Welcome to Explain This!

The world is getting increasingly complex, yet our attention spans are getting shorter. Do you wish someone could just explain everything to you as if you were a five-year-old kid? Are you curious about science, philosophy, history, life and the world in general, but don’t know where to start learning everything from scratch?

Welcome to Explain This, where we’ll untangle the complexities of life and the universe, one bite-sized, child-friendly explanation at a time!

57 – Latitude and Longitude Explain This

How can you use the Sun, the stars, and time to measure your location on Earth? Why were clocks instrumental in conquering the seas? How can you use shadows and wells to prove that the Earth is round?Today, we learn all about the science of location, location, location! And the fascinating history of how sailors navigated the high seas before satellites and Google Maps.Latitude and longitude visualisedUsing latitude and longitude as coordinatesEratosthene's method for calculating Earth's circumferenceAstrolabeEmail: [email protected]: https://www.facebook.com/explainthiscastTwitter: https://twitter.com/ExplainThisCastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/explainthiscast/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@explainthiscast 
  1. 57 – Latitude and Longitude
  2. 56 – Sepsis
  3. 55 – Nuclear Fission
  4. 54 – Western Zodiac
  5. 53 – Tobacco (and why you shouldn't smoke)
  6. 52 – Infinity
  7. 51 – Anaesthesia
  8. 50 – Things We Don't Know
  9. 49 – Irony
  10. 48 – Artificial Intelligence

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