History Schmistory: May 22. Not so Constant-ine

337: Emperor Constantine the Great dies, age 65, after a reign of 30+ years. After converting Rome to Chrisitanity, and founding a second empire at Constantinople, he dies before being able to collect Social Security.

The Making of Lorenzo

This music video for Team Marco Polo involved creating a fake concert stage with colored lights, animating a still image to create theatrical fog, keying green-screen footage and compositing several shots together to create the illusion of a one-man clone band!

Today’s Latin Phrase: Utinam barbari spatium proprium tuum invadant!

May barbarians invade your personal space!

April Fools’ Week on Team Marco Polo: Poisson d’Avril

The French call April 1¬†Poisson d’Avril, or “April Fish.” French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying “Poisson d’Avril” when the prank is discovered.

History Schmistory, March 30: Hank wants a new toy!

1533 – Henry VIII divorces his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon, which leads to the creation of the Anglican church, lots of bloody history over the next hundred years, and several good Shakespeare plays.

Viral Marco: A really cute kid speaks French!

History Schmistory, March 29: Beethoven Rolls Over!

1795 – Beethoven (age 24) debuts as pianist in Vienna.

April Fool’s Week on Team Marco Polo

Who would prank Marco Polo?

History Schmistory, March 28: Mona Winks!

1794 – The Louvre Museum in Paris opens to the public.
Leonardo Da Viinci's Masterpiece.  Not.

Viral Marco: Euronerds rule!

More Paris travel tips from Euronerd, Steve Ricks!

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