Why Do We Eat Fish on Friday?

In this video we explain the history of why so many people eat fish on Friday and avoid red meat (especially at Lent) – did Jesus have anything to do with it? The Pope? The fishing industry? Is it a vast conspiracy?!

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Napoleon’s Penis: A History

Since my brother and I started making history videos online, there have been a few topics that have been kicking around our todo list and right there at the top has always been “Napoleon’s Penis.”

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Benedict Arnold: Traitor? Hero? Both?

Does the treason of the Revolutionary War’s Benedict Arnold make him the worst traitor in history or was he an American hero? Was he both? We explain the military career, the plot to hand George Washington and West Point over to Andre, and the later life of one of the most infamous characters ever.

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Presidential Vacations: The History, Golfing, Yachts, and Trump

As Trump embarks on his “first” “working vacation,” a 17 day Trip to scenic New Jersey, I thought we’d tee-off on the history of Presidential Vacations.

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What is a Scaramouche?

Scaramouch Scaramouch Can you do the Fandango? We run down where the name Scaramucci comes from, an Italian clown. Yes, really.

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Sunscreen: A Burning History

Take it from one of the whitest individuals in the world, the sun is trying to kill us. Learn about humanity’s battle with UV rays and the invention of sunscreen, which is totally safe, no matter what things on Facebook may tell you.

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President Trump: The History

While news moves at the speed of light, we thought we’d add some historical context to the whirlwind that is The Trump Presidency in its first weeks. To be continued?

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Washington’s Christmas Attack: The Delaware Crossing

This Christmas, with America at its most divided, it’s time to remember that our country is a Christmas miracle itself. We tell the story of George Washington’s Christmas night crossing of the Delaware to attack a the Hessians.

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