Edith Cavell – Not A Martyr But A Nurse I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1?

Certain events of the First World War stood out in the public consciousness, were huge propaganda opportunities, and caused a great public outcry. The sinking of the Lusitania springs to mind, but one that meant far more to an empire that was actually at war was the execution of British nurse Edith Cavell. I’m Indy…

Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? – Part One: The Facts

Why was Jesus of Nazareth crucified? Because he made outrageous claims about himself. He claimed to be the one and only Son of God. Why would anyone take his claim seriously? Well, that all depends. If Jesus actually rose from the dead, then his claim to be God’s unique son carries considerable weight. On the…

Bloody Mary – Origin – History – Lore

On this episodes of Origins and History we hit the Urban Legend route with Bloody Mary. The first time I’ve ever heard about Bloody Mary was back in middle school. A group of kids 3 girls and 1 guy were telling the infamous story of Bloody Mary they swore it was true. I never believed…

The Truth about Hydrogen

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Skillshare, home to over twenty thousand classes that could teach you a new life skill. As the world grapples to eliminate fossil fuels from our energy diet, electric cars have seen an incredible boom over the past few years. Last year, over one million electric…

“The Crime That Shook the World” – The Execution of Edith Cavell I THE GREAT WAR Week 65

Just about anything that happened in this war was enough to cause public outrage, though many horrors eventually became almost commonplace. We’ve seen things like torpedoed ocean liners and poison gas rouse public indignation, and this week we see another one that caused a huge public outcry, the execution of a single civilian. I’m Indy…

Martyr of Verdun: Émile Driant’s Command Post

So the Battle of Verdun began on February 21st 1916. And the French had been pulling men and resources out of the Verdun area to reinforce their other sectors of the front. They also hadn’t been doing a lot to build basic fortifications: barbed wire, concrete bunkers, entrenchments, that sort of thing. And there was…

Six Amazing Abandoned Mansions of Ireland Part 2

Looking out on the fields of Ireland I could only imagine the abandoned locations ahead Previously we took you through the Forgotten remnants of three amazing lost mansions of Ireland Today we continue the trip and bring you three more houses with even more remarkable pasts Number four the tower house a little-known 1,400 tower…