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What happened when the United States tried to ban alcohol - Rod Phillips

Dig into the Prohibition era in the United States, when the government banned the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcohol. -- On January 17, 1920, less than one hour after spirits had become illegal throughout the United States, armed men robbed a Chicago freight train and made off with thousands of dollars worth of whiskey. It was a first...

The tale of the boy who tricked the Devil - Iseult Gillespie

Discover the tale of the lovestruck boy sent into Hell to steal 3 hairs from the Devil to appease his true love's father, the king. -- In a small town, a proud mother showed off her newborn son. Upon noticing his lucky birthmark, townsfolk predicted he would marry a princess. But soon, these rumors reached the wicked king. Enraged, the king stole...

The greatest mathematician that never lived - Pratik Aghor

The greatest mathematician that never lived - Pratik Aghor

Dig into the mystery of Nicolas Bourbaki— one of the most influential mathematicians of all time… who never actually existed. -- When Nicolas Bourbaki applied to the American Mathematical Society in the 1950s, he was already one of the most influential mathematicians of his time. He’d published articles in international journals and his textbooks...

The last chief of the Comanches and the fall of an empire - Dustin Tahmahkera

Get to know the story of Quanah Parker, a Native American warrior and leader, and the last chief of the Comanche tribe. -- Late one night in 1871, a group of riders descended on a sleeping army camp, stole about 70 horses, and disappeared. Led by a young chief named Quanah Parker, the raid was the latest in a long series of altercations along...

Can you solve the Ragnarok riddle? - Dan Finkel

Practice more problem-solving at https://brilliant.org/TedEd/ -- Ragnarok: The fabled end of the world, when giants, monsters, and Norse gods battle for the future. The gods were winning until the great serpent Jörmungandr emerged. It swallowed Valhalla and contorted itself across the land. Odin has just enough power to strike with one final bolt...

What do all languages have in common? - Cameron Morin

Dig into Noam Chomsky’s theory of universal grammar and decide: are there universal grammar rules and are they hardwired into our brains? -- Language is endlessly variable. Each of us can come up with an infinite number of sentences in our native language, and we’re able to do so from an early age— almost as soon as we start to communicate in...

First person vs. Second person vs. Third person - Rebekah Bergman

Discover how point of view can transform a story, and find out how to choose between first, second, and third person in your writing. -- Who is telling a story, and from what perspective, are some of the most important choices an author makes. Told from a different point of view, a story can transform completely. Third person, first person, and...

The Factory | Think Like A Coder, Ep 9

The adventure continues! Episode 9: Ethic, Hedge, and Lemma have made it to the last artifact: The Node of Memory. Can they retrieve it before the bots arrive? -- This is episode 9 of our animated series “Think Like A Coder.” This 10-episode narrative follows a girl, Ethic, and her robot companion, Hedge, as they attempt to save the world. The...

A day in the life of a teenage samurai - Constantine N. Vaporis

Follow Mori Banshirô, a young samurai in training, as he studies the twin paths of literary learning and the martial arts. -- The year is 1800 in the castle town of Kôchi, Japan. It’s just after sunrise, and 16-year-old Mori Banshirô is already hard at work practicing drills with his long sword. He is an ambitious samurai in training, and today...

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