Tag: history

Stuff Explained Ep 02: Whisk(e)y

Do you prefer Scotch or Bourbon? Is it spelled whiskey or whisky? Pick your favorite single malt or blended variety as you learn about the long history of whiskey in this second episode of Stuff Explained. Advertisements

Stuff Explained Ep 01: Ice Cream

Our first ever podcast is now available with the debut episode in which we dive headfirst into the delicious history of ice cream.

Experience: The Tragedy of Operation Tiger

While reading the book “1944” by Jay Wink, I came across the details of Operation Tiger, a large scale rehearsal for the D-Day invasion of Utah Beach in Normandy held in 1944. I was surprised that this was an event not covered during my…

Origins: Soccer

We are proud to present to you the debut episode of our new series, Origins. This short documentary series will delve into the history of a different topic in each episode. This first installment takes a look at the origins of soccer/football just in…

Experience: Japanese Surrender in WW2

“We are taught that the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war with Japan in 1945. This is not the whole truth.”

The Secret Life of Toilet Paper

Toilet paper. We may take this good for granted, however it truly is a marker of civilization. Before the invention of toilet paper, a variety of other items were used throughout human history. Scooping sticks made from wood and precious metals, to sand and…

Book Review: SIGMA Force Series

The SIGMA Force series is written by James Rollins and is a personal favorite of mine. Rollins uses a mixture of real science, historical facts, and fiction to create an interesting, often times thought provoking, and exciting ride in each one of the books.

China vs Japan: A Story of Nationalism and Old Rivalries

Anyone following world events will have noticed that there continues to be a growing tension in East Asia. The conflict predominantly stems from the rivalry between China and Japan; a rivalry that has stretched back centuries. Recent headlines concerning the conflict are centered on…