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Pickelhaube Helmet - It's origins & history

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Pickelhaube Helmet - It's origins & history

"The distinctive spiked helmet, the so-called Pickelhaube, although it had existed previously, and not only in the German Empire, was symbolic for the Wilhelmine period, for the Imperial Army, and German militarism in general..."

"The Pickelhaube is still part of the parade/ceremonial uniform of the Life Guards of Sweden, the National Republican Guard (GNR) of Portugal, the military academies of Chile, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador, the Military College of Bolivia, the Army Central Band and Army School Bands of Chile, the Chilean Army's 1st Cavalry and 1st Artillery Regiments, and the Presidential Guard Battalion and National Police of Colombia..."

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How to Fight Like a Victorian Gentleman Using a Walking Stick

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How to Fight Like a Victorian Gentleman Using a Walking Stick

Bartitsu, the Sherlock Holmes art of self-defense, using a walking stick is making a come back.
"Bartitsu was developed by Edward Barton-Wright, a British engineer who moved to Japan in 1895. After returning to London, just before the turn of the century, he created a mixed martial art hybrid, combining elements of judo, jujitsu, British boxing, and fighting with a walking stick."

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How To Look Through A Telescope

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How To Look Through A Telescope

Looking for an advice video on How To Look Through A Telescope?
This helpful video explains exactly how it's done, and will help you get good at solar system. Enjoy this tutorial from the world's most comprehensive library of free factual video content online.

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How to Read a Sundial

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How to Read a Sundial

"Ancient civilizations used sundials to distinguish time and seasons.
In modern day, we can still use the sun to tell time. Here are some tips on how to read one..."

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The Past, Present, and Future of the Cuckoo Clock

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The Past, Present, and Future of the Cuckoo Clock

"Although often associated with Switzerland, the cuckoo clock was more likely invented in Germany sometime in the 17th century. I use the word “likely” because the origins of the cuckoo clock are unclear and its invention is still a topic of debate among horologists."

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