Jun 302014
 
George Washington VS William Wallace Epic Rap Battle

 Sir William Wallace is famous for defeating an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. But let’s be honest. He’s only famous today because of the Mel Gibson movie Braveheart. On the other hand, everyone knows who George Washington is who also defeated the British.

So who’s the greater freedom fighter? Epic Rap Battles of History wanted to find out so they held a rap battle between the two

 


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Jun 172014
 
Explaining Why Sony’s Betamax Tost To JVC’s VHS Cassette Recorder

Anyone who grew up in the 80′s and 90′s remembers the days before DVDs and digital video. If you wanted to watch the latest film back then, you had to go to the video rental store to rent a VHS cassette tape to play in your VCR. Everyone had a VCR. But what many people don’t know is that there was a cassette war back in the 70′s between Sony who introduced the Betamax and JVC who invented the VCR. 

The Engineer Guy goes back in time to explain to viewers why the less sophisticated VHS beat the higher quality Betamax in this video

 


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Jun 172014
 
Sealand Is The World’s Smallest Nation

Have you ever dreamed of moving to your own little island to create your own nation free of your homeland? That’s exactly what one man did in the the 1960′s. In 1967, Paddy Roy Bates boated to an abandoned seafort off the coast of England to make himself king of a new nation. This & That Visuals explains that even after a coup attempted some years later, the family still rules the world’s smallest nation.  

 


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Jun 042014
 
Classic Swiss Toy Music Box Is Gorgeous

Not only is this Swiss toy box from the early 1800′s intricate and beautiful, but it sounds gorgeous too. The amazing mechanical marvel only needs to be wound up for a tiny little bird to emerge and tweet a sweet song. It really demonstrates the difference two centuries make. This antique toy was made to last, and it shows. Toys today barely make it until next Christmas.  

 


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Jun 032014
 
83 Old Slang Phrases We Should Bring Back

Ever heard of the term pang wangle? Or the bear got him? These are just some examples of slang from long ago. The old days had some cool slang. To bring some slang from the past back into the present, nerd-fighter John Green covers over 80 old slang phrases in this Mental Floss list video

 


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