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Brains On presents Forever Ago, a history show for the whole family! Every episode explores the origin of just one thing — like sandwiches, video games, clocks and more — while teaching listeners to think critically about history.
Video games are a lot older than you probably realize, but it took a long time for them to catch on.
Ancient philosophers, French inventors, and one frustrated businessman team up across space and time to bring us the modern camera.
The first skateboards didn't come from a store. Kids had to make them from scratch! And they made for a bumpy ride...
It's a simple recipe: bread, filling, bread. But sandwiches had to get their scrumptious start somewhere.
Long before clocks, humans found creative ways to track time. But it took a daydreaming astronomer and a lot of inventors to get us to the clocks we use today.
From simple smiley faces to sparkly unicorns, we have a lot of emoji options. But it wasn't always this way.
Umbrellas have been shielding us from the elements for thousands of years, but they haven't always been in style.
The oldest known pair of shoes didn't look like much, but foot fashion has come a long ways since prehistoric sandals.