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History 101: The Protestant Reformation | National Geographic

History 101: The Protestant Reformation | National Geographic

– [Narrator] The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century shook the very foundation of Europe’s cultural identity. The Reformation was a revolution of religion in western Europe. Essentially, it was the result of centuries worth of political and social grievances against the Christian Church as it existed. Christianity, which began as a fledgling religion in the 1st century, had grown by the 13th century into an institution powerful enough to rival state governments. For instance, the Pope, then the leader…

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Solar Eclipse 101 | National Geographic

Solar Eclipse 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] A solar eclipse happens when a new moon moves between the Earth and the sun, blocking some or all of the sun’s rays from reaching the Earth. By cosmic chance, even though the sun is 400 times wider than the moon, it’s also 400 times farther away. Therefore, the two objects appear the same size in our sky. Astronomers are able to predict eclipses because the Earth and moon have very predictable orbits. Why, then, isn’t there an…

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Valley of the Boom: Trailer #1 | National Geographic

Valley of the Boom: Trailer #1 | National Geographic

– That little A and At? See, that’s what I said. Mm-hm. Um, Katie said she thought it was “about.” Yeah. Oh. MAN: But I’d never heard it. KATIE COURIC: Or around or about. MAN: I’d never heard it said. I’d always seen the mark but never heard it said. Yeah. What is internet anyway? KATIE COURIC: What do you say to that, Allison? MAN: What, do you write to it, like mail? No, a lot of people use it…

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Your Guide to San Francisco | National Geographic

Your Guide to San Francisco | National Geographic

– [Narrator] San Francisco is a rush. A rush of art, flavors, history, and innovation. (funky rhythmic music) It’s all packed into a seven-by-seven-mile square, between the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. The city has long attracted trailblazers and countercultures. The Gold Rush, immigration, beatniks, hippies, the LGBTQ community, and the tech industry have all fueled San Francisco’s enduring influence on American culture. If you’ve seen a movie set in San Francisco, you’ve probably seen Chinatown. The Dragon…

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Your Sneakers Are Part of the Plastic Problem | National Geographic

Your Sneakers Are Part of the Plastic Problem | National Geographic

(chill music) – [Narrator] You can tell a lot about a person based on their shoes. And today, there’s a ton of options. In 2018, footwear was a $250 billion industry. With over 24 million shoes produced globally. Just look at Kanye. His shoe and apparel line is valued at $1 billion. The problem is, lots of shoes, especially sneakers, aren’t made to last. They’re made of plastic and we can’t recycle them. So a lot of ’em end up…

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One Strange Rock – Trailer | National Geographic

One Strange Rock – Trailer | National Geographic

[suspenseful music] I am going to tell you about the most incredible place. And you know what? You’re walking on it. Our planet is literally bursting with life. [echo] [popping] [plunk] [rhythmic vibrations] There’s so much activity, and our planet is right in the middle of it. I really wish that everyone could see the world the way that I’ve had a chance to see it. The strangest place in the whole universe might just be right here. [pulsations] “One…

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How Your Toothbrush Became a Part of the Plastic Crisis | National Geographic

How Your Toothbrush Became a Part of the Plastic Crisis | National Geographic

(tapping) – [Narrator] Hopefully you know this already but … that’s a toothbrush. So are these. And the one thing they have in common: they’re all plastic. But here’s something you might not know. This routine has been around for a millennia. And back then, they used chewing sticks. (sticks rattling) Fast forward a bit to 1498, China. They used a bamboo handle and some hog hair. (snorting) But here’s the thing. One estimate says one billion toothbrushes are ending…

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Pregnancy 101 | National Geographic

Pregnancy 101 | National Geographic

(elegant piano music) – [Narrator] The product of millions of years of evolution, the human body is capable of many remarkable things, but none of which may be quite so incredible as the development of life in utero. (calm music) Over three million babies are born each year in the United States alone. Worldwide, the highest fertility rate is found in Niger, where the average woman gives birth to approximately 6.49 children in her lifetime. Singapore sits on the opposite…

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Illegal Marijuana Farms Endanger Wildlife on California’s Public Lands | National Geographic

Illegal Marijuana Farms Endanger Wildlife on California’s Public Lands | National Geographic

So two teams coming off separate points on the ridge, press out with it Okay, right where we’re at right now is what would be considered the lion’s den of marijuana cultivation in California or North America? This is also a prime area for a lot of threatened endangered species There’s a marijuana garden about a half mile away and hopefully we can apprehend them That risk of coming into a grow that has people that are defending their crop…

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Venus 101 | National Geographic

Venus 101 | National Geographic

(ethereal music) – [Angeli Gabriel] Named after the ancient Roman goddess of beauty, Venus is known for its exceptional brightness in the night sky. But behind this facade is a world of storms and infernos unlike anywhere else in the solar system. Venus, the second planet from the sun, is very similar to Earth from a distance. But up close, it’s a very different world. Venus is about the same size as Earth, just slightly smaller. It’s structure is also…

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