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A Virtual Tour of Ancient Rome

“It was the biggest city in the Western world, until 19th Century London” says Dr. Bernard Frischer in this virtual video tour of Rome in 320 AD. That year can be considered “the peak of Rome’s development” under the reign of Constantine the Great, shortly before he moved his capital to Byzantium, precipitating the division into Eastern and Western empires, and later […]

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Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989. Photo: Wikipedia

The Cold War In 9 Minutes [Video]

With this week marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall a lot of people are probably a bit curious about the Cold War. So here’s a crash course: [youtube]http://youtu.be/wVqziNV7dGY[/youtube] The video is the latest from Irish actor and artist John Ruddy.

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Video thumbnail for youtube video Entire British Pathé Archive of 85,000 films is now on YouTube

Entire British Pathé Archive of 85,000 films is now on YouTube

The British Pathé Archive, an extraordinary visual record of the 20th century, is now available in its entirety on YouTube.  Spanning the period 1896 to 1976, the collection totals 85,000 films which were produced as short news programmes to be shown in cinemas. The collection includes coverage of major historical events, as well as sport, fashion, culture, travel and […]

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Obama On Reddit – WOW!

President Barack Obama, the President of the United States, is currently taking questions over on Reddit. You’ll have to excuse me if I don’t react to this with a simple “wow”. There. I’ve reacted. TheNextWeb has the lowdown on what he’s doing. For a politician to go onto a site like Reddit is one thing […]

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Tesla vs Edison

Earlier this week The Oatmeal published a very amusing and quite educational comic about Nikola Tesla (Никола Тесла) and also made quite a scathing attack on Edison. You can read the comic here. Tesla was obviously a genius and was behind a lot of the technology we use today, including the AC electricity that powers […]

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