Category Archives: History

What does a 1920s BIRTHDAY CAKE taste like?

I make myself a chocolate birthday cake using a 100 year old recipe, and I explore the history of birthday cake and why we put candles on them. Help Support the Channel with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tastinghistory Follow Tasting History with Max … Continue reading

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Freedom House Ambulance Service – 99% Invisible

Back in the 1960s and 70s, in the city of Pittsburgh, there was a nickname for guys like John Moon –The Unemployables. This nickname meant that you simply could not get hired, no matter where you went for a job. … Continue reading

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How Hard Times Create A Better World | Answers With Joe

2020 has been a pretty terrible year. We’re all feeling the stress. But when you look back through the hard times in history, you find plenty of reasons to be hopeful. Here we look at tragic moments in history and … Continue reading

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The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade — which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas — stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard … Continue reading

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Banksy proposes reinstating Colston statue as part of memorial to slavery | Dezeen

Tom Ravenscroft | 11 June 2020 18 comments Graffiti artist Banksy has created a sketch for a slavery memorial in Bristol that would incorporate slave-trader Edward Colston and the protesters who tore his statue down. Banksy, whose identity is unknown … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Ways The Victorians Caused Their Own Deaths | Absolute History

Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home: In a genuine horror story, Suzannah Lipscomb reveals the lethal products, gadgets and conveniences that lurked in every room of the Victorian home and shows how they were unmasked.

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The death of George Floyd: will anything change?

Protests have erupted across the US after a video showed George Floyd, a 46-year old African American man, being arrested in Minneapolis on 25 May and a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, continuing to kneel on his neck even after … Continue reading

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Nonnie, the 107-Year-Old Viral-Star Grandma, Has Some Advice for You | New York Magazine

You may know Louise “Nonnie” Bonito as the grandma from a 2015 viral video, where she rockets her dentures out of her mouth while blowing out the candles on her 102nd birthday cake. Now 107 years old, Nonnie is living … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Excavate a Stunning Roman Mosaic That’s Untarnished From an Italian Vineyard

Archaeologists made an extraordinary discovery this week when they uncovered a pristine mosaic that’s been hidden underneath feet of soil since the 3rd century. Situated in a private vineyard in the town of Negrar di Valpolicella, the tile flooring is … Continue reading

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Eventually, Everyone We Know Now Won’t Be Known By Anyone

A short fictional ‘thought experiment.’ Nearly 2,000 years in the future, a young brother and sister come across an ancient laptop from the early 2000s. On it, they observe the works and happenings of obscured individuals who came before them.

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