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Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ Prime numbers are considered to be the building blocks of mathematics. Every natural number can be broken down into the constituent prime numbers that make it up. Prime numbers have been known since antiquity and they are one of the most simple aspects of mathematics to understand, yet they remain at the center of some of the most puzzling problems in mathematics. Learn more about prime numbers, what we know about them,...
Published 01/16/22
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ In the year 607, the Emperor Yang of the Sui dynasty implemented a reform whereby a series of exams would be administered throughout the empire to create a bureaucratic elite that would administer the country.  That reform became one of the bedrocks of Chinese society, through every dynasty, for the next 1,300 years. The effects of these exams can still be felt in Chinese society today. Learn more about the Mandarin...
Published 01/15/22
Published 01/15/22
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ In the aftermath of World War II, the newly formed United Nations placed a group of Pacific Islands into a trusteeship that was to be administered by the United States.  After several decades, that trusteeship was dissolved and it resulted in three independent countries, one US territory, and a unique system of international relations.  Learn more about the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and the countries of...
Published 01/14/22
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ Modern society is completely dependent on a set of technologies that include computer chips, fiber optic cables, lasers, video screens, electric motors, and batteries.  All of those things are dependent on a small category of chemicals called rare earth elements.  Their importance in technology has made them a focal point of international trade and politics.  Learn more about rare earth elements and how the world has...
Published 01/13/22
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ Beginning in the 16th century, French settlers crossed the Atlantic to settle in a new French colony in the new world. That colony wasn’t modern-day Quebec, however. The colony was known as Acadia.  When the British took control of Acadia in 1713, the Acadians were allowed to stay, but eventually, that privilege was revoked by the British, and those people were scattered to the winds.  Today, the descendants of the...
Published 01/12/22
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ It is one of the most simple machines that most people use, yet incredible amounts of engineering go into their design.  They are used by billions of people around the world and it is one of the only forms of transportation available to children.  They can make humans incredibly efficient and their development was in many ways surprising. I am of course talking about bicycles. Learn about the history of bicycles and...
Published 01/11/22
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ Get Surfshark VPN at https://surfshark.deals/EverythingEverywhere - Enter promo code EverythingEverywhere for 83% off and 3 extra months free! When you hear about ancient battles and wars, the stories are often dominated by famous generals whose names have come down to us through history.  However, military success often relied on more mundane things. In the year 107 BC, a Roman general and statesman by the name of...
Published 01/10/22
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ Princess Olga of Kiev was a 10th-century woman who was born to a royal family and married to Igor, Prince of Kiev.  She led a fairly unnoteworthy life until her husband was murdered by a neighboring tribe. After that, her life took a turn and she became the patron saint……of vengeance. Learn more about Olga of Kiev, how she brought Christianity to Russia, and how she wreaked vengeance upon her enemies, on this episode of...
Published 01/09/22
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ It was the single most sacred object in the Jewish faith. According to the bible, it was an object of incredible power that could win battles. It was the entire reason why the temple in Jerusalem was built.  Then…it just disappeared and it was never mentioned again.  Since then it has become an object of mystery capturing the attention of explorers, adventurers, and even Indiana Jones.  Learn more about the Ark of the...
Published 01/08/22
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ In the mid 19th century while the industrial revolution was in full swing, Japan was still an agrarian, feudal society.  By the end of the 19th century, Japan had become one of the leading industrialized countries in the world. What happened between those two points was one of the most radical social and economic transformations that any country had ever gone through.  Learn more about the Meiji Restoration and the...
Published 01/07/22
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ It is an instrument that we are all familiar with, even if we don’t know how to play it. It is one of the most commonly played instruments in the world, yet its origins are rather recent.  Its origins come from an instrument that most people don’t realize and it has significant differences from other instruments which look very similar.  Learn more about the piano, also known as the pianoforte. How it works and how it...
Published 01/06/22
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ Johannes Vermeer was one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Unlike many of his contemporary painters, however, he didn’t leave a large body of work behind.  The painting he did create has left experts in both art and technology wondering if he didn’t have a secret that helped him with his craft. A technical secret, not an artistic one. Learn more about Vermeer and the question as to if he and other...
Published 01/05/22
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ It is one of the longest and largest structures ever built. It was designed to defend one of the oldest and greatest civilizations on the planet.  For centuries it did just that…..and for some centuries it didn’t do that at all.   Some people have claimed that you could see it from space, and it is one of the most visited tourist attractions on Earth.  Learn more about the Great Wall of China, one of the planet’s greatest...
Published 01/04/22
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ I’ve done many episodes talking about the first world war and I’ve done many episodes talking about the second world war.  However, despite the names we’ve given them, they weren’t the only world wars. There was another global war that occurred well before the 20th-century wars. This war actually saw conflicts on five different continents.  Learn more about world war zero, the world war before the world wars, on this...
Published 01/03/22
Subscribe to the podcast! https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ In 1889, a new exhibit was constructed for the Paris World’s Fair. It completely dominated the Paris skyline.  Most people considered it an eyesore and an architectural abomination. The only redeeming thing about it in their mind was the fact that it was only temporary and was going to be torn down after the fair was over.  But it never was, and today it has become the iconic symbol for the city. Learn more about the Eiffel...
Published 01/02/22
New Year’s Day is not only the day we turn over a new year on the calendar, but also a day where people start resolutions, companies begin new budgets, and everyone screws up writing checks.  While documenting our trips around the sun makes perfect sense, why do we use this day, January 1, as the starting point for our calendar years? Why not some other date? Learn more about how January 1st became the start of the new year on this Episode of Everything Everywhere...
Published 01/01/22
The printing press is considered to be one of, if not the greatest invention in history. The printing press allowed for an explosion in information and it ushered in the renaissance, the enlightenment, and the scientific and industrial revolutions.  As such, Johannes Gutenberg is often considered one of the most important people in history. But did Gutenberg actually invent the printing press? Should he be given credit for this important invention? Learn more about Gutenberg and the...
Published 12/31/21
The printing press is considered to be one of, if not the greatest invention in history. The printing press allowed for an explosion in information and it ushered in the renaissance, the enlightenment, and the scientific and industrial revolutions. As such, Johannes Gutenberg is often considered one of the most important people in history. But did Gutenberg actually invent the printing press? Should he be given credit for this important invention?
Published 12/31/21
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ On December 6, 1917, one of the greatest tragedies of World War I took place.  In a single instant, 1,782 people, mostly civilians were killed.  However, this tragedy didn’t take place on the fields of Belgium or in a trench in France. It took place in the harbor of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Learn more about the Halifax Explosion, one of the worst disasters of World War I, on this episode of Everything Everywhere...
Published 12/30/21
On December 6, 1917, one of the greatest tragedies of World War I took place. In a single instant, 1,782 people, mostly civilians were killed. However, this tragedy didn’t take place on the fields of Belgium or in a trench in France. It took place in the harbor of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Learn more about the Halifax Explosion, one of the worst disasters of World War I, on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
Published 12/30/21
When you think of battles involving broadswords and longbows you probably thinking back to the time of Braveheart.  But what if I told you that those weapons were being used much more recently in a modern mechanized war?  ...well, at least one guy was using them in World War II. Learn more about ‘Mad’ Jack Churchill, the man who brought ancient weapons to a modern war, on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
Published 12/29/21
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ When you think of battles involving broadswords and longbows you are probably thinking back to the time of Braveheart.  But what if I told you that those weapons were being used much more recently in a modern mechanized war?  ...well, at least one guy was using them in World War II. Learn more about ‘Mad’ Jack Churchill, the man who brought ancient weapons to a modern war, on this episode of Everything Everywhere...
Published 12/29/21
László Polgár was born just after World War II in Hungary. His field of study was the nature of human intelligence. After studying the lives of over 400 great intellectuals from throughout human history, he came to a startling conclusion: geniuses weren’t born, they were made. So he set about conducting an experiment on his own children. The results were astonishing. Learn more about Judit, Susan, and Sophia, the incredible Polgar sisters, on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
Published 12/28/21
Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ László Polgár was born just after World War II in Hungary. His field of study was the nature of human intelligence. After studying the lives of over 400 great intellectuals from throughout human history, he came to a startling conclusion: geniuses weren’t born, they were made.  So he set about conducting an experiment on his own children. The results were astonishing.  Learn more about Judit, Susan, and Sophia, the...
Published 12/28/21