Early Warning Signs of Henry VIII’s Instability 👑 Henry VIII and the King’s Men | Smithsonian

The transformation of Henry VIII from ge…

The transformation of Henry VIII from gentle prince to brutal tyrant happened over the course of his 37-year reign as his mental health gradually declined. But glimpses of the man he would become could be seen immediately after his father’s death.

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Orangutan Uses Acrobatic Tree-Hopping to Get Food 🌴 Orangutan Jungle School | Smithsonian Channel

Orangutans employ a special tree-hopping…

Orangutans employ a special tree-hopping move, unique to the species, to traverse densely forested areas. This female orangutan pulls it off effortlessly as she makes her way across a flooded river.

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Get to know a group of young orphaned orangutans with human-like characteristics as they play, eat, and learn to survive in the wild.


Freezing Cold Air Creates ‘Diamond Dust’ ❄️ Epic Yellowstone | Smithsonian Channel

Diamond dust is a phenomenon that Yellow…

Diamond dust is a phenomenon that Yellowstone shares with one of the coldest places on earth: Antarctica. It occurs when water vapor in the air crystallizes, creating a spellbinding effect.

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Celebrating Women in History: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsbur…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman ever appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court and the first Jewish woman to hold that position. She was a powerhouse woman who argued landmark cases for gender equality and held the distinction as the first female tenured professor of law at Columbia University.

The Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative illuminates women’s pivotal roles in building and sustaining our country and will expand what we know of our shared history. Join our #BecauseOfHerStory conversation: womenshistory.si.edu: https://s.si.edu/2UcV6AN


“No Lives Lost” 🛳️ How the Titanic Sinking Became Fake News | Smithsonian Channel

Hours after the Titanic sank, news organ…

Hours after the Titanic sank, news organizations latched onto a telegraph message that seemed to say that the ship and all its passengers had been rescued. It would turn out to be a tragic case of fake news.

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Author and medical historian Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris (@Under The Knife) will use science, tests, and demonstrations to shed new light on famous deaths, ranging from drug lord Pablo Escobar to magician Harry Houdini. Using her lab to perform virtual autopsies, experiment with blood samples, interview witnesses and conduct real-time demonstrations, Dr. Fitzharris will put everything about these mysterious deaths to the test. Along the way, she’ll be joined by a revolving cast of experts, including Scotland Yard detectives, medical examiners, weapons gurus and more.


Why Were the Bodies in These Neolithic Tombs Dismembered?

Dismembered bodies found in the burial m…

Dismembered bodies found in the burial mounds of Orkney would suggest a sinister chapter in the history of the British Isles. But some archaeologists have a different interpretation.

From the Series: Mystic Britain: Monster of Maeshowe https://bitly.com/3gXPC8f


Fannie Lou Hamer Risked Her Life for the Right to Vote

Fannie Lou Hamer, a voting rights activi…

Fannie Lou Hamer, a voting rights activist, suffered unspeakable violence and intimidation at the hands of white supremacists and police. Her response: to elevate her cause by launching a long-shot campaign for the U.S. Senate.

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From the Show: She the People: Votes for Women https://bit.ly/31Mo3bR


Terrifying: A Dwarf Croc Holds Its Breath Until It’s Time to Attack

Dwarf crocs can hold their breath for ov…

Dwarf crocs can hold their breath for over four hours, a benefit that enables them to sit motionlessly underwater and wait for an unsuspecting catfish to stray too close.

From the Show: Cave Crocs of Gabon https://bitly.com/2E2orKK


This 5,000-Year-Old Tomb Is Spectacularly Preserved

Despite the fact that it’s over 5,000 ye…

Despite the fact that it’s over 5,000 years old, Maeshowe, Orkney’s answer to Stonehenge, is in amazing shape. But why did Neolithic Britons go to such great lengths to build it?

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How Angled Flight Decks Revolutionized Aircraft Carrier Flight Decks

The main innovation of the Nimitz-class …

The main innovation of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was the angled-flight deck. This enabled multiple planes to land and take-off faster, and at the same time.

From the Series: Inside Mighty Machines: Aircraft Carrier https://bitly.com/2PN4ryw