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Minor Histories w/ Joshua Foer

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Join Atlas Obscura's co-founder, Joshua Foer, as he takes you on a fascinating journey through a short history that's long on surprises!

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Why is it so hard to build a giant sphere? What was time like before clocks? Why have humans always been fascinated by miniature writing?

If these are the types of imponderables you often find yourself puzzling over, then you're in the right place. Celebrated science journalist, author of Moonwalking with Einstein, co-founder of Atlas Obscura, and one of the world's most fascinated (and fascinating) creators, Joshua Foer is here to try and answer these and other questions that you didn't even know you had.

During this one hour, online Zoom event, Josh will lead the audience down a curious timeline, connecting facts and events throughout history to create a minor history of a cultural phenomenon. And you the audience are invited to join in! Prepare yourself for a smart, fun, slightly weird, and deeply engrossing interactive trek through some of the most curious corridors of history. Don't miss this very special one-hour Atlas Obscura online experience.

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Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account. Atlas Obscura online experiences are recommended for attendees age 13+.

This Online Experience will be recorded. A temporary link to the recording will be provided in a follow-up email to all ticket holders within 72 hours after the event. Access to this recording will be available for seven days.

We provide closed captioning for all of our Online Experiences, as well as transcripts upon request. Please reach out to us at experiences@atlasobscura.com if you have any questions, requests, or access needs.

This event is one of Atlas Obscura’s Online Experiences. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other.

We encourage you to follow and share the hashtag #AOExperiences for more incredible online experiences and our newest addition of Online Courses with Atlas Obscura and our friends. And check out AtlasObscura.com, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders, to keep virtually exploring the world through the website’s atlas of amazing places, unique stories, and videos.

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