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  • Popular I Was Spat Out By A Whale

    I Was Spat Out By A Whale

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    A DRAMATIC set of pictures show a man nearly being swallowed by a Bryde’s Whale off Port Elizabeth Harbour. Rainer Schimpf, 51, has worked as a dive tour operator in South Africa for over 15 years. But in February, he experienced something very rare

  • 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 Your Dog's Nose Knows So Much | Deep Look

    How Your Dog's Nose Knows So Much | Deep Look

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    Dogs have a famously great sense of smell, but what makes their noses so much more powerful than ours? They're packing some sophisticated equipment inside that squishy schnozz.

  • 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 Playing Instruments Made From Ice

    Playing Instruments Made From Ice

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    Tim Linhart was sculpting ice in Colorado when he decided to try something new: creating a giant, frozen violin. When a friend jokingly asked how Tim thought his violin would sound, it sparked an idea. Why not make an entire, functional orchestra out of i

  • Popular Ride a Wooden Bike Down the Swiss Alps

    Ride a Wooden Bike Down the Swiss Alps

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    Skiing and sledding down a mountain? Amateur hour. Try rolling through on a wooden bike. Say hello to the Velogemel, a snow bike local to the Swiss town of Grindelwald. Named for the Swiss words for bike (“velo”) and sled (“gemel”)

  • Popular The Ancient Hawaiian Art of Bark Cloth

    The Ancient Hawaiian Art of Bark Cloth

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    Sabra Kauka finds great joy in making the past present. A cultural practitioner on Kauai, she teaches Hawaiian children the arts of their ancestors, including kapa. In this physically demanding process, bark from the wauke plant becomes clothing and blank

  • 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

  • Popular My Best Friend Is An Elephant

    My Best Friend Is An Elephant

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    WHAT if your best friend weighed 10,000lbs and was able to crush a watermelon under her foot? Acrobat and animal handler Lauryn Murray, 33, from Florida, grew up in a circus and spends almost every day caring for Lady Essex, a huge Asian elephant. Lauryn

  • Popular How Hawaii’s Master Stone Carver is Preserving History

    How Hawaii’s Master Stone Carver is Preserving History

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    Hoaka Delos Reyes is the last of his kind. The master stone carver has practiced his craft, one that holds deep significance in Hawaiian culture, for 40 years. His process utilizes the technique and tools of his ancestors, requiring patience, endurance an

  • Popular The Valley of Tombs

    The Valley of Tombs

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    To locate this ancient cemetery in Sicily, Italy, you’ve got to look up. Dating back over 3,000 years, the cemetery of Necropoli di Pantalica has more than 5,000 tombs carved into a limestone rock face. The tombs are built like artificial caves, and

  • Popular A Love to the Moon and Back

    A Love to the Moon and Back

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    All his life, Gene Shoemaker dreamed of stepping foot on the moon. A geologist known for his work with craters, Gene was set to be one of the first astronauts aboard Apollo 11. But, a failed medical test cut his dreams short. Still, his journey didn&rsquo

  • Popular Dog Whisperer Can Walk Pack Of German Shepherds Without Leash

    Dog Whisperer Can Walk Pack Of German Shepherds Without Leash

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    A DOG WHISPERER who became famous for walking a pack of unleashed German Shepherds through busy city centres has revealed how his training methods have saved thousands of dogs from death. Augusto Deoliveira, from Sharon, South Carolina, became an internet

  • Popular This Fiery Spider Is Facing a Grim Future

    This Fiery Spider Is Facing a Grim Future

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    Native to Mexico, the Fireleg Tarantula gets its name from a rich red hue that runs along its legs. True to its name, this spider can get quite fiery if provoked. When feeling threatened, it shoots out its urticating hairs, which causes irritation and a b

  • Popular I Live With A Huge Alligator

    I Live With A Huge Alligator

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    A FORMER professional wrestler lives with a giant alligator inside her house - and she even shares a bed with him. The 6 foot 6 inch, 200lbs reptile named Rambo not only has his own room in the house, he also watches TV on the sofa and eats dinner at the

  • Popular World’s Most Expensive Watches Are Made Here

    World’s Most Expensive Watches Are Made Here

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    Among the Jura Mountains in Western Switzerland, just a few miles off the border of France, is a city where time begins. Sitting at the center of an area known as “Watch Valley,” La Chaux-de-Fonds is the beating heart of the Swiss watchmaking

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