Why is English spelling so complicated?

Why is English spelling so complicated?

Welcome to the Endless Knot! Today, with help from my friend Jade & some math, I’m going to spell some things out for you! When I was a kid, I really struggled with spelling. Other kids seemed to pick it up so easily, and I was told to just memorize lists of words, but no

Designing the Perfect Airport Runway

Designing the Perfect Airport Runway

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Brilliant, a problem solving website that teaches you to think like an engineer. Last year there were over 4 billion passengers in airlines around the world, a figure that grew from about 2.5 billion just 10 years earlier. The airline industry is big business with

History & the Arts – Postmodernism: Design in a Nutshell (6/6)

History & the Arts – Postmodernism: Design in a Nutshell (6/6)

Post modernism began at precisely 3 pm March the 16th 1972. Modernism had failed or at least that’s what the postmodernists believed. Modernists had spent much of the 20th century trying to forge a better world inspired by science and universal truths. To them less was more. To postmodernists less was a bore. They believed

Echo from the Past: Tattoos in the Southeast (William Bartram, 1788)

Echo from the Past: Tattoos in the Southeast (William Bartram, 1788)

The most beautiful painting now to be found amongst the Muscogulges is in the skin on the bodies of their ancient chiefs and micos which is of a bluish lead or indigo color. It is the breast, trunk, muscular or fleshy parts of the arms and thighs and sometimes almost every part of the surface

When Apollo Kinda Doubled as a Boat

When Apollo Kinda Doubled as a Boat

When we think about going to the Moon, it all sounds so glamorous and exciting! But really, not all of it was… like the Apollo seaworthiness test that we’re looking at today on Vintage Space. There were a lot of long-duration tests designed to make sure that the Apollo spacecraft could support three astronauts on

The great conspiracy against Julius Caesar – Kathryn Tempest

The great conspiracy against Julius Caesar – Kathryn Tempest

What would you do if you thought your country was on the path to tyranny? If you saw one man gaining too much power, would you try to stop him? Even if that man was one of your closest friends and allies? These were the questions haunting Roman Senator Marcus Junius Brutus in 44 BCE,

Plant Based Tattoos from Around the World

Plant Based Tattoos from Around the World

Tattoos have been important for millennia. Otzi, the ice man, whose remains were found in the Alps in 1991 had a total of 61 tattoos covering his body. These tattoos were thought to be intended for pain relief, and he lived somewhere around 5,300 years ago. This picture is a mock up of what he

The Cultural Heritage of Tattooing | Lars Krutak | TEDxYYC

The Cultural Heritage of Tattooing | Lars Krutak | TEDxYYC

Translator: Jerson Partible Reviewer: Denise RQ I am going to start my talk tonight with a few questions to you in the audience, and all that I require is a simple yes answer. First question is or was: do any of you have one or more tattoos? (Audience) Yes! Lars Krutak: Alright, great. Do you

The Valknut is a “Lie”

The Valknut is a “Lie”

yes, yes, yes… I know what you were going to say “make yourself at home”! – well, I just did! yes, no time to waste -.- well… time is money! yes but not your money… you keep wasting my money in mead have you ever considered getting your own money? perhaps working in a call-centre,