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    • Lehman Brothers

    • Politics, Law & Business
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lehman Brothers Holding Co. was the fourth-largest U.S. investment bank before the firm's spectacular collapse in 2008. Lehman's global businesses previously generated more than $19 billion in 2007 from its vast capital markets, investment banking and investment management businesses. Lehman's Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing on September 15, 2008 marked one of the largest bankruptcies in U.S. history.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Parkour

    • Sport & Action
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the sport of Parkour with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. If there was only one way to describe parkour, it would be to call it a sport. Parkour involves the task of overcoming obstacles, both physical and mental. But not everybody is in agreement with what parkour is truly about. What we do know is that parkour originated in France where it is sometimes referred to as "l'art du déplacement" meaning "the art of displacement".

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    • Film Noir

    • The Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If you're watching a movie where a world-weary detective is having trouble with a "dame" or a "broad", and cigarette smoke is wafting through the scene - you're probably appreciating a bit of "film noir". Film noir literally means black film referring to both the look and the attitude of these movies.

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    • Climbing Everest

    • Sport & Action
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mount Everest is situated in the Himalayan Mountains, on the border between Nepal and Tibet. It is the tallest mountain in the world, standing roughly 29,029 feet above sea level. Every year, Everest gets taller by about half an inch. This is due to movements in the Earth's crust and two tectonic plates, deep beneath the Earth's surface, pushing together.

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    • UFOs

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Learn about UFOs with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. On 25 June 1947, Kenneth Arnold, a United States Forest Service employee and private pilot, witnessed nine Unidentified Flying Objects in the sky near Mount Rainier, Washington. This incident was to mark the beginning of a rapid increase in public interest in UFOs. Arnold, who at the time was searching for a downed transport plane, originally thought the objects he saw were jets. However, on closer inspection, he realised the objects had no tails and all but one looked like flat disks.

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Release date: 09-23-09
    • 2.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

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    • Route 66

    • People & Places
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about Route 66 with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Route 66 is arguably the most famous road in the United States of America. Stretching 2448 miles across much of the country, from Chicago in the East to Los Angeles in the West, it was also America's longest road.

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    • Generalist, Volume 2

    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee, Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A compilation of diverse topics across our 12 categories. You will learn about the Seven Wonders of the World, the invention of the Internet, the history of the Boston Tea Party, the story of the Hollywood blacklist, the cultural phenomenon that is culture jamming, the exciting sport of Parkour, the natural beauty of the aurora borealis, the theory of behavioural economics, the history of the seven archangels, the story behind the Loch Ness monster, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Compilation

    • By Michael T Schreiber on 09-18-09

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    • The Internet

    • Medicine & Inventions
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story of the Internet begins in the early 1960s, when Russia launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial earth satellite. Afraid of the technological potential of the Russians, the United States Department of Defense formed the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), in order to develop US science and technology, and in particular its application in the military.

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    • Hollywood Blacklist

    • The Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It was November 25, 1947.The place was the Hotel Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The president of the Motion Picture Association of America, Eric Johnson, was meeting with 48 film industry executives representing the major studios. The outcome was the joint release of a statement saying the Hollywood studios would not employ Communists. But it did not end there.

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    • Evolution

    • Science & Nature
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the 1830s, a young naturalist called Charles Darwin set out as part of a survey expedition on the HMS Beagle. Darwin collected fossils and different species of plants and animals, and made many detailed observations that inspired him to develop what once seemed an absolutely crazy idea - a theory that would change the world.

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    • Pele

    • Sport & Action
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about Pelé with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Edson Arantes do Nascimento is one of the most successful sports players in history. You probably know this Brazilian soccer player by his nickname: Pelé. He played soccer professionally for 20 years between 1957 and 1977. In that time he went from being a young sporting prodigy to the most admired and distinguished soccer player in history.

    • Sport & Action
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Release date: 09-18-09
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

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    • Epidemics

    • Medicine & Inventions
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Epidemics are important to us as humans because they affect our very survival. Knowing what they are and how to control them have been of interest to us for centuries. A simple explanation of the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic would be to say that an epidemic is the large-scale transmission of an illness, whereas a pandemic is an epidemic that spreads across several countries.

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    • Guantanamo Bay

    • Crime, War & Conflict
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp was set up by the U.S. government as a detention facility for "unlawful enemy combatants" captured in the "war on terror". Opened in 2002, it is located on the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

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    • Triple Crown of Racing

    • Sport & Action
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the US Triple Crown of Racing with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Triple Crown is the most esteemed horse racing trophy in North America. The Triple Crown trophy was introduced in 1930 after a journalist suggested that Gallant Fox's triumph in America's three biggest horse races, the Preakness Stakes, the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, deserved a trophy of its own. He suggested the name, the Triple Crown, after the British Triple Crown trophy.

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    • Flash Mobs

    • Pop Culture
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Have you ever witnessed 200 dancers in gold-lamé trousers invade a Los Angeles department store? Or maybe 300 nude cyclists riding down Paris' Champs-Elysees? Or perhaps you've received a text message inviting you to an impromptu 500-person pillow fight in London's Piccadilly Circus?

    If you answered yes to any of the above, chances are you've unwittingly been exposed to the contemporary but curious cultural phenomenon of the flash mob.

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    • Davis Cup

    • Sport & Action
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn the history of the Davis Cup with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Davis Cup weighs more than 100 kilograms, is over one metre tall, and is the world's oldest sports trophy. It has been filled with champagne in Paris nightclubs, stolen in Peru, and locked in bank vaults during world wars. These days, it is sought after by more than 100 countries every year and known to many as the "holy grail" of men's tennis.

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    • Culture Jamming

    • Pop Culture
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is increasingly in the media, but what exactly is culture jamming and how does it work? Culture jamming is a form of protest in which advertisements and other media messages are re-arranged or parodied in humorous or disturbing ways. The term covers a range of practices, including sabotaging billboards, spoofing well-known ads, and hoaxing the mainstream media.

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    • Krumping

    • Pop Culture
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the dance style of Krumping with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Imagine teams of super athletic dancers, engaging in spectacular and aggressive dance battles, their styles reminiscent of African dance to Hip Hop break beats, the scene looking more like a fight than a dance. The teams of dancers, made up of men, women and children, have their faces painted in elaborate styles from the childlike to the grotesque.

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