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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

  • Popular She Works Six Jobs to Keep Her Island Afloat

    She Works Six Jobs to Keep Her Island Afloat

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    For most people, keeping track of one job is complicated enough—now, imagine juggling six. On the small island of North Ronaldsay off the northern coast of Scotland, that’s the case for many of the residents. With a population of just 50, ever

  • Popular Try These 5 Costume Stories On For Size

    Try These 5 Costume Stories On For Size

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    From the spooky to the sweet, these stories about costumes and masks are sure to inspire creativity.

  • Popular These Handwoven Panama Hats Can Run You $25,000

    These Handwoven Panama Hats Can Run You $25,000

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    Simón Abel Espinal wakes up thinking about his work—and with good reason. For nearly 40 years, he’s handwoven toquilla straw hats of the highest quality. Widely known as “Panama hats,” these brimmed beauties actually come fr

  • Popular Married in Head-to-Toe Silver

    Married in Head-to-Toe Silver

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    In migrant Miao culture, silver is more than just a piece of jewelry—its symbolism runs deep through tradition, history and experience. As a migrant minority, the Miao people historically used silver as a method to carry their wealth. Today, it is c

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