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What If You Brought Modern Technology to the Middle Ages?



The Middle Ages, a time when you were more likely to die on the toilet than take a bath. And now you’re going there with an educational mission. It’s up to you now. Let’s show the Middle Ages how it’s done. Would you be tried as a witch? Could you cure all diseases? Or would you accidentally create a new pandemic? Would you be able to discover electricity? Will smallpox be cured? What are garderobes?

00:00 Going to the Middle Ages
00:46 Middle Ages Science
01:58 European Hygiene and Medicine
03:55 Discovering Electricity

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