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  • 10:28 When Hobbits Were Real

    When Hobbits Were Real

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    Thanks to Raycon wireless earphones for supporting PBS. Go to http://buyraycon.com/eons to learn more.Subscribe to Sound Field: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvMLMyKPomE6kTTL9Kv8IwwIts discoverers named it Homo floresiensis, but its often called the ho

  • 04:07 The Greek myth of Talos, the first robot - Adrienne Mayor

    The Greek myth of Talos, the first robot - Adrienne Mayor

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    Get to know the myth of Talos, a robot powered by ichor and created by Hephaestus to defend the island kingdom of Crete from intruders. --Hephaestus, god of technology, was hard at work on his most ingenious invention yet. He was creating a new defense sy

  • 04:36 The Mayan myth of the morning star

    The Mayan myth of the morning star

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    Discover the Mayan myth of Venus, the morning star plotting revenge on his brother, the sun, and his allies. --Chak Ek, the morning star, rose from the underworld to the surface of the eastern sea and on into the heavens. His brother Kin Ahaw, the sun, fo

  • 06:57 Accent Expert Breaks Down 4 Amazing Things About Languages | WIRED

    Accent Expert Breaks Down 4 Amazing Things About Languages | WIRED

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    Ever wonder why we pronounce words differently than we did 100 years ago? Dialect coach Erik Singer breaks down four of the most mind-blowing facts we know about human language. CORRECTION: The scan shown at 4:44 is an ultrasound image, not an MRI. We reg

  • 05:10 Why should you read Dantes Divine Comedy? - Sheila Marie Orfano

    Why should you read Dantes Divine Comedy? - Sheila Marie Orfano

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    Explore Dante Alighieris epic poem, Divine Comedy, a 3-part narrative that follows Dantes journey for salvation through Hell.--Abandon all hope, ye who enter here Inscribed above the Gate of Hell, this prophecy sets into motion an epic journey for salvati

  • 04:32 Why should you read The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy? - Laura Wright

    Why should you read The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy? - Laura Wright

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    Dig into Arundhati Roys The God of Small Things, and follow the story of fraternal twins whose lives are destroyed by societys Love Laws. --Set in a small town in India, The God of Small Things revolves around fraternal twins Rahel and Estha, who are sepa

  • 03:59 Who Invented Books? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

    Who Invented Books? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

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    Theres no better way to spend a cold rainy day than curled up with a book you love! But, who actually invented books in the first place??Images used under license from Shutterstock.comWelcome to COLOSSAL QUESTIONS, the show that answers all of life's most

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  • 05:56 Why should you read Midnights Children? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read Midnights Children? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Dive into Salman Rushdies masterpiece, Midnights Children, a work of magical realism that deals with Indias transition from British colonialism to independence.--It begins with a countdown. A woman goes into labor as the clock ticks towards midnight. Acro

  • 10:11 Eat What You Create | Edible Playdoh Experiment | Super Fun & Simple Science By hooplakidz lab

    Eat What You Create | Edible Playdoh Experiment | Super Fun & Simple Science By hooplakidz lab

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    Hello and Welcome to HooplaKidz Lab where science is super fun and simple, this video will teach you to eat what you create. Like me on Facebook: facebook.com/hooplakidzlabSubscribe: http://bit.ly/1V77IUh

  • 05:01 Can you spot the problem with these headlines? (Level 1) - Jeff Leek & Lucy McGowan

    Can you spot the problem with these headlines? (Level 1) - Jeff Leek & Lucy McGowan

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    Puzzle through a set of hypothetical health studies and headlines and see if you can spot whats misleading about the headline.--In medicine, theres often a disconnect between news headlines and the scientific research they cover. While headlines are desig

  • 04:04 The Chinese myth of the meddling monk - Shunan Teng

    The Chinese myth of the meddling monk - Shunan Teng

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    Will Bai Su Zhen, the white snake demon, and her love, Xu Xian, ever be free of the meddling monk? (Part Two of the myth of the white snake).--Xu Xian had just received an invitation to the opening ceremony of a new temple. His wife, Bai Su Zhen, warned h

  • 06:31 The Language Sounds That Could Exist, But Don't

    The Language Sounds That Could Exist, But Don't

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    The International Phonetic Alphabet: one sound for each symbol, and one symbol for each sound. Except for the sounds we can't make. Pull down the description for the references! MORE LANGUAGE FILES: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHu

  • 04:50 Romance and revolution: the poetry of Pablo Neruda - Ilan Stavans

    Romance and revolution: the poetry of Pablo Neruda - Ilan Stavans

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    Get to know Pablo Neruda, one of the most celebrated poets of the 20th century and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.--A romantic and a revolutionary, Pablo Neruda was one of the most celebrated poets of the 20th century, but also one of the most ac

  • 05:15 The myth of Jason and the Argonauts - Iseult Gillespie

    The myth of Jason and the Argonauts - Iseult Gillespie

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    Download a free audiobook version of "Circe" and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: https://www.audible.com/ted-edCheck out our full book recommendation: https://shop.ed.ted.com/collections/ted-ed-book-recommendations/products/circe--Hercules, the strong

  • 16:15 DoubleSpeak, How to Lie without Lying

    DoubleSpeak, How to Lie without Lying

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    First 200 people to use this link https://brilliant.org/WIL/ can get 20% off an annual premium subscription to Brilliant! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WILearned Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeverettlearned IG: https://www.instagram.com/jeverett.whativ

  • 10:07 How To Draw An Iguana

    How To Draw An Iguana

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    Follow along with us and learn how to draw a really cool iguana! Join our monthly membership and download our app! You can watch our lessons in a safe distraction-free environment. In the app, you can also download lessons to watch without an internet con

  • 04:19 How 'I Spy' Books Are Made

    How 'I Spy' Books Are Made

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    The "I Spy" book series has captured the imagination of millions of readers. Part of what made these books so magical is that all of the images were created with real objects. Photographer and photo-illustrator Walter Wick carefully arranged each scene an

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  • 04:38 What happens inside you when you read a story | BBC Ideas

    What happens inside you when you read a story | BBC Ideas

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    Stories are just stories, right? Not really. They are also incredibly powerful - and can both reduce prejudice, and help persuade. Heres what actually happens inside us when we read. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav------------Do you have a c

  • 04:51 We Reenact PERCY JACKSON | BOOK BISCUIT

    We Reenact PERCY JACKSON | BOOK BISCUIT

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    Percy Jackson takes a page from greek mythology, so we retold the whole story as an EPIC PLAY! Credits Hosts:Luxy BynumSofia ShaferFollow DreamWorksTV! instagram - https://instagram.com/dreamworkstv/twitter - https://twitter.com/dreamworkstvfacebook - htt

  • 04:43 The magical, mathematical fictions of Jorge Luis Borges - Ilan Stavans

    The magical, mathematical fictions of Jorge Luis Borges - Ilan Stavans

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    Dive into the mind-bending works of Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, whose work pioneered the literary style magical realism.--What would it be like to have a limitless memory? Can the meaning of life be found in an infinite library? Is time a labyri

  • 04:31 why typing like this is sometimes okay.

    why typing like this is sometimes okay.

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    Language changes over time, and that's fine. Time for a dose of descriptivism, as the Language Files return. Pull down the description for the references! MORE LANGUAGE FILES: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96C35uN7xGLDEnHuhD7CTZES3KXFnwm0 Writte

  • 05:09 Why should you read "Hamlet"? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read "Hamlet"? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Explore William Shakespeares classic tragedy, Hamlet, a play about conspiracy, deception and the tragic consequences of indecision.--Whos there? Whispered in the dark, this question begins a tale of conspiracy, deception and moral ambiguity. And in a play

  • 01:25 "New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus

    "New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus

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    An animated interpretation of Emma Lazarus' poem "New Colossus"--For an analysis of this poem, watch this video: http://bit.ly/TEDEdColossusAnalysisThis animation is part of our series, "There's a Poem for That," which features animated interpretations of

  • 03:31 The incredible story of the boy who invented Braille | BBC Ideas

    The incredible story of the boy who invented Braille | BBC Ideas

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    How 15-year-old Louis Braille invented a revolutionary tactile code for the visually impaired.Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav---------------------Do you have a curious mind? Youre in the right place.Our aim on BBC Ideas is to feed your curio

  • 06:56 Spelling Bee ends in an unprecedented 8-way tie | 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee

    Spelling Bee ends in an unprecedented 8-way tie | 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee

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    The 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee finished in the 20th round, with all 8 remaining participants spelling their words correctly to be crowned co-champions. Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube:

  • 04:33 Why should you read The Master and Margarita? - Alex Gendler

    Why should you read The Master and Margarita? - Alex Gendler

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    Get to know the Russian classic The Master and Margarita, a genre-defying blend of political satire and occult mysticism about a visit from the Devil.--The Devil has come to town. But dont worry all he wants to do is stage a magic show. This absurd premis

  • 09:52 The real experiments that inspired Frankenstein

    The real experiments that inspired Frankenstein

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    When Mary Shelley published her iconic novel in 1818, raising the dead seemed to be the near-future. Join the Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-lab Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has been reimagined onscreen hundreds of times and is a staple of pop culture. The

  • 04:46 Why should you read “Crime and Punishment”? - Alex Gendler

    Why should you read “Crime and Punishment”? - Alex Gendler

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    Download a free audiobook version of "Crime and Punishment" and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: https://www.audible.com/ted-ed Check out our full book recommendation: https://shop.ed.ted.com/products/crime-and-punishment -- What drives someone to kill

  • 03:31 Saving Languages From Extinction

    Saving Languages From Extinction

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    Tunica, Osing, Sorani Kurdish and Dutch sign language—these are among about 500 languages considered critically endangered. With only a handful of speakers, and no active movement to revive the language, they could be lost to time. Thankfully, Danie

  • 05:48 FUNNIEST PUNS!

    FUNNIEST PUNS!

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    Order Drew Pendous and the Camp Color War!

  • 07:35 Could This Secret Ingredient Make Meat Better for the Planet?

    Could This Secret Ingredient Make Meat Better for the Planet?

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    Seaweed is on the menu! This superfood plucked from the ocean is being fed to a group of lucky California cows to curb their methane production, and the results might just save the planet. Watch more Focal Point! | https://bit.ly/2YoNmhx Read More: Meat c

  • 05:01 The wicked wit of Jane Austen - Iseult Gillespie

    The wicked wit of Jane Austen - Iseult Gillespie

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    English novelist Jane Austen’s beloved works, like “Pride and Prejudice,” explored the dependence of women on marriage in British high society. -- Whether she’s describing bickering families, quiet declarations of love, or juicy gossip, Jane Austen’s writ

  • 05:10 What “Machiavellian” really means - Pazit Cahlon and Alex Gendler

    What “Machiavellian” really means - Pazit Cahlon and Alex Gendler

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    Download a free audiobook version of "The Art of War" and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: https://adbl.co/2CDGJi9 Check out our full book recommendation: https://shop.ed.ted.com/products/the-art-of-war -- From Shakespeare’s plays to modern TV dramas,

  • 03:09 Ancient switch to soft food made saying certain words easier

    Ancient switch to soft food made saying certain words easier

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    Change in human diet may have changed human speech Read the story: https://scim.ag/2T2oh8c Read the research: https://scim.ag/2XSt0Nr Credits editor/narrator Meagan Cantwell supervising producer Sarah Crespi animations Meagan Cantwell Chris Burns citation

  • 05:30 The Princess and the Frog

    The Princess and the Frog

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  • 04:46 Why should you read Sylvia Plath? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read Sylvia Plath? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Explore the haunting and intimate works of poet Sylvia Plath, who digs into issues of mental health, trauma and sexuality in works like “The Bell Jar.” -- Under her shrewd eye and pen, Sylvia Plath turned everyday objects into haunting images: a “new stat

  • 01:55 ♪ 19 Idioms From Around The World! | EVERY SINGLE THING

    ♪ 19 Idioms From Around The World! | EVERY SINGLE THING

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    "Idioms" are funny phrases we use to describe things. Every language has them, and they can be pretty weird! What's your favorite one to use?? LYRICS: Idioms are phrases that mean more than they sound. “It’s raining cats and dogs” does not mean pets are f

  • 02:21 ♪ 26 Insults Shakespeare Invented! | EVERY SINGLE THING

    ♪ 26 Insults Shakespeare Invented! | EVERY SINGLE THING

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    Shakespeare might seem snooty, but his plays are packed with plenty of insults! Which one's your favorite?? LYRICS: William Shakespeare wrote some plays in Elizabethan days. Inventing words was all the craze like ‘eyeball’, ‘gloomy’, and ‘amazement’. This

  • 04:15 Why should you read sci-fi superstar Octavia E. Butler? - Ayana Jamieson and Moya Bailey

    Why should you read sci-fi superstar Octavia E. Butler? - Ayana Jamieson and Moya Bailey

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    Explore the works of science fiction visionary Octavia E. Butler, whose novels, such as “Parable of the Sower,” influenced the growing popularity of Afrofuturism. -- Much science fiction features white male heroes who blast aliens or become saviors of bro

  • 02:01 The hashtag… the story of # before Twitter and Instagram | BBC Ideas

    The hashtag… the story of # before Twitter and Instagram | BBC Ideas

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    Some call it the pig pen, others the octothorpe. Here are some curious facts about the humble hashtag before it became big on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bbc.in/2F6ipav -------------------------- Do you have a curious mind? You’r

  • 04:14 Notes of a native son: the world according to James Baldwin - Christina Greer

    Notes of a native son: the world according to James Baldwin - Christina Greer

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    James Baldwin was an American novelist and social critic whose essays in “Notes of a Native Son” explored race, sex and class distinctions. -- In the 1960s, the FBI amassed almost 2,000 documents in an investigation into one of America’s most celebrated m

  • 02:05 "To Make Use of Water" by Safia Elhillo

    "To Make Use of Water" by Safia Elhillo

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    An animated interpretation of Safia Elhillo's poem "To Make Use of Water" -- Watch an interview with the poet here: http://bit.ly/TEDEdSafiaInterview This animation is part of our new series, "There's a Poem for That," which features animated interpretati

  • 02:12 "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

    "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

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    An animated interpretation of Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" -- For an analysis of this poem, watch this video: http://bit.ly/TEDEdFrostAnalysis This animation is part of our new series, "There's a Poem for That," which features animated interpr

  • 01:25 "Three Months After" by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

    "Three Months After" by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

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    An animated interpretation of Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz's poem "Three Months After" -- For an interview with the poet, watch this video: http://bit.ly/TEDEdCristinInterview This animation is part of our new series, "There's a Poem for That," which features

  • 02:35 "All the World's a Stage" by William Shakespeare

    "All the World's a Stage" by William Shakespeare

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    An animated interpretation of William Shakespeare's poem "All the World's a Stage" -- For an analysis of this poem, watch this video: http://bit.ly/TEDEdShakespeareAnalysis This animation is part of our new series, "There's a Poem for That," which feature

  • 01:57 "The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats

    "The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats

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    An animated interpretation of William Butler Yeats's poem "The Second Coming" -- For an analysis of this poem, watch this video: http://bit.ly/TEDEdYeatsAnalysis This animation is part of our new series, "There's a Poem for That," which features animated

  • 04:45 "The Nutritionist" by Andrea Gibson

    "The Nutritionist" by Andrea Gibson

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    An animated interpretation of Andrea Gibson's poem "The Nutritionist" -- For an interview with the poet, watch this video: http://bit.ly/TEDEdAndreaInterview This animation is part of our new series, "There's a Poem for That," which features animated inte

  • 04:58 Why should you read Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Explore William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest”, a story of shipwreck, magic and a fight for power. -- Claps of thunder and flashes of lightning illuminate a swelling sea, as a ship buckles beneath the waves. It is no ordinary storm, but a violent and ve

  • 05:55 Meet the man behind a third of what's on Wikipedia

    Meet the man behind a third of what's on Wikipedia

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    Wikipedia now boasts more than 5.7 million articles in English and millions more translated into other languages, all written by online volunteers. Errol Barnett talks to one editor who was named among Time Magazine’s most influential people on the

  • 04:12 Why should you read Flannery O’Connor? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read Flannery O’Connor? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Find out why Flannery O’Connor, an American novelist, is known as a master of the grotesque in Southern Gothic literature. -- Flannery O’Connor scribbled tales of outcasts, intruders and misfits staged in the world she knew best: the American South. She w

  • 02:04 How the & sign got its name | BBC Ideas

    How the & sign got its name | BBC Ideas

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    Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bit.ly/2PrmLhW Everything you might want to know about the & sign - aka the ampersand. This video was made by Dayglow Media & Pencil & Pepper. Do you have a curious mind? You’re in the right place. Our aim on BBC Ideas is to

  • 01:44 The story of the @ sign | BBC Ideas

    The story of the @ sign | BBC Ideas

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    Subscribe to BBC Ideas https://bit.ly/2PrmLhW Everyone uses it, but not many know its official name, so here's a brief history of the asperand. Made by Dayglow Media & Pencil & Pepper, Do you have a curious mind? You’re in the right place. Our aim on BBC

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  • 04:36 Why should you read “Fahrenheit 451”? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read “Fahrenheit 451”? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-should-you-read-fahrenheit-451-iseult-gillespie Ray Bradbury’s novel imagines a world where books are banned- and posses

  • 04:10 The myth of Pandora’s box - Iseult Gillespie

    The myth of Pandora’s box - Iseult Gillespie

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    Find out how students can share their ideas as TED Talks here: http://bit.ly/2zpAQUc View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-pandora-s-box-iseult-gillespie Pandora was the first mortal woman, breathed into being by Hephaestus, god of fire

  • 04:52 How Thor got his hammer - Scott A. Mellor

    How Thor got his hammer - Scott A. Mellor

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    Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-thor-got-his-hammer-scott-a-mellor Loki the mischief-maker, writhes in Thor’s iron grip. The previous night, he’d snuck

  • 02:27 Who Invented the Alphabet? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

    Who Invented the Alphabet? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

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    Have you ever been reading a particularly dense book or writing an extra long essay and wondered: who came up with the alphabet in the first place?? Images used under license from Shutterstock.com Welcome to COLOSSAL QUESTIONS, the show that answers all o

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  • 11:28 How to Create a Crossword Puzzle | WIRED

    How to Create a Crossword Puzzle | WIRED

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    New York Times crossword puzzle constructor (also known as a cruciverbalist), David Kwong, shows us how he makes a crossword puzzle. David Kwong is a New York Times crossword constructor and magician. His show in New York City, The Enigmatist, is an immer

  • 05:24 Why should you read Kurt Vonnegut? -  Mia Nacamulli

    Why should you read Kurt Vonnegut? - Mia Nacamulli

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    Download a free audiobook version of "Slaughterhouse Five" and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: https://adbl.co/2DPI5Ys Check out our full book recommendation: https://shop.ed.ted.com/products/slaughterhouse-five Kurt Vonnegut found the tidy, satisfyin

  • 04:43 Why should you read "A Midsummer Night's Dream"? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read "A Midsummer Night's Dream"? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-should-you-read-a-midsummer-night-s-dream-iseult-gillespie By the light of the moon, a group sneaks into the woods, where they take mind-altering su

  • 05:44 How to Design an Interstellar Message for Extraterrestrials

    How to Design an Interstellar Message for Extraterrestrials

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    If you were to say something to an alien race, what would you say and how would you say it? Check out Seeker's new series about the Apollo missions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wo1jasvnUg&list=PL6uC-XGZC7X6t9SWSCN0ETF6HWcxy6bVc Subscribe! https:

  • 05:04 Why should you read "Waiting For Godot"? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read "Waiting For Godot"? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-should-you-read-waiting-for-godot-iseult-gillespie Two men, Estragon and Vladimir, meet by a tree at dusk to wait for someone named “Godot.” So begi

  • 05:39 Why should you read "Don Quixote"? - Ilan Stavans

    Why should you read "Don Quixote"? - Ilan Stavans

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded Mounting his skinny steed, Don Quixote charges an army of giants. It is his duty to vanquish these behemoths in the name of his beloved lady, Dulcinea. There’s only one problem: the giants are mere

  • 03:14 Stan's Quick and Dirty: How Stenography Works

    Stan's Quick and Dirty: How Stenography Works

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    Ever wonder how court reporters can keep up with blazingly fast dialogue in the courtroom and get every word no matter how fast the testimony whips by? Or maybe while watching the news at the gym, wondered how live closed captioning works. Is there really

  • 04:36 Everything you need to know to read “The Canterbury Tales” - Iseult Gillespie

    Everything you need to know to read “The Canterbury Tales” - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/everything-you-need-to-know-to-read-the-canterbury-tales-iseult-gillespie A portly Miller, barely able to sit on his horse, rambles on about the flighty

  • 07:51 The Myth of Hercules: 12 labors in 8-bits - Alex Gendler

    The Myth of Hercules: 12 labors in 8-bits - Alex Gendler

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-hercules-12-labors-in-8-bits-alex-gendler Hercules — son of Zeus and champion of humankind — stricken with a temporary curse of madness, has

  • 02:40 Why Are There Different Languages? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

    Why Are There Different Languages? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

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    Have you ever stopped and wondered: why are there so many different languages on Earth?? Welcome to COLOSSAL QUESTIONS, the show that answers all of life's most pressing questions! → Credits ← Narrated by: Matt Schneck Written & Directed by: Matt Levy Edi

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  • 09:42 10 Letters We Dropped From The Alphabet

    10 Letters We Dropped From The Alphabet

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    Think you know the English language? Here are 10 letters folks used to use, but didn't quite stand the test of time. Elemenopee, my homies.

  • 04:56 Why should you read Edgar Allan Poe? - Scott Peeples

    Why should you read Edgar Allan Poe? - Scott Peeples

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/edgar-allan-poe-scott-peeples The prisoner strapped under a descending pendulum blade. A raven who refuses to leave the narrator’s chamber. A beating he

  • 05:22 Why we say “OK”

    Why we say “OK”

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    How a cheesy joke from the 1830s became the most widely spoken word in the world. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO OK is thought to be the most widely recognized word on the planet. We use it to communicate with each other, as well as our te

  • 12:25 How Some Words Get Forgetted

    How Some Words Get Forgetted

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    It’s the Great American Read! Vote for America's favorite novel: https://to.pbs.org/2Jes2X5 ↓↓↓ More info and sources below ↓↓↓ English is a confusing language for many reasons. But the irregular verbs might be the most confusing part. Why is “told” the p

  • 05:43 Is there any truth to the King Arthur legends? - Alan Lupack

    Is there any truth to the King Arthur legends? - Alan Lupack

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/is-there-any-truth-to-the-king-arthur-legends-alan-lupack King Arthur has risen again and again in our collective imagination, along with his retinue of

  • 13:53 Five Wordy Stories to Satisfy Your Inner Linguist

    Five Wordy Stories to Satisfy Your Inner Linguist

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    In this reel, word is the word … in 32 languages, on Scrabble tiles and at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculi

  • 05:31 Why should you read "One Hundred Years of Solitude"? - Francisco Díez-Buzo

    Why should you read "One Hundred Years of Solitude"? - Francisco Díez-Buzo

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    Download a free audiobook version of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: https://adbl.co/2LHl4XM Check out our full book recommendation: http://bit.ly/2PgPKS6 View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-should-you-

  • 03:20 What are Pronouns?

    What are Pronouns?

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    This video teaches what pronouns are, how they reduce repetition in writing, and the three rules of pronoun-antecedent agreement. Check out all the educational videos from Flocabulary, often called the "Schoolhouse Rock" of the 21st Century, at http://flo

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