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The 100% Real, No BS, Absolutely Honest and True Story Behind Snake Oil

1 дн. назад

Ah, the snake oil salesman. We've all heard, used, or maybe even been called this most nefarious nomenclature for no-good swindlers and charlatans before.

Japan's All-Natural Monkey Spa

2 дн. назад

The Jigokudani Valley in Japan's Joshinetsu-Kogen National Park is a high altitude, snow-covered landscape of cliffs and chasms that holds a surprising secret: ...

Lo Mein and Plantains: The Proud History of Cuban-Chinese Food

3 дн. назад

La Caridad 78 is a restaurant on the corner of 78th Street and Broadway in New York City's Upper West Side. The name is Spanish, yet the restaurant itself ...

Found Sounds: Making Instruments From Trash

3 дн. назад

Ken Butler is a Brooklyn-based artist and musician who has built over 400 musical instruments. But these aren't just any custom-built instruments. Butler builds ...

Inside Japan's Tricked-Out DIY Truck Culture

3 дн. назад

If you find yourself driving down a highway in Japan, you might pass what looks like an actual Transformer. No, you're not crazy. These tricked-out transports ...

The Surprising Stories Behind Five Favorite Foods with the Incomparable Katie Quinn

3 дн. назад

Great Big Reel 171: New to our channel, or don't have time to look through our back catalog? This video is part of a series of Great Big Reels we've put together ...

Sowing Seeds of Sustainability With Kid Chefs

3 дн. назад

Sprouts Cooking Club is on a mission to bring the magic of cooking to kids of all backgrounds. With the help of renowned chefs and restaurants, Sprouts ...

Dreams of My Children | A Syrian Refugee’s Plea

3 дн. назад

Hala and her family are from the Syrian city of Aleppo. In 2012, her husband was kidnapped and she and her four children fled to Germany. Now, as the family ...

The Chicken and the Egg: Mastering Japan’s Original Comfort Food

4 дн. назад

Oyakodon, or chicken and eggs over rice, may be one of Japan's simplest comfort foods, but done right, it can also be the most satisfying. Tokyo's Tamahide ...

Wearable Weather | That's Amazing

4 дн. назад

Be it the gentle patter of a misty morning drizzle or the din of a deluging downpour, we all know the sight, the sound, even the smell, of rain. Dutch artist Aliki van ...

Acing Senior Year at India's School for Grandmothers

4 дн. назад

In Phangane, India, there's a school where the students aren't quite what you'd expect: most are grandmothers. At Aajibaichi Shala, older women whose ...

Covering Rock Classics on the Ancient Gayageum

4 дн. назад

In Seoul, South Korea, a young musician is mixing a centuries-old Korean instrument with the music of rock legends. Luna Lee plays the gayageum, a box-like ...

This 1,100-Year-Old Beer's For You: Recreating Ancient Ales

5 дн. назад

For University of Colorado classics professor Travis Rupp, the best way to bring ancient civilizations back to life is in a pint glass. Rupp works on a special ...

The Globe-Trotting Great Big Uncharted Adventure

5 дн. назад

Great Big Reel 170: New to our channel, or don't have time to look through our back catalog? This video is part of a series of Great Big Reels we've put together ...

The Truffle Kingpin of New York City

5 дн. назад

At first glance, 24-year-old Ian Purkayastha seems like any other entrepreneur: he's motivated, crafty, disciplined, and personable. But behind the facade of a ...

This "Bearcat'" Smells Like Popcorn

6 дн. назад

Meet the binturong, aka "bearcat." With a face like a cat, a body like a bear, and a tail like a monkey, these reclusive creatures are pretty strange looking, and the ...

Great Big Toy Stories

6 дн. назад

Great Big Reel 169: New to our channel, or don't have time to look through our back catalog? This video is part of a series of Great Big Reels we've put together ...

The Ancient Salt Pans of Peru

1 нед. назад

Originally built by the Incas, the manmade salt pans in Maras, Peru, have endured for over 500 years. Beneath the Qaqawiñay mountains runs a salty fresh ...

Baba Singh and His 200-Pound Turban

1 нед. назад

Baba Avtar Singh is a Sikh who lives in the northern Indian state of Punjab. As part of their religion, Sikh men wear turbans. Baba Singh, however, wears an ...

A Field Between | Former CIA Operative Risks Life to Promote Peace

1 нед. назад

For almost 10 years, Amaryllis Fox worked as a CIA operative in the Middle East fighting the war on terror. Eventually, she began to feel that the agency's efforts ...

Scaling the Toughest Ice Climb on the Planet

1 нед. назад

Ice climber Klemen Premrl has been to some of the most spectacular (and frigid) places on the globe. Recently, he and his climbing partner Tim Emmett scaled ...