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Dead Body Hijinks

YouTuber Sam O’Nella Academy tells us of times when dead bodies have been, well, appropriated for, um, non-burial uses. (Ew! Not that! Get your minds out of the gutter.)

Opium was illegal in China, but that didn’t stop the East India Company from manufacturing it for the black market. The Chinese emperor appointed an official, Lin Zexu, to stop it. He seized and burned huge opium caches held by British merchants, and ultimately ordered the British out of China entirely. Instead, they set up base on a barren island that would become known as Hong Kong.

The British Empire’s grasp on the Americas was slipping right at the time when they needed those resources most. The massive amounts of tea they imported from China had created a huge trade deficit, but the Chinese were reluctant to let any Europeans trade outside of the Canton port strictly controlled by the Hong. So Britain sent a formal embassy led by Earl George Macartney.

Viking warriors!

Between two relatively short videos, OverSimplified actually presents the American Revolution in a thorough yet digestible way.

Between two relatively short videos, OverSimplified actually presents the American Revolution in a thorough yet digestible way.

WW2, OverSimplified (Part 2)

With two relatively short videos, OverSimplified actually presents World War II in a thorough yet digestible way.

WW2, OverSimplified (Part 1)

Between two relatively short videos, OverSimplified actually presents World War II in a thorough yet digestible way.

 

Mass Hysteria!

Is actually a real, documented thing. Sam O’Nella Academy explains:

YouTuber Sam O’Nella Academy tells us about Castro’s little-known and highly disturbing obsession with dairy.

Castro: “I want a dog-sized cow.” Scientists: “Eh, my commissar. We call that a goat.”

 

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