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The Unusual History of Every Thing

May 25, 2021

Three-hundred feet inside Gorham’s cave just east of the Strait of Gibraltar, a team of European researchers uncovered strange markings on a bedrock ledge that jutted out from the wall a few feet above the cave floor. The really strange part: The markings were very similar to our modern-day hashtag. But that’s just...

May 18, 2021

On this week's episode, we’re going to explore how tuberculosis transformed the world of Victorian-era fashion. TB has a long track record of death and devastation throughout human history, but only one era romanticized it and created a fashion trend because of it: consumptive chic.

May 11, 2021

The myth of Atlantis has captivated the hearts and minds of many for over 2000 years. People work endlessly to discover the long-lost city, making guesses as to where it could have sunk and how. Could it be near the Straits of Gibraltar, in the Mediterranean Sea, or off the coast of Everglade City? Could an earthquake...

May 4, 2021

Welcome to Season 6 of The Unusual History of Every Thing, where we will be revamping a few of the episodes you heard all those years ago in Season 1, and sprinkling them in with new ones. On this week's episode, we’re taking you back to Season 1, Episode 1: where we’ll show you how gnomes went from dwarves...