Archive for the ‘videos’ Category

Pantomime Horse of the Year Show, 1980

December 9, 2022

In 1980, the world’s first Pantomime Horse of the Year Show was held in Basingstoke, Hampshire. The Tweseldown and Wellington Horse Trials are held nearby. England has excelled in breeding these high-spirited Panto Horses for over a century. In recent times, the London Pantomime Horse Race has run a point-to-point pub-to-pub course in Greenwich.

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How a dictionary writer defines English

December 8, 2022

Kory Stamper, former dictionary editor at Merriam-Webster, explains the work of lexicography. A Vox video by Phil Edwards.

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Green energy: Which sources are the most sustainable?

December 7, 2022

What energy sources are most sustainable? An Economist video.

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Ants in the Desert

December 5, 2022

Ants navigate by leaving scent trails, marking their journeys by leaving pheremones in their wake, to be followed by other ants or to find their way back home. Desert ants can’t do that, since it’s too windy there, and scents dissipate. Here’s how they compensate. A video by Robert Krulwich and Jason Orfanon, animated by OddTodd (Todd Rosenberg).

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A New Kind of Chinatown

November 29, 2022

Old Chinatowns were segregated urban ghettos settled by low-skilled laborers. Newer versions have emerged in New York, Sydney, LA, Melbourne, Vancouver, and Toronto. A Quartz video by Nikhil Sonnad and Tony Lin.

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Miles Davis

November 25, 2022

“If I couldn’t create there would be nothing for me to live for. It’s selfish, I know, but geniuses are selfish.”
Miles Davis

From the Jazz Hall of Fame series, produced by Quoted Studios and Jazz at Lincoln Center. From an interview with Ben Sidran. Directed by Patrick Smith; animated by Nate Milton.

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Spreadsheets of Species: Systema Naturae

November 23, 2022

Carl Linnaeus organised the natural world in his Systema Naturae. The Linnean Society of London explains.

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Ferrari

November 22, 2022

How to build a Ferrari. A look inside Ferrari’s car factory in Maranello, Italy.

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Bicycles & Women’s Rights

November 21, 2022

“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”

— Susan B. Anthony, 1896

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Glasgow Bouncer University

November 18, 2022

Glasgow is known as an historic center of higher education and raucous pubs, so a school for bouncers just made sense.  A vintage BBC film clip.

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