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    • Lincoln Learns from the Low Road - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, young Lincoln was a natural fit for cruel frontier politics, but when the verbal battles turned physical, he discovered the risks of taking the low road.
    • The Personal Root of Lincoln’s Anti-Slavery Stance - Duration: 2 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Famous for his anti-slavery stance, Abraham Lincoln's political position may have been rooted in the trials and tribulations of his youth.
    • Hidden in the Sand - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

      • 4 years ago
      With almost no archeological evidence of the Great Arab Revolt, researchers take to the air to get a new perspective on the timeworn battlegrounds.
    • Zorro Wasn’t Mexican or Spanish, But… Irish? - Duration: 2 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Records reveal that one inspiration for the character of Zorro, a William Lamport who attempted to start a revolution in Mexico, was not Mexican or Spanish, but Irish.
    • A Hiccup in History - Duration: 3 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      December 25th is widely contested as the actual birthdate of Jesus, but the Gospel of Luke presents another discrepancy - in what year was Jesus really born?

      From: MYSTERY FILES: Birth of Christ
    • Built for Love - Duration: 2 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      The allure of the Taj Mahal isn't just architectural. Seen as a memorial to true love, the Taj was built out of grief after the death of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
    • Did Newton Have Asperger Syndrome? - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      According to some researchers, Isaac Newton's brilliant work, obsessive tendencies, and lack of social grace may be signs of the psychological developmental disorder Asperger's syndrome.
    • Can Religious Faith Reduce Physical Pain? - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      New scientific research into the relationship between faith and pain could explain Joan of Arc's miraculous recovery after being wounded in battle.
    • Checking Nostradamus' Math - Duration: 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Predicting the future isn't an exact science, but making astrological measurements is. Checking some of Nostradamus' calculations reveals that his astrology skills may not have been up to snuff.
    • The Real Excalibur - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      According to blacksmiths and historians, King Arthur's legendary sword may have been a roman pattern-welded longsword.
    • Knights in Not-So-Shining Armor - Duration: 3 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      The shining armor and jousts of King Arthur's knights only date back to the 1400s - but the round table, the chivalrous Lancelot, and the legend of Arthur are from centuries earlier.
    • Joan of Arc's Inner Voices - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      Joan of Arc heard voices inside her head, but whether they were sent from God, a mental illness, or simply her unconscious mind is up for debate.
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