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  • 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 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

  • Popular Touch the Sky With These Four Airplane Stories

    Touch the Sky With These Four Airplane Stories

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    In this reel, go up in the clouds with a family of skytypers, a handmade World War II fighter plane and a guy who escaped the Soviet Block by air.

  • Popular At This College, Fans Cheer for the Marching Band

    At This College, Fans Cheer for the Marching Band

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    It takes blood, sweat, tears and a whole lot of long hours to be one of the best marching bands in the country. Just ask Abraham Duffy, Jr., head drum major for the Sonic Boom of the South. He’s been with the band his whole college career at Mississ

  • Popular The Crazy (Beautiful) Car Race That Thrilled the World

    The Crazy (Beautiful) Car Race That Thrilled the World

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    Vincenzo Florio had a need for speed. So in 1906, he created a car race that sent competitors blazing through the mountains outside Palermo, Sicily. Along the way, they encountered bandits, wolves and no fewer than 500 hairpin curves. This is the story of

  • Popular How-Slow-Can-You-Go Horse Racing in Hokkaido

    How-Slow-Can-You-Go Horse Racing in Hokkaido

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    In Obihiro, on the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido, racehorses aren’t the lithe, lean thoroughbreds you’ve seem run the Kentucky Derby. Instead, they’re lumbering draft horses who pull one-ton sleds down hilly tracks. The sport

  • Popular This German Castle Has Been One Family’s Home for 850 Years

    This German Castle Has Been One Family’s Home for 850 Years

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    Talk about choice real estate—the Eltz Castle in Wierschem, Germany, is a spectacular medieval structure that sits within a valley, surrounded by serene forestland. The Eltz family has owned this piece of enchanting beauty since 1157, and has kept r

  • Popular The Last Nomadic Reindeer Herders in the World

    The Last Nomadic Reindeer Herders in the World

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    Accessible only by horseback, a remote village in Mongolia has stood as the epicenter of reindeer herding for thousands of years. The nomadic Dukha people have been passing down their herding heritage for generations. Today, they remain the last reindeer

  • Popular These Bears Put Your Household Items to the Test

    These Bears Put Your Household Items to the Test

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    In Montana, the most dedicated product testers in the industry get ready to work every day. They problem solve, put their hairy, hairy backs into it and get the job done. Never mind that they’re 600-pound grizzly bears. When bears become habituated

  • Popular How Bamboo Bikes Are Helping This Community

    How Bamboo Bikes Are Helping This Community

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    In Ghana, there is an abundance of bamboo. So much so, that one company devised an unusual means of transportation: bamboo bikes. Crafting bamboo into bike frames, Boomers has made thousands of the sustainable bikes. Once finished, the bikes are said to b

  • Popular I Live Alone in an Island Paradise

    I Live Alone in an Island Paradise

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    In 1989, Mauro Morandi’s boat docked on Budelli Island off the northern coast of Sardinia, Italy. Discovering that the island’s caretaker was retiring within the next two days, Mauro decided to extend his stay indefinitely and step into the ro

  • Popular The Female Falconers Rewriting Tradition

    The Female Falconers Rewriting Tradition

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    Falconry thrills Lauren McGough. She’s practiced the ancient tradition since she the age of 14 and is one of the very few American women to do so. Her love of falconry has taken her all the way to Mongolia, where she studied with Kazakh eagle hunter

  • Popular New York’s Electric Taxis in 1895

    New York’s Electric Taxis in 1895

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    Electric cars may seem like a contemporary, eco-friendly concept, but did you know they made a brief appearance in 19th-century New York City? Back in 1895, hundreds of electric taxis called “Electrobats” cruised the streets of Midtown Manhatt

  • Popular This Tiny Island Was a Hub for Lumberjacks

    This Tiny Island Was a Hub for Lumberjacks

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    Located just outside of Rovaniemi City is Kotisaari, one of Finland’s tiniest islands. Measuring only 820 feet long and 200 feet wide, this sleepy locale used to be a center point for loggers in the area. The picturesque island is surrounded by a ri

  • Popular This Man Builds Sweet Homes for Birds

    This Man Builds Sweet Homes for Birds

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    Teng Lanh Foo loves birds. He’s been making them cages for 58 years and owns one of Singapore’s premiere bird cage shops. It’s challenging work that yields beautiful, practical pieces of art—many of which can be found at the nearby

  • Popular Mexico’s Child Geniuses

    Mexico’s Child Geniuses

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    Dafne Almazan is not your average 16-year-old. When she’s not studying, she plays the piano and teaches Mandarin to other children. Oh, and did we mention that at just 13 years old she became the world’s youngest psychologist? And, as if that

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