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  • Popular China’s Architectural Wonder Has Been Standing for 700 Years

    China’s Architectural Wonder Has Been Standing for 700 Years

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    The Guanyin Pavilion was built to last. And last. And last. This temple has sat atop a large reef rock in the middle of China’s Yangtze River in Ezhou for 700 years. When the water rises and covers the foundation, it looks like the structure is floa

  • Popular The Last of Switzerland’s Cowbell Makers

    The Last of Switzerland’s Cowbell Makers

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    There are musical cowbells, and then there are the ones Swiss artisan Stéphane Brügger makes by hand for actual cows to wear. Brügger’s ornately beautiful creations are customized with images of the Swiss cross, a cottage, a cow and

  • Popular These Ancient Windmills Were Built Over 1,000 Years Ago

    These Ancient Windmills Were Built Over 1,000 Years Ago

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    When you think of windmills, the Netherlands might first come to mind. But some of the oldest windmills in the world are in Nashtifan, Iran. Dozens stand atop a wall in the windy city, not far from the Afghanistan border. From a distance, they look like w

  • Popular Hawaii’s Long Legacy of Lei Making

    Hawaii’s Long Legacy of Lei Making

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    In Hawaii, there’s no better way to say and share aloha than with a lei. The floral craft, which dates back to traditional times, may seem straightforward to outsiders, but it comes in many forms created across the Islands. Travel to the island of O

  • Popular How Chicano Lowrider Culture Found a Home in Japan

    How Chicano Lowrider Culture Found a Home in Japan

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    In 1987, Junichi Shimodaira fell in love. He was visiting the United States for the first time when he spotted a car driving low and slow in Southern California. Steadily, Chicano car clubs—an outlet for cultural and political expression that dates

  • Popular In Japan, Repairing Buildings Without a Single Nail

    In Japan, Repairing Buildings Without a Single Nail

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    In the past, making and developing metal was too costly for carpenters in Japan. So instead of using nails, carpenters called “miyadaiku” developed unique methods for interlocking pieces of wood together, similar to a giant 3D puzzle. Takahiro

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