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SYSK Selects: How Revisionist History Works

In this week's SYSK Select episode, perhaps you equate the term to conspiracy theories and Holocaust denials, but revisionism is a genuine discipline in the field of historical study. And thanks to revisionists, we now include a lot more reality - and previously unsung people - in the history of our nations. Learn about historians determined that history is far from set in stone in this episode.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Neat articles on Bigfoot, the Brexit, Krakatoa, scientific experiments on uninformed orphans, hidden treasure and more neat stuff.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on ball lightning, legendary TV shows that actually stink, MH370 and more stuff.

How Triage Works

Triage is a system that provides immediate attention and categorization for medical emergencies that hopefully will never be a big part of your life. Unless you work in an ER. Learn all about the interesting history and current methods for this life saving system today.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Amazing articles on 70s daredevils, true crime, late capitalism, digital marketing voodoo and much more stuff.

How the Moonwalk Works

When Michael Jackson debuted the moonwalk in 1983 the world was enrapt. The dance goes back farther, to the 1930s, and pops up again in the 50s, before reappearing via mimes and West Coast poppers in the 70s. Follow the circuitous route of an iconic move.

The Gettysburg Address: Short and Sweet

The Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in political history, despite only being a few hundred words long. What was so special about this commemoration? We'll give you the skinny right here and now.

How Space Stations Work

It seems like we largely take it for granted these days, but the fact that we have humans living in space is the realization of a scientific dream a century old. Visit the space stations orbiting Earth past, present and future in this episode.

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Some pretty great articles on Siberia's mystery craters, the Stanford sexual assault, ZZ Top, Scientism and more stuff.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Interesting articles on the pandemics on the way, skepticism toward Skeptics, classic car crashes and more neat stuff.