Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England

Ian Mortimer takes us back to Elizabethan England and reveals, in vivid detail, a living, breathing Tudor world in the Golden Age. Viewers learn how ordinary Tudor housewives turned plants into medicine, how the middle classes kept themselves clean using linen cloths, how the poor made pottage, how cooks of the rich devised recipes for new ingredients, and how Tudors learned to read and write. Two incredible episodes by BBC.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Spooky warm-ups for Friday 13th

If you’re a big fan of superstition and the supernatural, you are surely in your element today. Not only is it Friday the 13th (supposedly the most unlucky date on the calendar), there’s also going to be a massive full moon in the sky tonight. The last time there was a full moon on Friday the 13th was in October 2000. We won’t see one again until August 2049! If you want to know more about Friday 13th tradition and superstition, read here.
In celebration of this creepy (and rare) calendar day, TED-Ed has gathered up five of their scariest lessons, sure to get you in the spirit of all things spooky. Check them out below.