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Floyd Patterson – Complete Championship Profile

Floyd Patterson – Complete Championship Profile

This is Rummy’s Corner. Floyd Patterson got his first opportunity to fight for a championship on November 30, 1956 when he squared off against Archie Moore for the vacant heavyweight world championship. Right from the start Patterson’s faster hands and overall quickness were giving the Old Mongoose a lot of trouble. Patterson was exhibiting great balance, solid defense, and a…

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Meat Ants | The Kickboxing Ants From Down Under

Hi guys, my name’s Jordan, and in this video, it’s another entry in my “Ant Documentary” series. Where I go out with my camera exploring nature, and documenting the lives of various ant species. Showcasing their unique… Fascinating… and some times, rather quirky characteristics. In this episode, I’m covering another iconic Australian species. They are, the highly fearsome and dominant,…

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The Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901) | Project Revolution | History of China

The Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901) | Project Revolution | History of China

The Boxer Rebellion was the fourth and largest war, Imperial China fought against Western powers in the nineteenth century (2.382). Oddly enough, in its early stages the Boxer movement was pitted against both Western influences in China and the Manchu-led Qing dynasty. The Qing Empress Dowager Cixi, however, saw the possibility to use these rebels for her own ends and…

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The Fight for California’s Fresh Water: America’s Water Crisis (Part 3/3)

EMERSON ROSENTHAL: The most important thing to know about fresh water in California is that there just isn’t enough. The second thing you quickly find out is that the state’s no stranger to full-on water wars. Basically, whoever controls the water in California controls the future. Currently the dominant player in the state’s big agriculture is Paramount Farms, which is…

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Takanakuy: Fistfighting in the Andes

Takanakuy: Fistfighting in the Andes

[INTRO PLAYING] [CHEERING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE] THOMAS MORTON: Hi. It’s Thomas. We’re in the Peruvian Andes. It’s the day before Christmas. All these guys are about to go beat the shit out of each other. It’s called Takanakuy. [CHEERING AND MUSIC IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE] THOMAS MORTON: Takanakuy is a giant mass brawl that happens every year at Christmastime in the…

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Boxing Dads

The major reason that the “Father and Sons” Group came about was a way of fathers and sons interacting with each other on a level playing ground. Clearly it’s a violent sport, but it builds character within that, and the structure and the discipline that Joe passes on to the kids here is key to that. People think that it’s…

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