Apr 162014
 
28 Birthday Traditions From Around the World

Popular trivia channel Mental Floss is one year old. Happy Birthday! That prompts the question, why do we celebrate birthdays with cake and candles?

John Green explains that it all started back in ancient Egypt, and discusses everything there is no know about birthdays in this new video, 28 Birthday Traditions From Around the World.

  


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Apr 112014
 
Who Really Invented The Internet

The Internet is an amazing thing that most people can’t live without. But have you ever wondered who actually invented the Internet?

It’s not easy to say, and no, it’s not Al Gore. 

The Internet was in its infancy in the 1960′s and grew from there. Education channel Kurzgesagt explains the early days of the Web and how it blossomed into what we recognize today in this new animation

 


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Apr 092014
 
Are Hong Kong And Macau Countries

Most people have heard of Hong Kong, but what about Macau?

Macau is another even smaller island that China considers its own, yet gives some form of independence. 

Oddly enough, when travelling between China, Hong Kong, and Macau, everyone must have their passports stamped.

They even have their own political systems, their own police, and Hong Kong even had their own Olympic team during the 2008 Beijing games. 

That prompted popular educator CGP Grey to ask the question, are Hong Kong and Macau their own countries?

 


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