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6 of the Most Magical Christmas Markets Around the World – My Modern Met

Since 1441, Tallinn, Estonia, has adorned its Town Hall Square with a decorated tree. This makes it the first place in Europe to set up a Christmas tree—and the perfect place to have a Christmas market! While the Christmas tree … Continue reading

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How the jump rope got its rhythm | Small Thing Big Idea, a TED series

“Down down, baby, down down the roller coaster…” Hip-hop owes a lot of the queens of double dutch. Ethnomusicologist Kyra Gaunt takes us on a tour of the fascinating history of the jump rope.

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Why was Pink for Boys and Blue for Girls?

Pink for Boys and Blue for Girls might seem strange to modern eyes and sensibilities, but up until the 1940’s a lot of people thought pink was the more masculine color and blue was clearly more feminine. So how did … Continue reading

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Part 13: Food: What Did Peasants Eat in Medieval Times?

Jason begins a journey through the social strata of the medieval age by taking a look at the kinds of food the knight might have experienced in his travels. He’s joined by food historian Chris Carr, who first demonstrates some … Continue reading

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Operation Jane Walk

OPERATION JANE WALK Robin Klengel & Leonhard Müllner Winner of the Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA). leonhardmuellner.at/operation-janewalk/ A city tour through the architecture of an Online Shooter Operation Jane Walk is based on … Continue reading

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I Live Alone in an Island Paradise

In 1989, Mauro Morandi’s boat docked on Budelli Island off the northern coast of Sardinia, Italy. Discovering that the island’s caretaker was retiring within the next two days, Mauro decided to extend his stay indefinitely and step into the role … Continue reading

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The fascinating history of cemeteries – Keith Eggener

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The beneficial bacteria that make delicious food – Erez Garty

Where does bread get its fluffiness? Swiss cheese its holes? And what makes vinegar so sour? These foods may taste completely different, but all of these phenomena come from microorganisms chowing down on sugar and belching up some culinary byproducts. … Continue reading

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Why We Dunk Cookies in Milk

Like Romeo & Juliet or Batman & Robin, milk & cookies is a pairing that’s just meant to be. But what makes dunking cookies in milk so satisfying? To find the answer, we turned to science. Scientist, chemistry professor and … Continue reading

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