Monthly Archives: December 2008

Could treasure hunters have discovered Nazi Gold?


Several treasure hunters think they might have found Nazi gold. Learn about the history of Nazi gold, the role of Swiss banks and much more in this podcast from HowStuffWorks. Advertisements

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How the Great Wall of China Works


The Great Wall of China is incredibly long, and was originally built for military purposes. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the Great Wall.

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How Agent Orange Worked


Agent Orange was a potent herbicide and defoliant used across Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Listen to this podcast from HowStuffWorks to learn about Agent Orange and its atrocious legacy.

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Who was Marco Polo?


Marco Polo was an 11th-century Italian explorer famous for his extensive travels through China along the Silk Road, but it can be difficult to separate the truth from the fiction in his stories. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn … Continue reading

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How the African Diamond Trade Works


Diamond were first found in Africa sometime in the 1860s, and have troubled the continent ever since. Check out this podcast from HowStuffWorks to learn more about the De Beers monopoly, blood diamonds and the African conflicts resulting from these … Continue reading

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How Prohibition Works


The alcohol prohibition of the 1920s was known at the time as ‘the noble experiment.’ Check out this podcast from HowStuffWorks to learn more about this constitutional amendment banning the sale and production of alcoholic products.

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How Henry VIII Worked


From 1509 to 1547, thousands of people were beheaded under the bloody, violent reign of Henry VIII. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about Henry VIII and his effect on history.

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