Monthly Archives: February 2009

How Knights Work


The knights of medieval Europe are often associated with a code of behavior known as chivalry — but what were these knights actually like? Learn more about the reality behind the popular image of knights in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. … Continue reading

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How the Spanish-American War Worked


Although the Spanish-American War was a short conflict, many historians believe this conflict marked the United States’ emergence as a major world power. Tune in and learn more about the Spanish-American War in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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How the Black Death Worked


When the Black Death swept across Europe, it killed an estimated 25 million people — one third of Europe’s total population. Tune in and learn more about the lasting effects of the Black Death in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

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How Thomas Jefferson’s Bible Worked


Thomas Jefferson, one of America’s founding fathers, was a very unorthodox thinker. His revision of the Bible was one of his most controversial projects — tune into this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn why.

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Why did it take more than 20 years to bury Eva Peron?


Eva Peron died on July 26, 1952. After a 13-day wake, Dr. Pedro Ara mummified the body — but it would take more than twenty years to bury the corpse. Learn more about Eva Peron’s decades-long travel to the grave … Continue reading

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Will the world really end in 2012?


The Mayan empire produced a unique calendar that’s still followed in parts of the world today. Curiously, this calendar predicts a monumental, world-wide change on December 21st, 2012. Learn more about 2012 in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.

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How Navajo Code Talkers Work


During World War II, Axis and Allied powers struggled to discover the enemies’ information while hiding their own. Tune in to this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn how the Navajo code talkers turned the tide of World War II.

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