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I Can't Believe That Happened History Podcast for Kids

I Can't Believe That Happened History Podcast for Kids

Monica Michelle

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I Can't Believe That Happened, a children's podcast every week full of interesting moments in History.


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History of Robots: Jaques de Vaucanson :Pooping Robot Duck & the Flute Playing Automaton

Jaques de VaucansonEarly Life:Jaques de Vaucanson was born in Grenoble, France in 170910th child to a poor family of glove makersJaques wanted to become a clock maker as a child. His mother being very religious took Jaques to church with her. While she was in confession Jaques would watch the clock until he memorized its’ mechanisms to such perfection he was able to recreate it at home.When Jaques father died when he was seven he was sent to live and train with the Jesuits. It was a difficult place for Jaques and he did poorly unable to concentrate on lessons. He was even punished for having cogs and wheels to create a boat in his possessions. There was a stand off with the priests where he refused to learn until a teacher would help him make a boat that could cross the pond. After being punished a math teacher and monk decided to help Jaques.Later he became reacquainted with his love of mechanics after meeting the surgeon Claude-Nicolas Le Cat this is where his love of anatomy came from that will feature in his work.At 18 he had his first automaton workshop in Lyon in 1727. Jaques created a robot that would serve the dinner and clear the table. Instead of being impressed one of the politicians found the robot to be an insult to the natural order and demanded the workshop to be destroyed.This era was the time of the robots. They were all the rage in the royal courts though were often classified as toys or games.Jaques was also greatly admired by the famous minds of his time. Voltaire even called him a "new Prometheus".Robots:The Flute PlayerThe flute player while a marvel was Jaques first steps into creating not just a robot that would perform tasks but a robot that could imitate life. In 1737 the flute player was made as a life size Shepard that could play 12 songs.It is said that the flute player came to him in a fevered dream during a four month illness.Vaucanson had been told by a musician that the most difficult instrument to play and tune was a flute. The challenge was set and he decided to make an automaton that would not just mimic playing but would actually play the most difficult instrument.This is what made the flute player unique in a court full of interesting automata was that the machine was playing the music as if it were alive using fashioned lungs that created the breath, fingers that moved, and a mouth that created the shapes need to make the music. The robot was playing the flute in an approximation of how a human would. He also created a tambourine player and a pipe and drum player based on the same principles.The Digesting Duck:When attendance and money fell of from his musiciansin 1739, Jaques turned to something entirely new, the digesting Duck.“…it was the same size as a living duck. It could drink, muddle the water with its beak, quack, rise and settle back on its legs and, spectators were amazed to see, it swallowed food with a quick, realistic gulping action in its flexible neck.” Gaby WoodIt is important to say the duck would grab pellets from the hands of visitors, gulp the food down a tube where the pellets would be “digested” in the duck’s stomach and then the duck would poop out the food. The entire food cycle in a robot duck all to the hilarity and enraptured crowd of France.Research:This Eighteenth-Century Robot Actually Used Breathing to Play the FluteByKat EschnerSMITHSONIANMAG.COMFEBRUARY 24, 2017Living Dolls: A Magical History Of The Quest For Mechanical Life by Gaby Wood The Gaurdia See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

13 minJUN 17
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History of Robots: Jaques de Vaucanson :Pooping Robot Duck & the Flute Playing Automaton

The History of Robots: Leonardo Da Vinci: Robot Knight, Self-Driving Cart, and Robot Lions:

Please Hit That Subscribe & Like. Remember, sharing is caring.Leonardo DaVinci’s Robots History Podcast for Kids. Robot Lion, first self-driving cart, and robot lion all from the 1400’s! Share and press like.Early Life: 1452- 1519 born into a challenging circumstance in Florence, Italy, but was given an apprenticeship at a painter's studio. Fishing reference.Robots:Leonardo’s Mechanical Knight:The knight’s existence was discovered in 1957 by historian Carlo Pedretti.Designed 1495 wearing German-Italian armor. According to records, it is believed the knight was built and at a celebration for Duke Ludovico Sforza in the court of Milan.The knight worked via gear and pulley.2002 the knight was rebuilt by robotics expert Mark Rosheim.The knight went on to NASA helping in designing the planetary exploration robots.Robotic Cart:1478 the design was based on clock works with the power coming from wound up springs to regulate the cart’s drive mechanism.The direction or steering could be ...

11 minMAY 9
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The History of Robots: Leonardo Da Vinci: Robot Knight, Self-Driving Cart, and Robot Lions:

The History of Robots: Al Jazari Brilliant Inventor: A History Podcast for Kids and Curious Adults

Name: Badīʿ az-Zaman Abu l-ʿIzz ibn Ismāʿīl ibn ar-Razāz al-JazarīEarly Life :Born 1136 CEBorn in Upper Mesopotamia. Like his father, he served as chief engineer at Artuklu Palace. His book: The Book of knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices includes all we know of al- Jazari's life and only includes inventions he created himself.Wrote: The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Device descriptions of over fifty mechanical devices with instructions on how to build them. His book was so important because he wrote it with full instructions, not keeping any trade secrets, a DIY book.Famous Inventions:The camshaft: this invention is what truly makes something a programmable computer. These are not seen again in Europe until a few centuries later. While we will focus on his Automata he did invent ways to bring water up without electricity.Automata: Moving peacock driven by hydropower.Musical Robot Band: Remember the can system? Robotic musicians would float on the lake play...

12 minAPR 16
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The History of Robots: Al Jazari Brilliant Inventor: A History Podcast for Kids and Curious Adults

The History of Robots: Hero of Alexandria: History Podcast for Kids and Curious Adults

Lived: 1st century writing between 60-70 AD.Was a student of Ctesibius a man believed to be the head of the Museum of Alexandria. It is thought he was a teacher and lecturer there as well. Historians believe this since his writings appear to be lecture notes. He was also inspired by Inspired by Philo of Byzantium (3 centuries before wrote about the use of trapped and compressed air)The museum was described to be a school that taught through experimenting and doing as well as by lecture. “Unusual blend of pure science with engineering . . . [and] applied technology . . . [where] much can be discovered through experiment.”Wrote: Automata,the Pneumatica, theDioptra,theCatopricaand theMechanicalHero used these techniques and expanded on them using water, steam, a need for the inventions, and a sense of humor.From amusing tabletops (Hercules stands with a bow on the ground is an apple in front is a tree with a servant. If one lifts the apple Hercules draws his arrow and servant begins ...

9 minMAR 26
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The History of Robots: Hero of Alexandria: History Podcast for Kids and Curious Adults

The First Drone: Robot History: History Podcast For Kids and Curious Adults

Archytas of Terentum First Dronemathematician, political leader (elected seven times), and philosopherAlive and active during the time of Plato. We know this because he sent a ship to rescue Plato from Syracuse. (not the city → this guy).We only have four fragments of Archytas' work. We mostly rely on writings that took place fifty years after his death to piece together his life.350 B. C.The first self-propelled flying deviceWooden mechanical dove capable of flapping wings and flying200 Meters using compressed air and steam.These are second-hand reports and many believe pulleys and counterweights were used since the first wind up bird was not invented until a few hundred years later by Hero of Alexandria who will talk about next week-This is only a theory since all records of the event state that-the bird actually flew but with no drawings of the workings of the dove we have to take guesses. Until a clever person or child recreates this original drone using materials and technique...

7 minMAR 13
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The First Drone: Robot History: History Podcast For Kids and Curious Adults

Elizabeth Jennings The Woman Who Started Desegregation of New York Transportation System

Today I want to talk about Elizabeth Jennings her story is about the importance of challenging systemsA special thank you to Mo Rocca and his show Mobituaries for bringing Elizabeth Jennings to my attention and patching up a massive hole in my US. history education.Elizabeth Jennings-Grahm Born free in 1827 to a freeborn father and a mother who was born into slavery. Her father Thomas L. Jennings was the first black patent holder in 1821 for developing a new clothes Cleaning method. He was able to purchase his wife's freedom though under the abolition law of 1799 She remained an indentured servant until 1827. Elizabeth grew up with well politically-active parents. Elizabeth grew up to become a school teacher at New York African Free School-and was the organist at her church.During the 1850's the 'bus' was a horse-drawn wagon. These were not run by the city but by private companies that felt that they could refuse passengers or assign seating based on race. The rule was segregated ca...

11 minFEB 25
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Elizabeth Jennings The Woman Who Started Desegregation of New York Transportation System

Unmasking the Lone Ranger: Bass Reeves Most Feared US Marshall: Black History Month

For the start of black history month, we are going to head all the way back to the old west to meet a man who has been long thought to be the inspiration behind The Lone Ranger. Take a listen through and if you are familiar with the TV show or watched the latest movie let me know below what you think. Without any dispute Bass Reeves was one of the most feared lawmen of the west.Born 1838 in Crawford County, Arkansas as a slave. The slave owner was Confederate Colonel George Reeves and during the war. There are conflicting accounts as to what happened but on record, he said to have left to ensure his safety and his freedom.Bass Reeves escaped into Oklahoma territory where he found help and friendship amongst the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole First Nations Tribes. During his time with The First Nations Tribes, he learned the skills that would make him one of the best lawmen of the west. He learned to track, shoot, ride, and fluently speak five First Nations Languag...

9 minFEB 6
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Unmasking the Lone Ranger: Bass Reeves Most Feared US Marshall: Black History Month

Pandora The World's First AI A History Podcast for Kids and Curious Adults

Pandora:The myth of Pandora can be read as a warning against artificial intelligence or AI. As the first AI being created (by Hephaestus) she did define the chaos of what AI can bring.In Hesiod’s Theogony Pandora is made as a response to Prometheus giving the human’s fire. Zeus seemed to think that was just a step too far in the human power direction and not enough in the all-mighty Zeus and God power line up.So Zeus goes to his brilliant design and crafting god, Hephaestus, and asks him to create a woman. Depending on what you read she is made of earth or breathed into existence using fire.The other Gods and Goddesses circle round giving her intelligence, beauty, and of course curiosity. Her name means “all gifted or all giving”. She is also given a box and told NOT TO OPEN IT.The box contained the entirety of ills that can befall a civilization. Even if you have never heard the myth I bet you can guess what happens. After all of the horrible exits the box (or jar again dependi...

10 minJAN 23
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Pandora The World's First AI A History Podcast for Kids and Curious Adults

Talos The First Robotic Security System: A History of Robots

Hello everyone and this is our first week of robots the history! Robots, can you tell excited I am?Welcome to I can't believe this happened. We are going to start with ancient Greece and we're going, to begin with, the robot Talos.Links:HephaestusMinosZeusCreteColossus of RhodesDo You Want To Contribute? Did you find the wrong fact? Do you have the right one? Would you like to let me know what skills you would give your room protection robot? Click here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

9 minJAN 13
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Talos The First Robotic Security System: A History of Robots

A History of Robots Automatons Preview

Hello everyone and welcome to I Can't Believe that Happened, a short history podcast for kids and curious adults.. Thank you so much for your patience. I know that was a really long break and I am sorry but I think that your patience is going to be worth it because I have been researching for a new season and that is going to be the history of robots.I am so excited about this. I hope you are too. I was thinking, the history of robots we'd be going back to the 1950s and back to the Jetsons and if any of you were too young for the Jetsons see if you can head over to YouTube and find it. I hope you love Rosie as much as I did when I was a kid. We are actually going to be heading back to ancient Greece, and I know when you think ancient Greece, you are not thinking robots. That's what makes this so cool and I promise you there were robots in ancient Greece, and we have a lot of historical records to prove that.It's really cool. I cannot wait to introduce you. We're going to be doing th...

6 minJAN 6
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Latest Episodes

History of Robots: Jaques de Vaucanson :Pooping Robot Duck & the Flute Playing Automaton

Jaques de VaucansonEarly Life:Jaques de Vaucanson was born in Grenoble, France in 170910th child to a poor family of glove makersJaques wanted to become a clock maker as a child. His mother being very religious took Jaques to church with her. While she was in confession Jaques would watch the clock until he memorized its’ mechanisms to such perfection he was able to recreate it at home.When Jaques father died when he was seven he was sent to live and train with the Jesuits. It was a difficult place for Jaques and he did poorly unable to concentrate on lessons. He was even punished for having cogs and wheels to create a boat in his possessions. There was a stand off with the priests where he refused to learn until a teacher would help him make a boat that could cross the pond. After being punished a math teacher and monk decided to help Jaques.Later he became reacquainted with his love of mechanics after meeting the surgeon Claude-Nicolas Le Cat this is where his love of anatomy came from that will feature in his work.At 18 he had his first automaton workshop in Lyon in 1727. Jaques created a robot that would serve the dinner and clear the table. Instead of being impressed one of the politicians found the robot to be an insult to the natural order and demanded the workshop to be destroyed.This era was the time of the robots. They were all the rage in the royal courts though were often classified as toys or games.Jaques was also greatly admired by the famous minds of his time. Voltaire even called him a "new Prometheus".Robots:The Flute PlayerThe flute player while a marvel was Jaques first steps into creating not just a robot that would perform tasks but a robot that could imitate life. In 1737 the flute player was made as a life size Shepard that could play 12 songs.It is said that the flute player came to him in a fevered dream during a four month illness.Vaucanson had been told by a musician that the most difficult instrument to play and tune was a flute. The challenge was set and he decided to make an automaton that would not just mimic playing but would actually play the most difficult instrument.This is what made the flute player unique in a court full of interesting automata was that the machine was playing the music as if it were alive using fashioned lungs that created the breath, fingers that moved, and a mouth that created the shapes need to make the music. The robot was playing the flute in an approximation of how a human would. He also created a tambourine player and a pipe and drum player based on the same principles.The Digesting Duck:When attendance and money fell of from his musiciansin 1739, Jaques turned to something entirely new, the digesting Duck.“…it was the same size as a living duck. It could drink, muddle the water with its beak, quack, rise and settle back on its legs and, spectators were amazed to see, it swallowed food with a quick, realistic gulping action in its flexible neck.” Gaby WoodIt is important to say the duck would grab pellets from the hands of visitors, gulp the food down a tube where the pellets would be “digested” in the duck’s stomach and then the duck would poop out the food. The entire food cycle in a robot duck all to the hilarity and enraptured crowd of France.Research:This Eighteenth-Century Robot Actually Used Breathing to Play the FluteByKat EschnerSMITHSONIANMAG.COMFEBRUARY 24, 2017Living Dolls: A Magical History Of The Quest For Mechanical Life by Gaby Wood The Gaurdia See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

13 minJUN 17
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History of Robots: Jaques de Vaucanson :Pooping Robot Duck & the Flute Playing Automaton

The History of Robots: Leonardo Da Vinci: Robot Knight, Self-Driving Cart, and Robot Lions:

Please Hit That Subscribe & Like. Remember, sharing is caring.Leonardo DaVinci’s Robots History Podcast for Kids. Robot Lion, first self-driving cart, and robot lion all from the 1400’s! Share and press like.Early Life: 1452- 1519 born into a challenging circumstance in Florence, Italy, but was given an apprenticeship at a painter's studio. Fishing reference.Robots:Leonardo’s Mechanical Knight:The knight’s existence was discovered in 1957 by historian Carlo Pedretti.Designed 1495 wearing German-Italian armor. According to records, it is believed the knight was built and at a celebration for Duke Ludovico Sforza in the court of Milan.The knight worked via gear and pulley.2002 the knight was rebuilt by robotics expert Mark Rosheim.The knight went on to NASA helping in designing the planetary exploration robots.Robotic Cart:1478 the design was based on clock works with the power coming from wound up springs to regulate the cart’s drive mechanism.The direction or steering could be ...

11 minMAY 9
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The History of Robots: Leonardo Da Vinci: Robot Knight, Self-Driving Cart, and Robot Lions:

The History of Robots: Al Jazari Brilliant Inventor: A History Podcast for Kids and Curious Adults

Name: Badīʿ az-Zaman Abu l-ʿIzz ibn Ismāʿīl ibn ar-Razāz al-JazarīEarly Life :Born 1136 CEBorn in Upper Mesopotamia. Like his father, he served as chief engineer at Artuklu Palace. His book: The Book of knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices includes all we know of al- Jazari's life and only includes inventions he created himself.Wrote: The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Device descriptions of over fifty mechanical devices with instructions on how to build them. His book was so important because he wrote it with full instructions, not keeping any trade secrets, a DIY book.Famous Inventions:The camshaft: this invention is what truly makes something a programmable computer. These are not seen again in Europe until a few centuries later. While we will focus on his Automata he did invent ways to bring water up without electricity.Automata: Moving peacock driven by hydropower.Musical Robot Band: Remember the can system? Robotic musicians would float on the lake play...

12 minAPR 16
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The History of Robots: Al Jazari Brilliant Inventor: A History Podcast for Kids and Curious Adults

The History of Robots: Hero of Alexandria: History Podcast for Kids and Curious Adults

Lived: 1st century writing between 60-70 AD.Was a student of Ctesibius a man believed to be the head of the Museum of Alexandria. It is thought he was a teacher and lecturer there as well. Historians believe this since his writings appear to be lecture notes. He was also inspired by Inspired by Philo of Byzantium (3 centuries before wrote about the use of trapped and compressed air)The museum was described to be a school that taught through experimenting and doing as well as by lecture. “Unusual blend of pure science with engineering . . . [and] applied technology . . . [where] much can be discovered through experiment.”Wrote: Automata,the Pneumatica, theDioptra,theCatopricaand theMechanicalHero used these techniques and expanded on them using water, steam, a need for the inventions, and a sense of humor.From amusing tabletops (Hercules stands with a bow on the ground is an apple in front is a tree with a servant. If one lifts the apple Hercules draws his arrow and servant begins ...

9 minMAR 26
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The History of Robots: Hero of Alexandria: History Podcast for Kids and Curious Adults

The First Drone: Robot History: History Podcast For Kids and Curious Adults

Archytas of Terentum First Dronemathematician, political leader (elected seven times), and philosopherAlive and active during the time of Plato. We know this because he sent a ship to rescue Plato from Syracuse. (not the city → this guy).We only have four fragments of Archytas' work. We mostly rely on writings that took place fifty years after his death to piece together his life.350 B. C.The first self-propelled flying deviceWooden mechanical dove capable of flapping wings and flying200 Meters using compressed air and steam.These are second-hand reports and many believe pulleys and counterweights were used since the first wind up bird was not invented until a few hundred years later by Hero of Alexandria who will talk about next week-This is only a theory since all records of the event state that-the bird actually flew but with no drawings of the workings of the dove we have to take guesses. Until a clever person or child recreates this original drone using materials and technique...

7 minMAR 13
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The First Drone: Robot History: History Podcast For Kids and Curious Adults

Elizabeth Jennings The Woman Who Started Desegregation of New York Transportation System

Today I want to talk about Elizabeth Jennings her story is about the importance of challenging systemsA special thank you to Mo Rocca and his show Mobituaries for bringing Elizabeth Jennings to my attention and patching up a massive hole in my US. history education.Elizabeth Jennings-Grahm Born free in 1827 to a freeborn father and a mother who was born into slavery. Her father Thomas L. Jennings was the first black patent holder in 1821 for developing a new clothes Cleaning method. He was able to purchase his wife's freedom though under the abolition law of 1799 She remained an indentured servant until 1827. Elizabeth grew up with well politically-active parents. Elizabeth grew up to become a school teacher at New York African Free School-and was the organist at her church.During the 1850's the 'bus' was a horse-drawn wagon. These were not run by the city but by private companies that felt that they could refuse passengers or assign seating based on race. The rule was segregated ca...

11 minFEB 25
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Elizabeth Jennings The Woman Who Started Desegregation of New York Transportation System

Unmasking the Lone Ranger: Bass Reeves Most Feared US Marshall: Black History Month

For the start of black history month, we are going to head all the way back to the old west to meet a man who has been long thought to be the inspiration behind The Lone Ranger. Take a listen through and if you are familiar with the TV show or watched the latest movie let me know below what you think. Without any dispute Bass Reeves was one of the most feared lawmen of the west.Born 1838 in Crawford County, Arkansas as a slave. The slave owner was Confederate Colonel George Reeves and during the war. There are conflicting accounts as to what happened but on record, he said to have left to ensure his safety and his freedom.Bass Reeves escaped into Oklahoma territory where he found help and friendship amongst the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole First Nations Tribes. During his time with The First Nations Tribes, he learned the skills that would make him one of the best lawmen of the west. He learned to track, shoot, ride, and fluently speak five First Nations Languag...

9 minFEB 6
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Unmasking the Lone Ranger: Bass Reeves Most Feared US Marshall: Black History Month

Pandora The World's First AI A History Podcast for Kids and Curious Adults

Pandora:The myth of Pandora can be read as a warning against artificial intelligence or AI. As the first AI being created (by Hephaestus) she did define the chaos of what AI can bring.In Hesiod’s Theogony Pandora is made as a response to Prometheus giving the human’s fire. Zeus seemed to think that was just a step too far in the human power direction and not enough in the all-mighty Zeus and God power line up.So Zeus goes to his brilliant design and crafting god, Hephaestus, and asks him to create a woman. Depending on what you read she is made of earth or breathed into existence using fire.The other Gods and Goddesses circle round giving her intelligence, beauty, and of course curiosity. Her name means “all gifted or all giving”. She is also given a box and told NOT TO OPEN IT.The box contained the entirety of ills that can befall a civilization. Even if you have never heard the myth I bet you can guess what happens. After all of the horrible exits the box (or jar again dependi...

10 minJAN 23
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Pandora The World's First AI A History Podcast for Kids and Curious Adults

Talos The First Robotic Security System: A History of Robots

Hello everyone and this is our first week of robots the history! Robots, can you tell excited I am?Welcome to I can't believe this happened. We are going to start with ancient Greece and we're going, to begin with, the robot Talos.Links:HephaestusMinosZeusCreteColossus of RhodesDo You Want To Contribute? Did you find the wrong fact? Do you have the right one? Would you like to let me know what skills you would give your room protection robot? Click here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

9 minJAN 13
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Talos The First Robotic Security System: A History of Robots

A History of Robots Automatons Preview

Hello everyone and welcome to I Can't Believe that Happened, a short history podcast for kids and curious adults.. Thank you so much for your patience. I know that was a really long break and I am sorry but I think that your patience is going to be worth it because I have been researching for a new season and that is going to be the history of robots.I am so excited about this. I hope you are too. I was thinking, the history of robots we'd be going back to the 1950s and back to the Jetsons and if any of you were too young for the Jetsons see if you can head over to YouTube and find it. I hope you love Rosie as much as I did when I was a kid. We are actually going to be heading back to ancient Greece, and I know when you think ancient Greece, you are not thinking robots. That's what makes this so cool and I promise you there were robots in ancient Greece, and we have a lot of historical records to prove that.It's really cool. I cannot wait to introduce you. We're going to be doing th...

6 minJAN 6
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