Viral Marco: Euronerds rule!

More Paris travel tips from Euronerd, Steve Ricks!

History Schmistory: March 22. Hey! This doesn’t work on my Kindle!

1457. The Gutenberg Bible became the 1st printed book.

History Schmistory, March 16: Who’s Yer Daddy, Chris?

Ferdinand Magellan, the "Weekend at Bernies" of Explorers

1521 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches Philippines. Magellan had survived eighteen months at sea, but he was killed in battle in the Philippines. A local warrior persuaded Magellan to defeat his rival in battle. Most of Magellan’s men considered the battle both pointless and dangerous, so they refused to participate. Magellan was hit with a poison arrow in the battle and died. One of Magellan’s five ships did make it back to Spain, only twelve days less than three years after their journey started. Only one ship and eighteen sailors remained of the 265 men accompanied Magellan.

History Schmistory: Yo Ferdman & Izzy–I’m back!

1493. Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after 1st new world voyage. He brings potatoes, stories of Indians, and “Dancing with the Stars.”

Video Schmistory: January 15

It’s a sticky wicket on this day in History.

Video Schmistory: January 8.

The week of January 8 in History Schmistory!

The Christmas Elves of Scotland

In Scotland, during Christmas, roving bands of elves are warded off by defensive walls of fire. AWESOME!

Christmas Around the World Full Episode!

Rent the full Christmas episode today.  At $1.99, it’s barely more than a ha’penny!

History Schmistory: September 3. “Sooooo… what side where you on?”

1994: Russia and China formally agree to stop pointing nukes at each other.  All eyes turn to the Montagues and Capulets.

By Sir John Gilbert [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Sir John Gilbert [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: September 1. Where’s Leo?

1985: 73 years after the sinking of the Titanic, the ship’s remains are found by a joint French-US expedition. Women and children get the news first.

By F.G.O. Stuart (1843-1923) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By F.G.O. Stuart (1843-1923) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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