Why Socrates Hated Democracy

We are used to thinking very highly of democracy – and by extension, of Ancient Athens, the civilisation that gave rise to it. The Parthenon has become almost a byword for democratic values, which is why so many leaders of democracies like to be photographed there. It’s therefore very striking to discover that one of…

The History of Valentine’s Day Explained

Not surprisingly, Valentine’s Day is a really complex holiday. Not only because of the stress of finding that perfect sweet heart candy to express your feelings, but also because it doesn’t have an exact origin. The roots of V-Day go back as far as a Roman pagan fertility celebration called Lupercalia, which was celebrated on…

PHILOSOPHY – Thomas Aquinas

It seems at first weird that we might learn from Thomas Aquinas. He was a medieval saint, who was reputed to have levitated and had visions of the Virgin Mary. He was much concerned with explaining how angels speak and move. And yet, he continues to matter because he helps us with the problem which…

Geography Now! NEPAL

You know after I made the India video, I got a lot of Nepalese people saying: “You made a mistake. Buddha was not born in India. He was born in Lumbini, which is in Nepal.” Too, which many of the Indian subscribers were like: “Yeah, but Buddhist texts say he grew up in Kapilavatsu for…

Battle of Lipany – Hussite Wars 1419-1434 – European Wars of Religion DOCUMENTARY

This video was suggested and sponsored by our Patreon supporter Renae Malgrem. Supporting us on Patreon is the best way to propose and sponsor a new video. Although the Catholic Church dominated life in medieval Europe, its power was not unchallenged and was tested by different movements within Christianity. The Hussites were one of these…

Saint Patrick’s Day Cake

Welcome to Pins and Things. Today, we’re going to be making this awesome. St.. Patrick’s Day cake. So what you’re going to need is some Frosting, vanilla and one chocolate and we have three box cakes and these are just plain white We need a cake leveler And we have red, orange, yellow, green, blue…