How Medieval Peasants Traveled: Footpaths, Road Markers, and Word of Mouth

When we think of the medieval period, images of castles, knights, and peasants toiling away in their village fields often come to mind. It’s easy to fall into the assumption that these peasants rarely ventured beyond their tiny hamlets, living their entire lives within the confines of their birthplace. However, as Jason Kingsley, the modern […]

Time Traveling Through Words: Unearthing the Ancient Roots of Modern English

English, a language known for its rich tapestry of influences, has borrowed extensively from various sources over the centuries. While the French contribution to the language is evident, especially in British English, we mustn’t overlook the impact of Old Norse and other languages on our lexicon. However, one of the most fascinating sources of our […]

New York in the Roaring 1920s – Now in Full Color and Sound!

This captivating video of New York City from the late 1920s has been given new life through colorization, restoration, and the addition of immersive sound design by Youtuber NASS. The footage offers a vivid glimpse into the bustling streets of the Big Apple during one of its most iconic eras, including several views of Times […]

This is the story of English you were never told in school!

English, the linguistic powerhouse we know today, has its roots in the intricate annals of history. It’s a West Germanic language, with its very name going back to the ancient Germanic people who ventured to the shores of Great Britain – the Angles. As time rolled on, English became the dominant language not just in […]

Step Back in Time with Remastered Footage of 1920s New Orleans

In a remarkable feat of digital wizardry, Youtuber NASS has breathed new life into a piece of history. Through the process of colorization, restoration, face reconstruction, and sound design, the video artist has transformed black and white footage of New Orleans in the 1920s into a vivid and immersive experience. This project sheds light on […]

Thailand’s Bun Bang Fai Festival – A Blast of Homemade Rockets and Community Joy

Get ready to witness a sky full of homemade rockets at Thailand’s annual Bun Bang Fai Festival in Ubon Ratchathan! From music and dance to spectacular rocket launches, this event brings together a tight-knit community of rocket enthusiasts. This annual festival is a celebration of creativity and community, as local villages and communities go head-to-head […]

Why the growth of AI in making art won’t eliminate artists

Generative AI used to recreate Drake’s voice was trained on many copyrighted songs featuring his voice. Drake appears on screen during a tribute to Lil Wayne at the Black Music Collective on Feb. 2, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Arne Eigenfeldt, Simon Fraser University Generative artificial intelligence (AI) has been in the news, […]

“Badger, Badger, Badger” – The Web’s First Earworm Gets a Makeover for Its 20th Anniversary

If you were around on web in 2003, you probably remember “Badger, Badger, Badger” from Weebl’s Stuff, which, as far as I’m concerned, is the web’s first earworm. Fast forward to the present, and we’re celebrating its 20th birthday bash. Jonti Picking, the genius responsible for this ear-candy extravaganza, has unleashed an updated version that […]

Unveiling the Global Legacy of Jesters: Beyond Medieval Europe

Contrary to common belief, jesters weren’t confined to the medieval courts of Europe. Their legacy flourished across various times and cultures, revealing the intriguing interplay between entertainment and power. In a fascinating journey through history, Ted Ed’s Beatrice K. Otto sheds light on some of the most notorious jesters, uncovering their unique relationships with authority.

Learn American Sign Language at Your Own Pace for Only $19.99 With This Course Bundle (80% OFF!)

With a need for American Sign Language interpreters on the rise, it’s a great time to start learning the language. If you have been yearning to master ASL but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Plus, this comprehensive bundle is only $19.99. A lifetime subscription to The All-in-One American Sign […]