atlas. When this god was still a baby, his mother kept him concealed inside a cave, sleeping under the care of Hypnos. However, noticing that his guardian […]

The History of Cutting – The Birth of Cinema and Continuity Editing

[Class Assembling] This FilmmakerIQ lesson is sponsored by Blackmagic Design, creating the world’s highest quality solutions for feature film production post production and television broadcast industries. Hi – John Hess from Filmmaker IQ.com and today we’ll look at the birth of Film Editing the origins of the cinematic language and the beginning of continuity editing. […]

Discover the Birth of Halloween as We Know It – Drunk History

Hello. I’m Tess Lynch, and tonight we’re going to learn about the mother of Halloween. [dark chuckle] Mrs. Elizabeth Krebs. [cackles] [gulps] [continues cackling] Freaking me out. You’re freaking me out. Wow.In the early decades of the 20th century,Halloween was celebrated in a far different way.This was 1912 in Hiawatha, Kansas,and groups of kids would […]

George Dyson: The birth of the computer

Last year, I told you the story, in seven minutes, of Project Orion, which was this very implausible technology that technically could have worked, but it had this one-year political window where it could have happened. So it didn’t happen. It was a dream that did not happen. This year I’m going to tell you […]

How banning the African drum gave birth to American music | Chris Johnson | TEDxHudson

Translator: Tijana Mihajlović Reviewer: Denise RQ When I was in graduate school working on the doctorate, I eventually reached the point where you have to decide on a topic for the dissertation. The dissertation, or thesis, or book has to be original and it has to make a contribution to the field, in my case, […]

How the Assassination of McKinley Gave Birth to the Secret Service | History

The Birth of the Church, Part 1 (Acts 2:1-3)

How wonderful to be together tonight, if only everyone understood how important this particular portion of Scripture is. We don’t pass this way very often. That is through the beginning of the second chapter of Book of Acts. Only once in the last 45 years have we gone through these verses, and here we are […]

The Real-Life Drama Behind the Birth of Mickey Mouse (feat. Tony Hale) – Drunk History

– HELLO, TODAY WE’RE TALKING ABOUT UB IWERKS, THE CREATOR OF MICKEY MOUSE. SO OUR STORY STARTS IN 1919 IN KANSAS CITY, USA. WALT DISNEY WAS A DRAFTSMAN. UB IWERKS WAS AN ANIMATOR. UB GOES, HEY WALT, WHAT IF WE WERE TO PUT A LIVE ACTION PERSON INTO AN ANIMATED FRAME? YES, THAT’S IT. THEY […]