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    Josiah Henson and the Underground Railroad in Ontario | Le chemin de fer clandestin en Ontario
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    Josiah Henson and the Underground Railroad in Ontario | Le chemin de fer clandestin en Ontario

    August 17, 2019


    We’re in Southwestern Ontario in a little town called Dresden at the Josiah Henson Interpretative Centre of the Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site. I think one of the most remarkable things about Josiah Henson’s story is he was a black man who was only considered as property. But here, this man went across the world. He went to England. He met the Queen. He met the President of the United States because he had worked himself up to a position where he was a leader within the black community and the work that he did here in Dresden at the Dawn Settlement really helped put Canada on the map as a safe haven for refugees escaping from slavery in the United States. I was born and raised in Dresden, Ontario and still live here and raised my family here. Like Josiah Henson and his family, my ancestors also came by way of the Underground Railroad. I think Black History month is very important for these children to learn about their heritage and let them know that they need to be proud of their heritage. There is a place for the past, but we need to lead them into the future. I think the students that come here from the city are really surprised that this is in its – kind of in its rawest form how we came here to Canada, ’cause we need to study our past in order to understand our present and build a better future for ourselves.

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    DEADLIEST SPIDER BITE!

    August 13, 2019


    – [Coyote] You ready? – [Cameraman] Oh,
    spider, huge spider! Right there right there,
    Oh, whoa. right there, right there.
    Is that a tarantula? – [Coyote] No no no no no. I think that’s a
    funnel web spider. – Okay, a bite from this
    is potentially lethal. I’m just gonna set that down
    and see if I can coax it. It’s in, it’s in
    there, it’s in there. (highly energetic music) Australia’s arguably the most dangerous continent
    in the world. I’m sure that as your
    imagination begins to run wild, you are likely
    thinking about being snatched from a river’s
    edge and eaten alive by a giant Saltwater Crocodile. Or perhaps you are envisioning
    how terrifying it would be if you were to stumble
    upon and be bitten by one of it’s incredibly
    venomous snakes, like the Eastern Brown. However, it’s not
    only the reptiles that you need to be weary off. Tonight we are exploring
    just outside of Sydney, the most densely populated
    city in Australia, which also happens to be home to the world’s deadliest spider,
    the Sydney Funnel Web. Armed with a set
    of massive fangs, and an incredibly toxic
    venom, just a single bite from this spider has the
    ability to kill a human. Sounds terrifying, yet these
    spiders are rather illusive and tend to avoid
    humans at all cost. In fact, they can be
    rather difficult to find, as building their silk
    lined, funnel shaped burrows under rocks or in rotting logs keeps them hidden
    and out of sight. Ooh, covered in ants,
    watch out for that. Let’s go on the back
    side of this tree. There’s some logs
    to flip over here. So, unless you’re like me
    and are flipping over debris in the environment, your
    odds of encountering one are pretty unlikely. You ready? Lift this up. Oh, spider, huge spider. Right there, right there,
    Oh, Whoa. right there, right there.
    Is that a tarantula? No, no, no, no, no, I think
    that’s a Funnel Web Spider. Right there, just came out
    from underneath that log. Look at it’s
    abdomen, right there. Holy cow, that’s definitely
    a Funnel Web Spider. Hold on, I need to get
    it in this container. Oh my gosh, did you see? It’s a good thing I picked up
    the log from the other side. It was just burrowed
    right underneath there. – [Cameraman] That’s a
    tiny container, dude. That looks too big
    to be a Funnel Web. – [Coyote] No, no,
    no, it definitely is. Look at the front of it’s body. – [Cameraman] Oh yeah. – [Coyote] Wow, that
    spider’s so big, I don’t think it’s going
    to fit in this container. Mario, you have that bigger jar? – [Mario] Yeah, I think might
    have one in my backpack. Hang on. – [Coyote] Let me see
    if I can peel back some of these grasses.
    It looks like a tarantula but, Ooh, it’s moving, hurry up. – [Mario] I understand, here. – [Coyote] Okay, bite from
    this is potentially lethal. I’m just going to set that
    down and see if I can coax it. I’m going to try to coax it
    right into the container. Now they cannot jump but
    they will lunge forward. Oh, it’s in, it’s
    in there, it’s in. There we go. Wow, look at that.
    Oh yeah. That is 100 percent
    a Funnel Web Spider. – [Cameraman] That is a big one. – Wow, we can not
    miss getting this up close for the cameras. Okay, let me grab my bag and
    let’s head up to those rocks. Wow, that is without
    question a Funnel Web Spider. The question that remains
    is what species is it? I want to find a
    good, flat open rock. – [Cameraman] How about
    that one right there? – This? Yeah.
    Yeah, that looks pretty. – [Cameraman] Or that
    one. Is that better? – Yeah, that’s a
    little bit better. Let’s see if it will just
    sit on top of the rocks if it’s just like this. – [Cameraman] Yeah, I
    like this, this is good. – Wow. – [Cameraman] Let’s have a look. – That is intimidating. It does, it looks
    like a tarantula. I know you said,
    “Is it a tarantula? “You sure it’s a
    Funnel Web Spider?” 100 percent certain it’s
    a Funnel Web Spider. One of the ways that you can
    identify this species as such is they have a very
    bald cephalothorax. Now, they do have hairs on
    their legs, and on the abdomen, but that is how you can
    recognize a Funnel Web Spider, and that’s the perfect
    sort of place to find them. Underneath logs
    where they can wait and ambush for their prey. Now, they will also,
    obviously, be inside of burrows with those little funnel web
    systems, and whoa, am I glad that I picked up the log
    from the end that I did. Now, my fingers didn’t
    tuck underneath the log. I was on the top side
    and that’s why you always pick up a log from an
    area that you can see, because if you tuck
    your fingers underneath, you grapple onto that
    spider, and you take a bite, you are on your way to the
    hospital, without question. Okay, now, I know it’s probably
    kind of tough to see it inside of this container, so
    let me see if I can take it out and place it on the rock here, and let’s get some
    shots with you. Are you ready for that? – [Cameraman] Okay,
    let me help the guys break out the light real quick. – Okay,
    It’s getting dark. We’re losing light here. (dramatic music) Alright guys, we have
    the lights set up now, and in the lights, the
    spider is even more intimidating looking. You can see the sheen on the
    legs and the cephalothorax. Ah, it’s already cast
    a little bit of webbing inside the container
    there, and uh, I think if you guys are ready, let’s take it out
    of the container and see if it will just hold
    it’s ground here on the rock. Now, this is an extremely
    aggressive spider species, and often times, they won’t run, but what they will do is rear up and show you those fangs,
    and those front legs. Okay.
    We have to be very cautious. Yeah, I’m just going to
    gently tilt this down like this, and let’s
    see if it will crawl out and just stop right
    there, here we go. Okay, see if I can
    get it to stay still. Ooh, you stay, you
    stay, you stay. Actually, maybe I’ll do this. It seems to be more comfortable
    inside the container. – [Cameraman] Yeah,
    that works for me. How about you, Mario?
    Okay. This is such a dangerous spider. I mean, even more so
    than a wandering spider. – [Cameramen] Ohh.
    Okay. Look at those hooked legs,
    allowing it to hold on to the edge of the container. Let me see if I do
    this, maybe if I put the container over
    top of it, and give it just a second to
    stay right there. Now, one reason that
    the bite it so bad is that because when they
    bite, their fangs are so long, they actually will
    hook into you, hold on, and continue
    to pump venom. And it’s not like a Black
    Widow or a Red Back Spider where they might give
    you a warning bite. A bite from this spider
    species is full on, as much venom as I can inject. Okay, let’s try this. Everybody got a decent
    shot on the spider? There you have it, wow,
    and just for scale. Look at how big that
    spider is next to my hand. Not taking my eyes
    off of the arachnid. That is definitely as close
    as I feel like I can get. Alright Mark, let’s try this, I’m going to try to present it from just it’s still
    position, right there, and like all spider species,
    you see those very defined eight legs, but they also have
    very long pedipalps upfront and that helps them to
    grapple on to their prey, and when they rear up,
    they show those fangs, and their fangs are
    incredibly long. Longer, in some
    cases, than even some of the snake species
    here in Australia. Now, one of the reasons that
    this spider is considered so dangerous, is because
    they can often times be found in residential areas. The Sydney Funnel Web
    specifically is often times found right in
    people’s backyards. That’s why they tell
    you if you’re out there working in the garden, make
    sure you have on gloves. You can be tilling up
    dirt, accidentally grab one of these things, it bites
    you on the tip of the finger, and you may be seeing symptoms
    in as few as 15 minutes. Now, the immediate bite, you’re
    definitely going to notice. The fangs are long
    enough to draw blood, but immediately you’ll feel
    throbbing in your finger, and shortly after,
    you’ll start to feel a tingling in your
    mouth and lips. Now, if you’re bitten
    by one of these spiders, you want to apply compression
    to the entire arm. So, let’s say you’re bitten
    on the top of your finger, put compression straps up
    the length of your arm. That will help slow the movement of the venom into your body. Wow, that is impressive. Now, there are around
    40 recognized species of Funnel Web Spider, with
    one of the most dangerous being the Sydney Funnel
    Web, and I can’t identify exactly if this is
    a Sydney or not, but what we do want to do
    is actually take this spider back with us into civilization. Where we want to go is the
    Australian Reptile Park. They are, oh, it’s moving. The Australian Reptile
    Park is the one place in Australia where they
    actually extract venom from these spiders
    and then in turn build an antivenom for
    people that are bitten. So, this spider that
    we found right here, might actually be used
    to save some lives. How cool is that?
    Awesome. I think the best thing to
    do now is put a cap on this, place it in my pack,
    and call it a night. I’m Coyote Peterson,
    be brave, stay wild. We’ll see you on
    the next adventure. Alright, we are
    taking this spider to the Australian Reptile Park. Wow, what a find! Australia’s home to a collection
    of dangerous arachnids, from the Red Back,
    to the Huntsmen, and ultimately the Funnel Web. This beautiful continent is
    crawling with venomous spiders. Catching a Funnel Web
    Spider is something I had always hoped to do, and
    now with one in my possession, it was time that the crew and I headed to the
    Australian Reptile Park. Famous for being the only
    sanctuary of it’s type in Australia, they’re
    renowned for their spider and snake venom milking program. Will our spider’s venom be
    used to save human lives? Stay tuned for the
    fascinating conclusion as I get dangerously close
    to this creepy arachnid. And don’t forget, subscribe so
    you can join me and the crew on this season of
    Breaking Trail. Things are about
    to get dangerous. (animal noises)

    1.49 The Railroad (은파호수공원) | Xuffed678/Gabriel Ross
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    1.49 The Railroad (은파호수공원) | Xuffed678/Gabriel Ross

    August 13, 2019


    Hey guys, it’s Gabriel.
    So this is the last episode before my Season Finale and there’s definitely a lot of things
    to show you guys. So let’s get right into it.
    So it’s the last weekend that I have with my mom.
    I go straight from Busan to Gunsan. I arrived, I met up with my mom and my aunt
    화자 이모 and from there we went to actually go meet my other aunt, 윤자 이모 and–
    –She’s the one who cut my hair. She actually works at a place called 네네
    치킨. 네네 치킨 I’ve never had before.
    I’ve had 노랑통닭 which is really really good.
    I love the chicken there, but it always has bones in it.
    And I just–I get so lazy and for some reason like in Korea I feel like
    eating anything with bones is just such a hassle.
    Koreans love to eat fish and there’s just like fish bones everywhere.
    And I’m just like, “I’m not eating anything, I’m just eating bones and there’s like a little
    thing of meat.” So we decided to get boneless chicken from
    네네 치킨. The food was amazing.
    I love 네네 치킨 now. Love it.
    Hello. Today is Friday April 1st.
    12:06am. We are eating, what is it called?
    네네 치킨. I guess these are fries.
    We got mozzarella sticks, corn, some radish. More corn.
    More radish. This is um…
    Soy sauce fried. This is some spicy.
    And honey mustard. All looks very good.
    The next day was pretty eventful. Behind my grandma’s house is a place that’s
    very very special. And I had no idea that there was a connection
    between the two until my mom told me. Ever since I was a little kid I always saw
    this picture of my oldest brother. He’s like playing in a grass field.
    My mom told us when we were younger that he was actually playing next to a railroad track.
    To find out that this railroad track was the exact spot right behind my grandma’s house,
    I was like “Oh my gosh, I have to go!” Hello. We’re at a very special place right now. I know it’s a little bit windy so hopefully
    you guys can hear me. That’s my mom and 화자 이모, my aunt.
    This is my grandma’s house. This used to be like a field.
    To grow something. You remember Immanuel was playing?
    There was water. There was water?
    Yeah. This used to grow rice apparently.
    Immanuel was playing over there. My oldest brother, Ian was playing here. 선이 삼촌 carried Larry over here. Like this.
    Remember? Yeah.
    That was here. I just saw a picture.
    Say “Hi”. How many years ago was it?
    Larry was 4? Yeah maybe.
    I think so. Yeah that was a long time ago.
    How old was I? You was uh…
    Just a one-year old probably. Maybe 1?
    Ok then…that was almost 24 years ago. Yeah.
    Yeah. Twenty-four years later, we’re back here.
    Back here. On the tracks.
    Yeah. Bye!
    Bye? Why are you saying bye? I want to take a couple of pictures on the
    track. Hi!
    It was so great to be able to be on the railroad. It’s not a famous place at all, but to see
    something that you’ve seen your entire life and then to be in that area.
    Like this is, 24 years later. Another Ross kid is on the railroad.
    It was nice to be there with my mom and my aunt.
    I felt like I was standing in the presence of time and history.
    And to know that my family was once like a long long time ago, like it was just really
    really cool. And to also find out that the place was right
    behind my grandma’s house, like… I just never knew there was that many connections
    to this one place. I do feel bad now though, because now my sister’s
    the only one that doesn’t have a picture with the railroad, but– –If she comes to visit, we can work something out. Oh there’s a train. Is there a train coming?
    No look the train’s coming! Wow the train’s the coming.
    Train is coming… It was a very quick train.
    감사합니다! 예, 감사합니다 Korea!
    That was nice. And then after that, I got a tour of my grandma’s
    house. This is my second time here.
    On the funeral day we came here… to drop off her picture and her name plaque. What’s 흙집? The mud house.
    Oh mud house. Yeah you remember the other day we went to–
    이모 took us to Korean traditional house? Yeah.
    They made like this, we used to use. What’s it called? 흙집?
    흙집. Instead of cement…
    Yeah. We use mud.
    Mix it. You see these leaves?
    Mix together and put it on there. Use it as cement wall.
    It’s been a long time. Look at the inside.
    They used wood. That used to be electric.
    And this doesn’t come apart and the rain doesn’t come through?
    No. They’re strong. How long did she live here? Maybe over 30 years.
    So you lived–oh you didn’t live here. Did you? No, you lived here.
    No. After my father died, they moved here.
    Am I allowed to use my shoes? No.
    No? Ok. That’s 윤자 이모.
    You see there, 춘자 이모 over there? 춘자?
    Who’s 춘자 again? My sister.
    This one right? Yeah.
    And at the bottom, the black and white, that’s your grandma when she was young.
    Oh this one? No behind.
    This one? Yeah that one.
    That is your grandma. She was a teenager.
    Really? They look exactly the same.
    Yeah. Underneath that is me and my older sister.
    And who is this? That’s your grandma’s friend.
    Oh and this is a friend? Yeah.
    Oh. This is you, and grandma, and 선이 삼촌?
    Mhm. Is this this house?
    Uh yeah. Oh look.
    They had this picture of Ian and Larry? Mhm.
    선이 삼촌, my uncle with Ian and Larry my two older brothers.
    화자 이모 and who? 미자…
    미자 이모? 미자 이모.
    Really? Oh yeah, I can see it.
    This looks recent. That’s maybe about 10 years old.
    Oh really? Maybe 7 years old.
    This was the picture I carried for the funeral. Come on, let’s go. That’s my uncle’s company over there. 삼촌!
    선이 삼촌! Oh, my uncle!
    How did you know? 이모 spotted.
    He walks like your grandpa. You said he walks like my grandpa?
    Yeah, 이모 said your grandpa, my father. 안녕하세요. My mom was asking him, “Oh do you remember taking pictures with the kids a long time ago on the railroad track?” At first he didn’t remember, but then when
    he thought about it, he remembered. Do you want a picture? Say “Bye!” Bye! Yay! So that was all very very special. It felt like a full circle moment.
    Now I have my own memories of Korea and it’s even more special that it does kind of shadow
    the memories that my brothers had. And that’s something that I hold very dear.
    And so that night, it was the last trip that my aunt ended up taking us on.
    We went to a place called 은파호수공원. Which means “Eunpa Lake Park”.
    I’m here with 혜민이, and 화자 이모, and my mom.
    We’re looking at the lights on this bridge. They have a dancing fountain.
    A fountain that moves to the music. Oh summer time.
    In summer. Oh.
    Maybe in May. They start in May. 추워? Just a little bit.
    This is called “Love of Door”. Picture point.
    Oh, I see. You see the love mark?
    Oh yeah yeah. Are we going to take a picture? Hi! 반가와요! 사랑의문! What’s 사랑의문? “Love of Door”. Oh my gosh.
    Which way I go? Tch, bye! This…means we put our hand in it. But why?
    What is it supposed to do? Test of love.
    My hand doesn’t fit at all, because of this. My hand fits good. Love love love love! I guess musical guests sing down here.
    You said live? Mhm, live. 가자. So now we are nearing the end. I honestly can’t believe that it’s already been almost 50 episodes.
    I just really appreciate everyone that’s been watching. I hope you’re as excited as I am to see all of this sort of wrap up and come together
    and just be…finished. If you like this video please give it a thumbs
    up! Definitely be sure to subscribe, it helps
    me out so much. You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and
    Snapchat @Xuffed678. Be yourself, love yourself and I’ll see you
    guys in the Season Finale! Alright, bye! Bye! Adios!

    Grand Funk Railroad – Black Licorice (excellent sound)
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    Grand Funk Railroad – Black Licorice (excellent sound)

    August 10, 2019


    Who there coming up the stair? The feeling is ice-blue cold Shake! It’s more than I can take I’m starting to lose control What’s that? What’s that noise? There’s somebody at the door It must be Black Licorice, she come back to make me cry some more Time ain’t on my side I’m losing it more each day (She’s killing me – She’s killing me) She’s got evil in her eyes and catnip is her taste (She’s killing me – She’s killing me) She wraps me up in her slender legs Her hot black skin to mine Plea… Plea… Please don’t touch me or I know I’m dead this time Ah… Ah… Ow! Licorice Yeah, Black Licorice (She’s killing me – She’s killing me) Licorice Yeah, Black Licorice (She’s killing me – She’s killing me) Licorice Black Licorice (She’s killing me – She’s killing me) Licorice Black Licorice Killing me Killing me Killing me Oh! Killing me Licorice Yeah, Black Licorice (She’s killing me – She’s killing me) Licorice Hey, Black Licorice (She’s killing me – She’s killing me) Licorice Licorice Black Licorice (She’s killing me – She’s killing me) Licorice Oh, Black Licorice