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Steve Martin: The Great Flydini, England 1987

From The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross, Steve Martin's first ever UK appearance.

The producers of the show stuffed the audience with as many American tourists as they could button-hole on the streets of London.

Since Steve was then a virtual unknown in England and they were afraid the audience wouldn't laugh.


The War of 1812: Crash Course #11

In which John Green teaches you about the War of 1812. The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and its former colonial overlord England. It started in, you guessed it 1812. The war lasted until 1815, and it resolved very little.


Centripetal Force Demonstration

Professor Eric Laithwaite, former Professor of Heavy Electrical Engineering at Imperial College London, shows what happens when a very heavy wheel is spun up to 2,500 RPM. Recorded in 1983.


The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism: Crash Course US History #8

In which John Green teaches you about the United States Constitution. During and after the American Revolutionary War, the government of the new country operated under the Articles of Confederation. While these Articles got the young nation through its war with England, they weren't of much use when it came to running a country. So, the founding fathers decided try their hand at nation-building, and they created the Constitution of the United States, which you may remember as the one that says We The People at the top. John will tell you how the convention came together, some of the compromises that had to be made to pass this thing, and why it's very lucky that the framers installed a somewhat reasonable process for making changes to the thing. You'll learn about Shays' Rebellion, the Federalist Papers, the elite vs rabble dynamic of the houses of congress, and start to find out just what an anti-federalist is.


Banksy: Pier Pressure

The latest art installation from Banksy popped up at Brighton Pier in England. The re-purposed child's ride features a dolphin tangled up in fishing nets attempting to escape a leaking BP oil drum.


David Bowie: Ashes to Ashes, 1980

Bowie in a pierrot costume; Bowie in a padded room; Bowie suspended in a space suit, strung out in heaven's high, hitting an all-time Low...