Ezekiel Jacob

Jan 28, 201829 minutes

This week, Ezekiel Jacob discusses with Ivan Wise six things which he thinks should be better known:

  1. The evolution of powered flight in birds: why some birds learnt to fly and why others did not - www2.gwu.edu/~darwin/BiSc151/Birds/Birds.HTML

  2. The Varangian Guard: an elite unit of the Byzantine army, featuring Harold Hardrada -www.realmofhistory.com/2016/04/20/10-fascinating-facts-varangian-guard/

  3. Chaser’s War on Everything: an Australian satirical sketch show - www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X3aqifX66E

  4. Kublai Khan’s failed invasions of South East Asia: Genghis’ grandson takes China but fails to take Japan, Java or Vietnam - www.thoughtco.com/the-mongol-invasions-of-japan-195559

  5. Molesworth: books written by Geoffrey Willans and illustrated by Ronald Searle - www.lrb.co.uk/v22/n04/thomas-jones/swete-lavender

  6. Caledonian Orogeny: a geologist’s explanation for the 2014 Scottish referendum - www.geolsoc.org.uk/Plate-Tectonics/Chap4-Plate-Tectonics-of-the-UK/Caledonian-Orogeney

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