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The British Sense of Humour

People in Britain have a unique sense of humour. For lots of foreigners it's difficult to...

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The English of Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister of the UK has a unique way of using language, which shows his privileged...

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The Spanish Flu

The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 infected 1/3 of the world's population, and it's estimated that...

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The Vikings

For almost 300 years the vikings terrorised large parts of Europe, arriving in boats and killing...

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Modern Pirates

The pirates of the 21st century don't have parrots and swords, but night-vision goggles and...

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Plastic

It has revolutionised our lives, made cars lighter, food fresher, and water safer. But at what...

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The English of Donald Trump

The President of The United States of America uses a kind of English you won't find in a...

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Part 1: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Learning English (and How to Avoid Them)

Episode #023 - English Learning for Curious Minds Part 1: The Most Common Mistakes People Make...

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The Guinness World Records

It's a collection of the biggest, fastest, and weirdest things in the world.  But how much do...

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Harrods | The Playground of London's Rich & Famous

It's one of the most famous department stores in the world, catering to the world's rich and...

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Scotland

It's one of the four countries that form part of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...

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Black Friday & A Short History of Discounting

It's the biggest shopping day of the year. How did it start, what actually happens, and how much...

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The Amazing Life of Whales

“The whales do not sing because they have an answer, they sing because they have a...

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A Short History of The English Language

From a small, wet island, English has come to be the world's dominant language. How did this...

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Leonardo Da Vinci

He has been called 'the most relentlessly curious man in history', and was the quintessential...

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Death Around The World

It's the one inevitability in life, but it remains one of life's biggest unknowns. In this...

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GDP & Measuring Growth

“It measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.” - Robert...

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The House of Medici

"He it is who decides peace and war… He is king in all but name.” Quote about Cosimo...

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The War on Drugs

In 1971, Richard Nixon declared The War On Drugs. Almost 50 years later, and a war that has cost...

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Charles Darwin & On the Origin of Species

He is the father of modern biology, and his 1869 book On the Origin of Species presented a...

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