Survival Knots: How to Make the Figure Eight Knot

Survival Knots: How to Make the Figure Eight Knot

Hi guys! I’m Selene Survival Goddess and today I want to share with you The Four Ancient Maritime Knots for Survival. The fourth and final knot of the Ancient Maritime Knots is called the Figure Eight Knot. There are two different forms of the Figure Eight Knot that are particularly useful for survival The Simple […]

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The Endless Knot: An Introduction

The Endless Knot: An Introduction

Welcome to the Endless Knot. Let’s look at what paying attention to connections can tell us about language, history and thought. The world is a complicated place. We’ve all heard the pop culture references to six degrees of separation and the Kevin Bacon game, or the butterfly effect, in which chaos theory tells us that […]

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Survival Knots: How to Make the Clove Hitch Knot

Survival Knots: How to Make the Clove Hitch Knot

Hi guys! I’m Selene Survival Goddess and today I want to share with you The Four Ancient Maritime Knots for Survival. The second knot you should know is called the Clove Hitch. The Clove Hitch ties the rope to an object. A few Clove Hitch uses include starting and finishing shelter lashings, the Egyptian bow […]

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A musical that examines black identity in the 1901 World’s Fair | Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin

The archive. One may envision rooms and shelves stocked with boxes and cartons of old stuff. And yet, for those who are patient enough to dig through it, the archive provides the precious opportunity to touch the past, to feel and learn from the experiences of once-living people who now seem dead and buried deeply […]

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What Made Hikers Take Clothes Off In Below Freezing Temps? (The Dyatlov Pass Mystery)

What Made Hikers Take Clothes Off In Below Freezing Temps? (The Dyatlov Pass Mystery)

February 2nd, 1959 – It’s a bitterly cold night in the remote northern Soviet Union wilderness. Nine hikers make camp in a Ural Mountains pass near the peak known as Kholat Syakhl, or the Dead Mountain. They are 7 days into a strenuous 16 day expedition and are slightly off course due to losing their […]

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What’s so Special about Shetland Wool? – Yarn University #11

What’s so Special about Shetland Wool? – Yarn University #11

If you’re at all familiar with fair isle knitting, you’ve probably heard of Shetland wool. But aside from grazing on picturesque, windswept moors what makes Shetland sheep different from other famous breeds? Sheep are just sheep, right? (“Pomp and Circumstance”) (sheep baaa!) Shetland sheep come from, you guessed it, the Shetland Islands in Scotland but […]

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What is Cashmere? 🐐 – Yarn University #3

What is Cashmere? 🐐 – Yarn University #3

Who doesn’t want to wrap themselves up in a cozy cashmere sweater? Maybe you’ve worked with it before on an extra special project or, perhaps, you’ve just been lucky enough to pet it at the yarn shop. But where does cashmere come from and why the heck is it so expensive? (Pomp and Circumstance)(sheep maaah!) […]

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I am a Wool Waulker | INDIE ALASKA

I am a Wool Waulker | INDIE ALASKA

One… Two… Three… Four… Five… Back in the day In Anchorage you couldn’t just buy clothes very inexpensively most people actually made them so I’ve been sewing clothes for a very long time This is the kirtle. That’s what they call it. And then as time progressed, I wanted something unique. So hand weaving fabric […]

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The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24

The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So we’re going to turn our attention now to the Industrial Revolution, one of the most significant developments in human history. Like, imagine with me that it’s 1820. I got this idea from the economist Robert Gordon by the way. You live in, say, […]

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