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  • 03:02 Eating Spaghetti Ice Cream in Germany

    Eating Spaghetti Ice Cream in Germany

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    You dont need a fork to eat this plate of spaghetti. Just a spoon will do. And thats because its not actually spaghetti. Its Spaghettieisvanilla ice cream noodles topped with strawberry sauce and white chocolate shavings. Dario Fontanella, the inventor of

  • 14:46 Trying 7 Breakfasts From Around the World

    Trying 7 Breakfasts From Around the World

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    Breakfast is her favorite meal, so she couldnt just make one video about it. Last month, Great Big Story senior producer Beryl Shereshewsky asked seven people from seven different countries what they eat to start their day. Now, shes trying to whip up her

  • 15:27 7 Egg Dishes, From Octopus Eggs to Ostrich Eggs | Around the World

    7 Egg Dishes, From Octopus Eggs to Ostrich Eggs | Around the World

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    Not one chicken egg was cracked open in the making of the latest episode of Around the World. Instead, Great Big Story senior producer/egg connoisseur Beryl Shereshewsky talked to seven people in seven countries to find out what other kinds of eggs they l

  • 15:42 What Wedding Dresses Around the World Look Like

    What Wedding Dresses Around the World Look Like

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    You are cordially invited to the wedding dress episode of Around the World. Great Big Story senior producer Beryl Shereshewsky talks to seven dressmakers in seven countries to learn about the special dresses they make for brides in their communities. The

  • 02:58 Meet the Voice Behind Teen Titans Beast Boy

    Meet the Voice Behind Teen Titans Beast Boy

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    Its rare for an actor to nail their first-ever audition. But voice actor Greg Cipes scored the role of Beast Boy in Teen Titans Go! his first time out. That was 20 years ago. In the years since, the prolific performer has played characters like Vero in Du

  • 12:31 Three Teenagers Changing the World for the Better

    Three Teenagers Changing the World for the Better

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    This world is full of teenagers doing incredible things, and they give us hope for the future. While Mexicos Dafne Almazn is the worlds youngest psychologist and a teacher making sure other gifted kids get the education they deserve, Swedens Greta Thunber

  • 16:30 What Pizza Is Like Around the World

    What Pizza Is Like Around the World

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    Were all grown-ups here. Or very mature children. Which means we can debate exactly what should go on a pizza without descending into chaos, right? Well, well see. In the latest episode of Around the World, we take a look at how pizza is prepared by seven

  • 03:13 After Learning to Code at 81, She Made a Game for Fellow Seniors

    After Learning to Code at 81, She Made a Game for Fellow Seniors

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    Youre never too old to learn how to code. Three years ago, Masako Wakamiya noticed the lack of fun game apps for senior citizens and created her own at the age of 81. Its called Hinadan, and its inspired by a traditional Japanese doll festival. We met Wak

  • 12:01 The True Stories Behind Comic Sans and Ctrl-Alt-Del

    The True Stories Behind Comic Sans and Ctrl-Alt-Del

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    Thanks to the brilliance of these four computer programmers we can play Solitaire on our computers, discover Easter eggs in video games, write emails and resumes using the not-so-serious the comic sans font (even though everyone says we really shouldnt) a

  • 03:35 In Malaysia, Darth Vader Is Leading a Shadow Puppetry Revival

    In Malaysia, Darth Vader Is Leading a Shadow Puppetry Revival

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    The Force is strong in Tintoy Chou. The shadow puppet designer is using Star Wars characters like Darth Vader, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker to get audiences interested in the ancient art of wayang kulit. We visit Chou in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to see

  • 14:00 7 Ways to Eat Pizza | Around the World

    7 Ways to Eat Pizza | Around the World

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    No matter how you slice it, one pizza-themed episode of Around the World simply wasnt enough for Great Big Story senior producer Beryl Shereshewsky. The pizza enthusiast asked for your recommendations on how you top your pizza. And, wow, a lot of you put

  • 03:44 The Pastry Chef Adding to Japans 400+ Flavors of Kit Kat

    The Pastry Chef Adding to Japans 400+ Flavors of Kit Kat

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    Kit Kat is big in Japan. From cheesecake to wasabi to purple sweet potato, the crispy wafer bar is available in more than 400 varieties, according to Yuji Takeuchi, marketing manager for Nestl Japan. And its up to Yasumasa Takagi to keep the fresh flavors

  • 09:23 How 4 Adrenaline Seekers Find Fun

    How 4 Adrenaline Seekers Find Fun

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    Experience an adrenaline rushand some pretty wild hallucinationswithout leaving the comfort of your home. Were tagging along with some of the worlds most adventurous risk takers as they bomb down the French Alps and explore untouched paths in the North Po

  • 02:52 Searching for Chinas Ancient Tea Leaves

    Searching for Chinas Ancient Tea Leaves

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    Tea is the most popular beverage in the world, first cultivated over 6,000 years ago in ancient China. Shunan Teng is on a mission to experience it in its most authentic, historic form. Her love for tea knows no bounds, as she travels halfway around the w

  • 10:27 How Artists Are Using Technology

    How Artists Are Using Technology

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    These four artists are merging art with technology in the most creative ways. While Geoffrey Drake-Drockman builds interactive cybernetic sculptures, the artists at Factum Arte painstakingly produce replicas of Egyptian art. Janet Echelman weaves massive

  • 12:01 4 Bakers Keeping Sweet Traditions Alive

    4 Bakers Keeping Sweet Traditions Alive

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    Compiling this reel was a piece of cake. Thats because its all about classic desserts. From Polands deep-fried dough delight known as pczki to creamy egg custard tarts considered a national treasure in Portugal, these treats are lovingly made from recipes

  • 15:46 Chicken Pudding and Other Desserts Around the World

    Chicken Pudding and Other Desserts Around the World

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    Were sampling seven desserts in seven countries in the latest episode of Around the World. Great Big Story senior producer/dessert fiend Beryl Shereshewsky likes to surprise us. So she went on a global dessert hunt and found some of the sweetest treats th

  • 04:35 The Same Scientist Invented Cool Whip, Pop Rocks, Tang and Jell-O

    The Same Scientist Invented Cool Whip, Pop Rocks, Tang and Jell-O

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    William A. Mitchell was the greatest junk food chemist to ever live. Yes, thats quite a declaration. But this is the man who invented Cool Whip, Pop Rocks, Tang and Jell-O during his more than three-decade career at General Foods. Mitchell passed away in

  • 10:05 Origin Stories Behind Pokmon, Super Soaker and Other Childhood Obsessions

    Origin Stories Behind Pokmon, Super Soaker and Other Childhood Obsessions

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    If youre like us, you think back to your childhood, and you have questions about the Kool-Aid man and Pokmon and so many other things. Like, why do we dunk cookies in milk? Its great, of course. But where did that come from? And who was the genius who inv

  • 03:37 How Robots Are Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in India

    How Robots Are Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in India

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    The robo-doctor will see you now. Her name is ELF. A humanoid robot, she simulates face-to-face interactions between doctors and patients at a major hospital in India. She helps reduce human interaction to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, ac

  • 05:12 This Man Is a Professional Useless Machine Builder

    This Man Is a Professional Useless Machine Builder

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    If there is an easy way to get from point a to point b, Joseph Herscher isnt going to take that route when he is building a Rube Goldberg machine. The contraptions are purposely designed to complete a simple task in the most roundabout way possible. Remem

  • 10:01 The Unexpected Origins of Swedish Meatballs, Brunch and Tempura

    The Unexpected Origins of Swedish Meatballs, Brunch and Tempura

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    Were here to stir the pot with this reel about the origins of some of your favorite foods. And we start with a controversial question: Are Swedish meatballs really Swedish? Oh yeah, we go there. Next, we dive into the shady backstory behind fondue and the

  • 14:43 The Good People Protecting Animals

    The Good People Protecting Animals

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    Need to be reminded of all of the good in this world? From a man who took over an abandoned zoo and saved thousands of deer, ostriches and other animals in Ukraine to an engineer who builds wheelchairs for dogs in Taiwan, this reel is full of selfless peo

  • 05:15 How One Man Flies Hundreds of Miles Using Balloons

    How One Man Flies Hundreds of Miles Using Balloons

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    Remember when Carl tied all those balloons to his house in the Pixar movie Up and flew? Jonathan Trappe does that in real life. He attaches helium balloons to office chairs, gondolas, boats, even little houses, and he goes flying. Trappe has crossed the E

  • 17:34 What Breakfast Is Like Around the World

    What Breakfast Is Like Around the World

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    Typically eat eggs, or a bowl of cereal for breakfast? There are so many other tasty options. In this episode of Around the World, Great Big Story senior producer Beryl Shereshewsky makes wake-up calls to seven people in seven countries to find out what t

  • 11:55 These 5 Gifted People Have Extraordinary Abilities

    These 5 Gifted People Have Extraordinary Abilities

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    Are these people for real? Yes. We know them, and we can confirm their existence and their extraordinary abilities. From a translator who speaks not three or four but *32* languages to an artist who draws elaborate cityscapes from memory to an NFL player

  • 03:49 How Tokyos Massive Lost & Found Works

    How Tokyos Massive Lost & Found Works

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    The bad newsyou lost your wallet in Tokyo. The good newschances are good you will get it back, along with all the cash tucked inside. In Japan, residents are diligent about making sure whats lost is found and returned to its rightful owner. This is how th

  • 21:37 7 Rice Dishes From Around the World

    7 Rice Dishes From Around the World

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    If you see rice as a mere side dish, you are missing out on some delicious meals. In the latest episode of Around the World, Great Big Story senior producer/resident foodie/excellent home cook Beryl Shereshewsky invites seven people in seven countriesfrom

  • 04:00 Meet the Voice of Batman

    Meet the Voice of Batman

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    For nearly three decades, voiceover actor Kevin Conroy has been the voice of (animated) Batman. He has voiced almost every iteration of Batman in cartoons, animated movies or video games. Conroy began his career as a theater actor, attending Julliard, a p

  • 04:34 Japans King of Carp Breeds Million Dollar Koi Fish

    Japans King of Carp Breeds Million Dollar Koi Fish

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    Kentaro Sakai is a champion breeder of nishikigoi carp aka koi fish. Just last year, one sold at an auction for an astounding amount of money nearly $2 million USD. Sakais carp are prized by wealthy collectors for their vivid colors, distinct patterns and

  • 11:19 From Surfers to Scientists, the Deep Blue Defenders Saving Our Oceans

    From Surfers to Scientists, the Deep Blue Defenders Saving Our Oceans

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    This reel is swimming with inspiring people saving our oceans and the creatures who live in them. So lets plunge right in and meet the conservationists creating safe places for green and leatherback sea turtles to nest; the divers removing abandoned fishi

  • 10:15 4 Stories About the Wide World of Magic

    4 Stories About the Wide World of Magic

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    Do you believe in magic? We have a few tricks up our sleeves in this reel. We meet twin brothers who never put their cards on the tabletheyd rather juggle them. The man behind Zoltar shows us how the famous fortune-telling machine actually works. Were pul

  • 03:12 Bugs, Weeds, Snails: Your Sushi Is Served

    Bugs, Weeds, Snails: Your Sushi Is Served

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    Weeds, European Snails, Asian Shore Crabs. Chef Bun Lai forages for invasive species to create some of the most deliciousand sustainablesushi around. You've never had a grasshopper roll like this.This Great Big Story was made possible by UBS: https://bit.

  • 12:37 8 Ways to Eat Instant Noodles | Around the World

    8 Ways to Eat Instant Noodles | Around the World

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    Do you boil your favorite instant noodles and simply dump them into a bowl? If so, its time to elevate your approach. In the latest episode of Around the World, Great Big Story senior producer Beryl Shereshewsky sources eight instant noodle recipes from e

  • 03:28 The Ancient Art of Painting on Water

    The Ancient Art of Painting on Water

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    Garip Ays paintings come to life in the most extraordinary way. The Turkish artist uses an ancient technique called ebru, or marbling. He drops and flicks dyes onto water treated with a wetting agent that keeps the pigment from sinking. Then he swirls and

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  • 16:28 How a First Nations Musician Is Creating Pow Wow Techno

    How a First Nations Musician Is Creating Pow Wow Techno

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    Joshua DePerry aka Classic Roots is a force of nature in the electronic music world. The Toronto-based DJ and producer weaves First Nations sounds with techno and house music to create pow wow techno. He is a dancer, too, performing in full traditional re

  • 04:56 How the Blind Woodsman Crafts Wooden Works of Art

    How the Blind Woodsman Crafts Wooden Works of Art

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    John Furniss is a master craftsman who turns gorgeous wooden bowls on his lathe. The only thing that separates him from other fine woodworkers? He's blind. After surviving a suicide attempt as a teenager, Furniss lost his sight. Then he discovered woodwor

  • 13:07 Secret Restaurants Hiding in Plain Sight

    Secret Restaurants Hiding in Plain Sight

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    One thing we miss is sitting down in a restaurant, ordering all the food we cant figure out how to make at home, and enjoying a meal in a room full of strangers doing the same. We cant wait for the day we can crack open a menu again. Until then, lets sati

  • 03:06 Why the Vada Pav Is Mumbais Best Sandwich

    Why the Vada Pav Is Mumbais Best Sandwich

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    Mumbai is famous for a tasty sandwich that literally no can resist. Its called vada pav, and its full of potato goodness. Imagine a ball of mashed potato deep-fried to golden perfection and served on a pillowy soft bun with a dollop of chutney. Its the ki

  • 03:19 The Genius of Rapper and Coder Brandon Tory

    The Genius of Rapper and Coder Brandon Tory

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    Brandon Tory keeps busy. By day, hes a senior AI engineer at Google; by night, hes rapping and collaborating with the likes of Timbaland. For Tory, coding and music arent so different. Ultimately, they are both forms of creation, and Tory considers himsel

  • 11:52 Nothing Can Stop These Athletes

    Nothing Can Stop These Athletes

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    Having a tough time getting motivated to exercise? We get you. So were here to inspire you to get up and moving with stories of some incredible, unstoppable athletes. From a baseball player who turned his growth disorder into his secret weapon, to a runne

  • 17:49 7 Ways to Drink Tea | Around the World

    7 Ways to Drink Tea | Around the World

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    Fire up your kettleswere going around the world in seven cups of tea. Great Big Story senior producer Beryl Shereshewsky checks in with seven people in seven different countries who show us how they prepare their perfect cuppa. We sample all of itfrom Jap

  • 02:17 How Australians Are Trading Solar Energy With Their Neighbors

    How Australians Are Trading Solar Energy With Their Neighbors

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    Rooftops on homes across Australia are covered with solar panels. More and more households have been installing them the past 15 years, generating their own low-cost, clean electricity. Dr. Jemma Green is further empowering people as the co-founder and ch

  • 11:00 Maggot Cheese, Glowing Worms and Edible Bugs

    Maggot Cheese, Glowing Worms and Edible Bugs

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    This compilation is wriggling with stories about edible worms, glowing worms and scary worms that go on the attack. Oh, and as a bonus, weve thrown in a story about maggots. Youve been warned.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#worms #maggots #invertebratesT

  • 04:19 This Caviar Comes From Ant Eggs

    This Caviar Comes From Ant Eggs

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    Escamoles are the caviar of the Mexican desert. Unlike traditional caviar, which come from fish eggs, escamoles are ant eggs. Farmer Jos Islas Barrera invites us along as he digs up escamoles in Tlaxcala, Mexico. Its tough work. Ants build their nests und

  • 09:40 From to Mariachi to Ska Punk, This Is Latin Music Today

    From to Mariachi to Ska Punk, This Is Latin Music Today

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    Our celebration of Latin sounds begins with a record collector who has amassed one of the largest libraries of Latin music in the world in her house in Spain. In East Brooklyn, New York, we meet a bodega owner-turned-DJ who runs a Latin radio station in h

  • 04:22 How to Make a Puppet Using Post-it Notes

    How to Make a Puppet Using Post-it Notes

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    Got time on your hands? Puppet master Barnaby Dixon and his cheeky friend Dabchick are taking over your regularly scheduled programming to show you how to make your very own finger puppet. All you need are Post-it notes, tape, scissors, a pencil and a mar

  • 12:13 From Street Racing to Flying Pizza to Old-School Neon, This Is Cuba

    From Street Racing to Flying Pizza to Old-School Neon, This Is Cuba

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    Were celebrating Cuban culture, food and art in this reel that begins in Cuba and ends in New York City. In Cuba, we race cars from the 1930s with the countrys famously fast and furious family; order heavenly pizza that floats down from above in a basket;

  • 13:53 5 of Japans Best-Kept Secrets

    5 of Japans Best-Kept Secrets

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    Theres no shortage of fascinating people to meet, delicious food to eat and traditions to explore in Japan. This reel starts with a story about a composer famous for his melodic Tokyo train tracks. In Nara, we watch the countrys fastest mochi maker pound

  • 02:04 Nurturing the Next Generation of Scientists in Thailand

    Nurturing the Next Generation of Scientists in Thailand

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    If you want children to grow up to be scientists, immerse them in scientific thinking from a young age. In Thailand, that process starts in kindergarten through Little Scientists House. The innovative learning program taps into the natural curiosity all c

  • 04:04 Why These Grandmas Swim With Venomous Sea Snakes

    Why These Grandmas Swim With Venomous Sea Snakes

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    Some people take it easy when they retire. Others, like a group known as the Fantastic Grandmas, swim with venomous sea snakes off the coast of Lemon Bay, New Caledonia. The women collect data and take photos of the fascinating creatures for researchers a

  • 03:44 This Is Where Hollywood Gets Their Cars

    This Is Where Hollywood Gets Their Cars

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    Need a car for a movie? If youre a producer, you have Cinema Vehicles on speed dial. The company is the largest movie car provider in Hollywood, and its rides can be seen in blockbusters like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Hangover, The Avengers and S

  • 14:27 Hear the Sounds of the Nightmare Machine

    Hear the Sounds of the Nightmare Machine

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    Kick back to the blood-curdling beats of horror movie composer Mark Korvens custom-made Apprehension Engine, a.k.a., the soundtrack to our nightmares. Learn more about the creation of this spooky instrument right here: https://www.greatbigstory.com/storie

  • 14:41 How Cheese Is Made Around the World

    How Cheese Is Made Around the World

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    If theres one food that everybody around the world loves, its cheese. Great Big Storys resident cheese connoisseur and senior producer Beryl Shereshewsky introduces us to seven cheesemakers in seven countries, who show us their take on cheese. We sample a

  • 18:51 Following Your Dreams at Any Age

    Following Your Dreams at Any Age

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    You are never too old to pursue your passion in life. These five people are proof of that. Ernestine Granny Six-Pack Shepherd is an 80-year-old bodybuilder. At 95, Mark Sertich plays hockey three times a week. Durge Kami, 69, is back in high school gettin

  • 02:47 The Surprising Origin of Nesquik and Toaster Strudel

    The Surprising Origin of Nesquik and Toaster Strudel

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    Anyone else feeling nostalgic? Were finding comfort in eating the breakfast food we loved as kids. And weve got yummy stories to share. First up, were serving the surprising origin story behind the powdered deliciousness that is Nesquik. Next, were chatti

  • 07:39 This Voice Actor Can Mimic Any Animal

    This Voice Actor Can Mimic Any Animal

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    We are about to take you on an audio odyssey unlike any other. Its kind of like ASMR for people who find the sounds of squealing pigs, angry squirrels and raging dinosaurs soothing. And its all from the mouth of Dee Bradley Baker, one of Hollywoods top vo

  • 11:25 Fake Blood, Fake Cash and Other Hollywood Secrets Revealed

    Fake Blood, Fake Cash and Other Hollywood Secrets Revealed

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    Psst, were about to spill secrets behind the making of your favorite movies, TV shows and commercials. First up, fake movie bloods poisonous past. Fake cash? Were dispensing the truth about that, too. Doug Jonesyou wouldnt know his face, but this actor ha

  • 10:36 Beaches Around the World, From Oahu to an Island Off Sardinia

    Beaches Around the World, From Oahu to an Island Off Sardinia

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    Were trekking through a lot of sand in this reel. But the rewards include the site of a breathtaking desert in Brazil where water pools during the rainy season and some insanely complex art carved by hand into the earth. Its probably best to be barefoot a

  • 05:32 This Musician Can Sing the Highest of High Notes

    This Musician Can Sing the Highest of High Notes

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    Growing up in Texas, John Holiday sang in the soprano section of the church choir. He was teased for singing like a girl. But his naturally high voice became his greatest asset. He always knew he was destined to be a singer; today, this countertenor sings

  • 26:49 I Tried to Pick Up 1,000 Pieces of Trash in a Week

    I Tried to Pick Up 1,000 Pieces of Trash in a Week

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    Like millions of us around the world right now, Great Big Story producer Jacob is staying at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. But for Jacob, home is a houseboat, and the River Great Ouse is his backyard. Spending that much time at home, howeve

  • 3:22:44 Were Swimming With Turtles (Again!)

    Were Swimming With Turtles (Again!)

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    Strap on your flippersthe TurtleCam is back! Were taking another deep dive with green sea turtles off the coast of the Bahamian island of Eleuthera. The camera was placed on the turtles back by biologist Nathan Robinson and his team at the Cape Eleuthera

  • 02:44 The Beekeeper Making Electronic Music With Bees

    The Beekeeper Making Electronic Music With Bees

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    Everyones buzzing about Bioni. Hes a British beekeeper and producer making electronic music incorporating the sounds of bees. You cant really bring bees into a recording studio, of course. Theyd swarm the mic. So Bioni records the insects buzzing in their

  • 09:11 Banking With Cheese and Cutting Hair With Fire in Italy

    Banking With Cheese and Cutting Hair With Fire in Italy

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    Where can you find a bank that accepts parmigiano-reggiano cheese as collateral for a loan? Italy, of course. Were sharing some of our favorite stories from this creative country, starting with the cheese bank in Gavasseto. Then were headed to an ecologic

  • 03:17 This Singer Can Use Her Entire Vocal Range, From High to Low

    This Singer Can Use Her Entire Vocal Range, From High to Low

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    Nat Puff is a singer/songwriter with an incredible range. A trans woman, she sings in both her lower and higher registers. Puff, who also goes by the stage name Left at London, makes it sound so easy. But it took this Seattle pop artist two years of train

  • 11:48 5 Creative Ways People (and Birds) Fish Around the World

    5 Creative Ways People (and Birds) Fish Around the World

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    We cant deny it. We are trying to bait you with these stories about fishing. In Japan, we cast a line with twin brothers who fish for tiny fish using tiny fishing rods. No fishing pole necessary in China, where we fish with a man who relies on birds to do

  • 03:55 Teaching Adoptive Parents to Care for Natural Hair

    Teaching Adoptive Parents to Care for Natural Hair

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    Every child deserves to be properly groomed and to feel confident in their sense of self and in their cultural identity. But for many transracial families, especially those where Black children are adopted by non-Black parents, hair care becomes a point o

  • 08:41 Exploring China: Real-Life Rapunzels and a Bookworms Paradise

    Exploring China: Real-Life Rapunzels and a Bookworms Paradise

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    China is home to some of the most incredible people and some of the most fascinating places on the planet. We start with the ones in this reel. First up, meet the members of a performing arts troupe famous for their intricate thousand-hand dance. Next, we

  • 03:14 The Origin of Bagel Bites and Hot Pockets

    The Origin of Bagel Bites and Hot Pockets

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    Did your dream childhood snacks revolve around the freezer? Hot Pockets and Bagel Biteswho could resist the idea of pizza anytime? These frozen foods sustained us through childhood, through college and, to be honest, were still noshing on them now as adul

  • 02:57 The Legend of the San Nicolas Cookie

    The Legend of the San Nicolas Cookie

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    San Nicolas cookies are soft and delicious. But theyre much more than a yummy treat to the people of the Philippines. These cookiesnamed after an Italian saintare said to possess healing powers. Chef and food historian Atching Lillian Borromeo makes them

  • 19:10 The Best Little Person Basketball Team in the US

    The Best Little Person Basketball Team in the US

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    Whats life like for a little person, living in a world built for taller people? The short documentary The Towers, directed by Oliver Arnoldi and Maria Chiu, was born out of that question. I was very interested in how they interact with a city like New Yor

  • 13:39 A Deep Dive Into the Lives of Sharks and Whales

    A Deep Dive Into the Lives of Sharks and Whales

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    Join us for a deep dive into the world of sharks and orcas. In this reel, we meet people who study, swim with and photograph these fascinating mammals, from the warm waters of Bimini to the frigid Arctic Ocean.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#sharks #orca

  • 07:11 Popular How to Make a Record-Setting Paper Plane

    How to Make a Record-Setting Paper Plane

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    If you want to make the best paper planes, you need to learn from a master. So we asked John Collins, who set the Guinness World Record for farthest flight by a paper aircraft in 2012, to teach us a thing or two about the squash fold and perfect winglets.

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  • 02:24 How Ancient Palestinian Soap Is Made

    How Ancient Palestinian Soap Is Made

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    Ahmed Darwish el Fakhouri spends his days surrounded by olive oil soap stacked up higheach precious bar waiting to be wrapped and sold after a drying out period of two to three months. He is the third generation of his family to run one of the oldest soap

  • 10:03 The Origins of Fake Blood and the Hottest Pepper In the World

    The Origins of Fake Blood and the Hottest Pepper In the World

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    Seeing red doesn't need to be a bad thing. This hue-specific compilation features fake blood, the worlds hottest pepper and millions-upon-millions of migrating crabs.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#red #colors #hueThis story is a part of our Planet Earth

  • 05:17 He Could be the First American Amputee in the Olympics

    He Could be the First American Amputee in the Olympics

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    Being born without lower legs didnt keep Blake Leeper from playing baseball and basketball when he was a kid. After being fitted with prosthetic limbs, Leeper took a lot of falls, but he always got right back up. In college, he discovered running, the spo

  • 03:22 Making Summer Camp Affordable for Everyone

    Making Summer Camp Affordable for Everyone

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    Erica Blues family couldnt afford to send her to overnight summer camp. Then a friend paid for her to go the summer between sixth and seventh grades. The experience was transformational. It changed my perspective on life, she says. So much so that today,

  • 11:37 Go Green With Mochi, Green Tea, and Cold, Hard Cash

    Go Green With Mochi, Green Tea, and Cold, Hard Cash

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    rom an artist in Brooklyn who is obsessed with one hue to the fastest mochi maker in Japan, every story in this reel is connected by one wonderful thingthe color green.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#green #colors #verdeThis story is a part of our Human

  • 03:11 This Mirror Reflects Your Truest Self

    This Mirror Reflects Your Truest Self

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    You havent really seen yourself until youve gazed into an Aranmula kannadi. These mysterious mirrors have been made in India, for centuries, and are said to reflect your truest self. Unlike plane mirrors, Aranmula kannadi are front-reflecting, meaning the

  • 12:05 Soy Sauce, Pickle Pie and Other Salty Stories

    Soy Sauce, Pickle Pie and Other Salty Stories

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    Everythingeven YouTubetastes better with a little salt. In this reel, were hitting you with a dash of bamboo salt, a splash of soy sauce and a serving of pickle pie.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#salty #SoySauce #picklesThis story is a part of our Flavo

  • 12:45 5 of the Worlds Best Outdoor Markets

    5 of the Worlds Best Outdoor Markets

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    SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6AcbThis story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world.Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at

  • 04:00 Meet the 13-Year-Old Bull Riding Champion

    Meet the 13-Year-Old Bull Riding Champion

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    At 13 years old, Najiah Knight is a bull rider. She is the only girl competing on the Professional Bull Riders mini circuit for kids. Dont let the term mini fool you into thinking it isnt a dangerous sport. Knight is riding bulls that can weigh up to 1,00

  • 11:47 Welcome to The Last Bookstore

    Welcome to The Last Bookstore

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    Bookstores all over the United States are closing because of competition from online retailers like Amazon and the increasing popularity of eReaders. So when a bookstore with a cheeky nameThe Last Bookstoreopened in Los Angeles, Chad Howitt was curious. H

  • 03:19 How a Suzanne Vega Song Helped Create the MP3

    How a Suzanne Vega Song Helped Create the MP3

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    Karlheinz Brandenburg has listened to Suzanne Vegas Toms Diner thousands of times and never tires of it. In fact, the song holds a special place in his heart because it was instrumental in the creation of the MP3. The German engineer and mathematician is

  • 03:54 Frances Family of Bell Makers

    Frances Family of Bell Makers

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    From the 19-ton Savoyarde at the Sacr-Coeur in Paris to replicas of the Liberty Bell that can be found all over the United States, the Paccard family has been making bells since 1796. There are currently three generations of Paccards working side-by-side

  • 12:53 These 4 Doctors Are Changing the Medical World

    These 4 Doctors Are Changing the Medical World

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    All across the world, doctors are working tirelessly to help us live our best lives. In this reel, we share four inspiring stories, including one about a doctor who brings sight to blind people in rural Nepal, and another about a former NFL player who is

  • 03:18 This Rare Caviar Comes From Lemons

    This Rare Caviar Comes From Lemons

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    On a farm in Eus, France, where the sun shines 320 days out of the year, Etienne and Perrine Schaller grow lemon caviar. This special fruit, native to Australia, is known in the English-speaking world as finger lime. Lemon caviar is full of beads of delic

  • 12:58 5 Stories About the Power of Hair

    5 Stories About the Power of Hair

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    From a colorist who works with stars like Kanye West and Katy Perry to a caterpillar with a uniquely presidential do, we trimmed this reel about hair to the most flattering length. Not too long. Not too short.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#hairstyle #co

  • 02:43 This Turkish Ice Cream Doesn't Melt

    This Turkish Ice Cream Doesn't Melt

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    Ankara might be the capital city, but Kahramanmara is Turkeys undisputed ice cream capital. Atilla Kanbur is the fourth generation in his family to make delicious Turkish ice cream, churning out 5 tons of the sweet stuff a day. Whats so special about Turk

  • 11:54 Stories of People With Unbelievable Memory

    Stories of People With Unbelievable Memory

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    From the woman who never forgets a face to the London taxi drivers who have to know all of the citys streets, weve included five of our most memorable stories in this reel.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#memory #brain #rememberThis story is a part of our

  • 02:28 The Chinese Village Where Everyone Skis

    The Chinese Village Where Everyone Skis

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    Some residents of Hemu Village practically live on skis. Winter lasts seven months in this remote part of China, and its really the best way to travel up and down the mountains and through the forest. Ma Liqin, a herder, zips around on a pair made out of

  • 01:28 One of the Worlds Largest Film Studios Is in This Moroccan Desert

    One of the Worlds Largest Film Studios Is in This Moroccan Desert

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    Its not a miragethere is indeed a medieval castle and a Buddhist temple in the middle of the desert in Ouarzazate, Morocco. These structures are among the massive sets at Atlas Studios. TV shows like Game of Thrones and Prison Break and films such as Glad

  • 13:51 These Farmers Grow Everything From White Strawberries to Furniture

    These Farmers Grow Everything From White Strawberries to Furniture

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    We planted seeds, and these stories about farming and gardening sprouted right before our very eyes. Were cultivating unusual strawberries in Japan, rescuing plants in South Carolina and so much more. Come grow with us.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#far

  • 10:01 This Couple Rode Over 2,000 Roller Coasters

    This Couple Rode Over 2,000 Roller Coasters

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    Cheryl and Martin Lewisons marriage has seen a lot of ups and downs. Which isnt surprising. The couple travels the world riding roller coasters together, after all. On a recent 3-day trip through the midwest, the Lewisons visited nine parks and rode 13 ro

  • 13:35 5 Stories Celebrating South Korea

    5 Stories Celebrating South Korea

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    Join us as we eat hangover soup, brew makgeolli, practice the ancient martial art of Taekkyeon, shop at Koreas oldest street food market and learn how to make letterpress prints.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#SouthKorea #StreetMarket #TaekkyeonThis stor

  • 12:24 Stay Sharp With $35,000 Scissors and Knife Massages

    Stay Sharp With $35,000 Scissors and Knife Massages

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    There isnt a dull moment in this reel. From a Parisian knife grinder to the maker of pricey bonsai scissors in Japan, only the sharpest stories about knives and scissors made the final cut.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#knife #scissors #bladeThis story

  • 03:11 This Family Has Driven 5,000 People to the Hospital for Free

    This Family Has Driven 5,000 People to the Hospital for Free

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    Karimul Haque has safely transported over 5,000 people to the hospital in the last 19 yearsall free of charge. After his mother passed away because she couldnt get to a hospital in time, Haque turned grief into action and started his free ambulance servic

  • 03:28 Crafting Traditional Japanese Brushes

    Crafting Traditional Japanese Brushes

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    Visit Tokuzen Sanemori, and chances are you will find him seated on the floor of his workshop making Kumano brushes entirely by hand. Sanemori is one of less than 20 people in the city of Kumano, Japan, practicing the nearly 200-year-old craft. He was tau

  • 11:16 Increase Your Pizza IQ

    Increase Your Pizza IQ

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    Do you know who designs the artwork on your pizza box? Have you ever witnessed the pizza acrobatics that go down at the World Pizza Games? This reel is full of sliceser, storiesfor everyone who loves pizza. And who doesnt love pizza?SUBSCRIBE: https://goo

  • 02:11 Eating an Omelet Full of Worms

    Eating an Omelet Full of Worms

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    Youve probably eaten omelets full of cheese, veggies and meat. But how about sandworms? Dont knock it till you try it. Le Le Hang makes and sells crispy sandworm omelets at her restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam. Le Le, who learned how to make them from her gra

  • 02:41 This Turkish Language Isn't Spoken, Its Whistled

    This Turkish Language Isn't Spoken, Its Whistled

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    For three centuries, farmers living in the remote mountains of northern Turkey have communicated great distances by whistling. Its a language called ku dili that is still used to this day, though fewer people are learning it in the age of the cell phone.

  • 11:14 4 Curious People With Curiouser Jobs

    4 Curious People With Curiouser Jobs

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    Tired of working 9-to-5? Perhaps youll find inspiration for a new career in this reel full of stories about people with highly unusual occupations. While one of them earns a living by talking fast (you might recognize him from some of your favorite TV com

  • 02:00 Handcrafting Giant Lanterns in China

    Handcrafting Giant Lanterns in China

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    The courtyard behind Bai Junpings workshop is packed with lanterns, rows and rows of red and gold lanterns. Its a traditional occupation in the village of Tuntou, China, dating back to ancient times. Bai makes tens of thousands of lanterns every year. Som

  • 06:51 Why We're Hell-Bent on Saving These Giant Salamanders

    Why We're Hell-Bent on Saving These Giant Salamanders

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    In the fast-flowing streams of eastern Tennessee, Emilly Nolan is working hard to reestablish a population for a strange looking animal with an even stranger array of nicknames. The Eastern hellbenderaka snot otter, aka lasagna lizardis one of the largest

  • 08:14 Life Through the Eyes of a Sea Turtle

    Life Through the Eyes of a Sea Turtle

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    We all became acutely aware of the dangers of plastic pollution in 2015, when a video of marine biologist Nathan Robinson pulling an entire plastic straw out of a sea turtles nose began to circulate. Today, Robinson is studying green sea turtles off the c

  • 11:06 8 Real-Life Fairytale Castles

    8 Real-Life Fairytale Castles

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    Most of us will never live in a castle. But we can dream, right? In this reel, we visit seven extraordinary castles. On the tour: A castle in Segovia, Spain, that inspired the fairytale castles in the Walt Disney movies Cinderella and Snow White and the H

  • 12:52 Thank the Military for Tootsie Rolls and Chef Boyardee

    Thank the Military for Tootsie Rolls and Chef Boyardee

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    As well as you know history, you likely havent heard any of the war stories in this reel. They involve soup, a tiny dog, ravioli and Tootsie Rolls.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#war #candy #chefThis story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come al

  • 10:41 Strike Up the Band With These 4 Stories

    Strike Up the Band With These 4 Stories

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    From the brass bands of India to the one of the best college marching bands in the United States, this reel is a celebration of musical ensembles.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#MarchingBand #music #MusicEnsembleThis story is a part of our Human Conditio

  • 03:52 Why Parents Should Play Video Games With Their Kids

    Why Parents Should Play Video Games With Their Kids

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    Many parents think of video games as either a total waste of time, or an activity for their kids to pursue on their own. But Dr. Sinem Siyahhan encourages parents to play video games with their kids. An associate professor at California State University s

  • 02:22 Eating Chinas 1,000-Year-Old Egg

    Eating Chinas 1,000-Year-Old Egg

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    Century eggs dont look anything like the eggs you might be used to. Cut one open, and youll find an albumen thats brown jelly and a yolk thats shades of black and brownish green. They are considered a delicacy in China, dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Qi

  • 02:30 The Strange History of Soviet X-Ray Records

    The Strange History of Soviet X-Ray Records

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    Hips dont lie. But a hip x-ray in the Soviet Union of the 1950s might not have been what it appeared to be. In fact, if it was round, it was likely a record. Let us explain. At a time when the Soviet government strictly forbade western music from the like

  • 05:47 Mongolias Sumo Queen

    Mongolias Sumo Queen

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    Tuvshinjargal Bum-Erdene was always bigger than other kids. She got teased a lot growing up, but today, Bum-Erdene is thankful for her stature. She uses it to her advantage as a sumo wrestler in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She trains alongside men, and has won

  • 03:05 Before Beatlemania, There Was Lisztomania

    Before Beatlemania, There Was Lisztomania

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    People went wild at Franz Liszts concerts. No exaggeration. With his long hair and theatrical style, Liszt played with intensity and passion, revolutionizing the way classical music was performed. And Lisztomania swept across Europe in the 19th century.Th

  • 02:34 How the Fish Cakes In Your Ramen Get Made

    How the Fish Cakes In Your Ramen Get Made

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    There are many kinds of kamabokoaka fish caketo choose from in Japan. But pretty much everyone loves hanpen. Uniquely fluffy, this popular delight is made with pollock. Toshio Oka knows how to shape and boil hanpen to perfection. He invites us to join him

  • 13:13 1, 2, 3, 4 Stories About Math

    1, 2, 3, 4 Stories About Math

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    From geometry to personal finance, there is one common denominator that links the stories in this reelthey are all about math.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6AcbThis story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of

  • 11:56 4 Stories About Overcoming Disabilities

    4 Stories About Overcoming Disabilities

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    Meet some inspiring people who dont let disabilities stand in the way of them pursuing their passions.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6AcbThis story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirr

  • 07:21 Protecting Pangolins From Poachers in South Africa

    Protecting Pangolins From Poachers in South Africa

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    Pangolins have survived for 85 million years, but their very existence is under threat now. Poachers are killing them for their scales. Dr. Ray Jansen, a zoology professor, and wildlife biologist Francois Meyer are trying to save South Africas pangolin po

  • 11:30 These Stories Will Inspire You to Recycle

    These Stories Will Inspire You to Recycle

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    People are finding creative ways to recycle waste. This reel begins in Kamikatsu, Japan, a town that produces almost no trash, and ends in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where the Plastic Bank cleans up the environment and alleviates poverty at the same time. In

  • 03:02 Eating Japans Biggest Sushi

    Eating Japans Biggest Sushi

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    How much do you love sushi? Enough to eat 11 pounds of it? In Japan, Hiromu Inagaki serves super-size sushi at the Umewaka Restaurant in Anjo City. The aptly-named Generous Roll is among the enormous options. Too much for you? Inagaki also prepares the mo

  • 12:02 5 Surprising Football Stories

    5 Surprising Football Stories

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    Are you ready for some football? We tackle stories about everything from the Hail Mary pass to unicycle football in this reel.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#football #league #playThis story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us

  • 12:58 5 Masters of Martial Arts

    5 Masters of Martial Arts

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    From Indias Kalaripayattu to Chinese Kung Fu to Koreas Taekkyeon, were exploring martial arts around the world and celebrating the discipline, strength and grace it takes to master them.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#MartialArts #taekkyeon #kalaripayatt

  • 03:07 Sounds of the Nightmare Machine

    Sounds of the Nightmare Machine

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    What happens when a horror movie composer and a guitar maker join forces? They create the world’s most disturbing musical instrument. Affectionately known as "The Apprehension Engine," this one-of-a-kind instrument was commissioned by movie composer

  • 09:50 The Art of Becoming a Tightrope Clown

    The Art of Becoming a Tightrope Clown

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    Jungwoon Woo is studying to be a professional tightrope clown. A sophomore at the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, the 22-year-old is a student of jultagia form of Korean tightrope walking that dates back to the Silla period. An endangered cult

  • 12:42 5 of the World's Most Daring Rock Climbers

    5 of the World's Most Daring Rock Climbers

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    Were headed all the way up with the worlds top climbers. Among thema teenager who was labeled the best female rock climber in the world by the time she was 14, Chinese spider climbers who climb without ropes or tools of any kind and a blind man who reache

  • 06:58 The Best Home-Cooked Meals From Grandmas

    The Best Home-Cooked Meals From Grandmas

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    At Great Big Story, we've eaten a lot of weird, wild (wonderful) foods. But nothing beats the taste of home. We traveled to five countries around the world and asked grandmas and their grandkids to cook their favorite dish together. On the menu: onishime

  • 04:05 How This Action Sports Star Built His Own Prosthetic Leg

    How This Action Sports Star Built His Own Prosthetic Leg

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    In 2008, Monster Mike Schultz, a pro snowmobile racer, had his left leg amputated above the knee. Seven months later, he was zooming around on a dirt bike wearing a prosthetic leg that he designed and built himself. Today, the action sports star is at the

  • 11:59 Everybody Loves Bread

    Everybody Loves Bread

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    From baguettes to challah, weve made this reel with the bread of intentions.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6AcbThis story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so much more than play with our food. Come with us as we dive into deliciously different an

  • 04:59 Playing Minecraft to Raise Money for Cancer Research

    Playing Minecraft to Raise Money for Cancer Research

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    Anna Maree Manciet has a dream job. She is a pro gamer for Alienware. And, yes, it is fun, but it also provides her opportunities to play with purpose. In Memphis, Anna Maree is on the campus of the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital to play Minecraft.

  • 02:58 How CERN Is Uncovering the Secrets of Our Universe

    How CERN Is Uncovering the Secrets of Our Universe

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    Extra dimensions, dark matter and new particlesthe universes deepest secrets are being explored by physicists at CERNs Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland. The particle collider is a mind-blowing tool for scientific advancement, being used to r

  • 09:27 Making Music With Unlikely Instruments

    Making Music With Unlikely Instruments

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    Weve met plenty of artists who have mastered traditional musical instruments like guitars, violins and pianos. But pretty much any objectfrom a stalactite to a carrotcan be an instrument if its in the right hands. Lend us your ears. In this reel, were cel

  • 07:02 He Overcame Blindness and Cancer to Become a Powerlifting Champion

    He Overcame Blindness and Cancer to Become a Powerlifting Champion

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    Rocky Balboa isnt the only champion to come out of Philly. Meet Charles King. The 69-year-old is winning medals at powerlifting competitions around the world, but his journey getting there has not been easy. The Army veteran lost his sight when he was 39,

  • 02:58 How a 14-Year-Old Is Fighting Food Insecurity With Cupcakes

    How a 14-Year-Old Is Fighting Food Insecurity With Cupcakes

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    Michael Platt had to give up a lot of his favorite activities after he was diagnosed with epilepsy, but he found another hobby that he lovedbaking cupcakes. Three years ago, when he was just 11, Michael turned his passion into Michaels Desserts. For every

  • 08:18 Building the Engine That Will Take Us to Mars

    Building the Engine That Will Take Us to Mars

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    Franklin Chang Daz is a pioneer. As a child, he dreamed of going into space. As an adult, he made his wish come true. Diaz was the first naturalized U.S. citizen from Latin America to become an astronaut. After making seven trips into space, the MIT-educa

  • 12:25 These Grandmas Got Skills

    These Grandmas Got Skills

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    Who run the world? Grandmas! From a 101-year-old tattoo artist still inking away, to a spray paint-wielding grandma scrubbing away signs of Nazi hate, these are the women we look up to and aspire to be.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6AcbThis story is a part

  • 04:04 The Glass Artist Who Hides His Work All Around the World

    The Glass Artist Who Hides His Work All Around the World

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    Josh Simpson makes glass planets and simply put, they are out of this world. The artist crafts the intricate globes in his workshop in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. He started making them back in the 1970s, inspired after hearing the Apollo astronauts d

  • 05:57 Finishing the NYC Marathon While Paralyzed

    Finishing the NYC Marathon While Paralyzed

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    Hannah Gavios runs using crutches. The New Yorker calls it crutching or going for a crutch. An avid runner since high school, Gavios suffered a spinal cord injury after a horrific attack in 2016 that left her partially paralyzed. Unable to imagine a life

  • 04:08 Teaching Babysitters Life-Saving Skills

    Teaching Babysitters Life-Saving Skills

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    Babysitting is a big responsibility, and many teens do it with little or no training. Thats why Dignity Health teaches a Safe Sitter program at its facility in Chandler, Arizona. Ingrid Chung, 13, is one of the participants in the workshop taught by Missy

  • 03:17 The Worlds Largest Organ Is in This Pizza Shop

    The Worlds Largest Organ Is in This Pizza Shop

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    When you dine at Organ Stop Pizza, youre in for a show. The Mesa, Arizona, restaurant is home to the largest Wurlitzer organ in the world. Organist Brett Valliant plays the massive instrument for patrons, with an accompanying light show. The restaurant, w

  • 05:30 What to See, Eat and Do in Ghana

    What to See, Eat and Do in Ghana

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    In 2018, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo announced that 2019 would be an official year of return. To mark the solemn 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade, Ghana is extending an invitation to reunite Africans on the continent with Africans

  • 14:55 Get In the Christmas Spirit With These Stories

    Get In the Christmas Spirit With These Stories

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    You better not shout. You better not cry. You better not pout. Were telling you whythis reel is devoted to Santa Claus and Christmas merriment. Its lots of fun. So seriously, there is no need for you to shout, cry, or pout. Merry Christmas!SUBSCRIBE: http

  • 01:22 Visiting South Koreas Festival of Floating Lanterns

    Visiting South Koreas Festival of Floating Lanterns

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    Everyone is out at night in Jinju, South Korea, during a two-week period in the fall. No one wants to miss the Jinju Namgang Lantern Festival, which honors the nations fallen soldiers. At the heart of the event is a parade of lanterns floating on the Namg

  • 03:54 Meet the 26-year-old Aerospace Engineer Searching for Life on Other Planets

    Meet the 26-year-old Aerospace Engineer Searching for Life on Other Planets

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    The universe is full of mystery. Its riddled with questions that challenge us to go further than weve ever gone before. But in order to reach the answers that pique our curiosity, we need to leave the familiar behind. For Elio Morillo and his mother, leav

  • 06:25 The Icon Behind the Single Ladies Dance

    The Icon Behind the Single Ladies Dance

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    If youve performed Beyoncs Single Ladies routine at home in front of the mirror (and you know you have), its time you met the man behind these iconic moves. His name is JaQuel Knight, and he is a choreographer and image architect who works with superstars

  • 13:50 5 Stories About People Living On Edge

    5 Stories About People Living On Edge

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    Love a good cliffhanger? From people who can actually sleep while dangling from cliffs to a diver who leaps off cliffs with only water to break her fall, this reel will keep you on the edge of your seatSUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6AcbThis story is a part

  • 02:39 Germanys Adventure Park Is Home to Europes Largest Scuba Diving Pool

    Germanys Adventure Park Is Home to Europes Largest Scuba Diving Pool

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    An abandoned coal and steel production plant is now an adventure park in Duisburg, Germany. Its called Landschaftspark, which translates to Landscape Park. The property still looks like an industrial site from far away, but every square inch has been repu

  • 03:18 The Worlds Highest Post Office

    The Worlds Highest Post Office

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    The residents of Hikkima high-altitude village in Indias Himalayasdont have cell reception, or internet access. But theyve got mail. The tiny village is home to the worlds highest post office. Rinchen Chhering has been the devoted postmaster since it open

  • 03:26 How Ukrainian Rapper Alyona Alyona Became a Hip-Hop Sensation

    How Ukrainian Rapper Alyona Alyona Became a Hip-Hop Sensation

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    Most Ukrainian rappers perform in Russian. Not Alyona Alyona. She raps in her mother tongueUkrainian. While she lives in Kyiv now, the musician grew up in a small village in central Ukraine. Her upbringing is reflected in her lyrics. Alyona Alyona raps ab

  • 11:29 5 Stories That'll Give You the Chills

    5 Stories That'll Give You the Chills

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    If you love the cold, this reel is for you. Were exploring ice caves inside a glacier in Alaska, diving into the worlds coldest waters with scuba divers and climbing a frozen waterfall in Vancouver. If dont love the cold, well understand if you watch one

  • 14:07 Making Instruments Out of Ice, Vegetables, and More

    Making Instruments Out of Ice, Vegetables, and More

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    We get the band together in this reeland no one plays the guitar. Well, at least not the guitar as you would expect it to be.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6AcbThis story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of t

  • 02:48 This German Town Is Crazy for Gherkins

    This German Town Is Crazy for Gherkins

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    The residents of Spreewald, Germany, are proud of their gherkins, as they should be. A Spreewald resident came up with the concept of pickling cucumberswhich grow in abundance in the regionover 150 years ago. Today, tourists visit the area to eat the salt

  • 03:01 Love Quinoa? Thank the International Man of Botany

    Love Quinoa? Thank the International Man of Botany

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    Love mangoes and dates? Cant imagine a grain bowl without quinoa? We have botanist David Fairchild to thank for bringing these foods and many more to the United States. Fairchild spent his entire career traveling the world learning from indigenous food cu

  • 04:24 Making Strides in the Race to Better Treat Cancer

    Making Strides in the Race to Better Treat Cancer

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    In the fight against cancer, time is of the essence. Precision oncology is changing the way patients with cancer are treated, tailoring therapies and treatment plans based on what is happening to each individual patient and their tumor. This process invol

  • 03:07 Trying the Hardest Cheese in the World

    Trying the Hardest Cheese in the World

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    Dinesh Gale is a cattle farmer who makes chhurpi in Tipling, Nepal. Its a hard cheese that comes from the milk of chaurithats a cross between a yak and a cow. Chhurpi smells smoky and tastes sweet, and you chew it like you would a piece of gum. It is also

  • 04:56 How the Language From the Sims Was Created

    How the Language From the Sims Was Created

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    Chances are youve escaped reality (at least temporarily) through The Sims. One of the first life simulation video games, it allows players to live vicariously through virtual charactersand its played by people the world over. Which is why the characters s

  • 03:11 How Light and Water Inspires This Japanese Glass Artist

    How Light and Water Inspires This Japanese Glass Artist

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    If you are an artist who works with glass, Murano is the place to be. The Italian island a mile north of Venice is world famous for glass production. Ritsue Mishima is a master of the craft, and her work stands out. While Murano is known for colorful glas

  • 02:04 A View from Germanys Bastei Bridge

    A View from Germanys Bastei Bridge

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    Suspended 650 feet in the air between towering sandstone rocks, the Bastei Bridge is a Victorian era engineering marvel. Built in 1851, it offers stunning panoramic views of Saxon Switzerland National Park. Which isnt in Switzerland, by the way, but in Sa

  • 06:18 Coffee Around the World

    Coffee Around the World

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    If there is one thing people everywhere love, it just might be coffeemore than 2 billion cups are consumed on this planet every single day. In this installment of Around the World, we travel to five different countries to sample five different kinds of co

  • 16:02 4 Stories About Lawyers Standing Up for Justice

    4 Stories About Lawyers Standing Up for Justice

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    Meet the lawyers working tirelessly to defend everyones right to counsel, upholding justice under the law.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6AcbThis story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, s

  • 11:46 How These Everyday Things Were Invented

    How These Everyday Things Were Invented

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    The 20th century was a time of great innovation. From the automobile to the personal computer, inventors used their imaginations and skills to create products that have had an indelible impact on human existence. And we are thankful for their ingenuity. T

  • 11:47 4 Stories About Brilliant Professors

    4 Stories About Brilliant Professors

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    Welcome to Professors 101. Lets go over the syllabus. Youre going to meet teachers at institutions of higher learning in this academic reel, and theyve all got some curious interests. One invented the Rubiks cube, others are hoarding chalk, others are spi

  • 03:32 This Amateur Physicist Built a Fusion Reactor in His Backyard

    This Amateur Physicist Built a Fusion Reactor in His Backyard

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    Theres no telling what you can do when you put your mind to it. Take Richard Hull, he built a small-scale fusion reactorin a shed, in his backyard. A retired electronics engineer, Hull took a special interest in nuclear fusion. He lives in Lakeside, Virgi

  • 05:32 5 of the Best Street Food Finds in Seoul

    5 of the Best Street Food Finds in Seoul

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    There is no shortage of street food in Seoul. Every time you turn a corner in the South Korean capital, you see and smell something you just have to try. We sampled deep-fried treats like the french fry corn dog and fish cakes; soft, sweet egg bread; a br

  • 03:22 Meet Japans Toughest Monks

    Meet Japans Toughest Monks

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    Yamabushi monks commune with nature to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Its a beautiful journey, but it involves a grueling physical quest. In a ritual that simulates death and rebirth, the Japanese monks hike up a mountain in Yamagata Prefecture, take a

  • 11:29 4 Reasons Vinyl Still Spins Supreme

    4 Reasons Vinyl Still Spins Supreme

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    Just for the record, were thankful we live in a world where vinyl still exists. If you dont own a record player, this reel will inspire you to invest in one.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6AcbThis story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and

  • 03:21 Could This Fruit Be the Worlds Most Prized?

    Could This Fruit Be the Worlds Most Prized?

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    Italian farmer Michele Cirelli might just grow the most sought-after fruit in the world. He grows citrons, called etrog in Hebrew, a delicate fruit that is an important symbol in the Jewish celebration of Sukkot every autumn. But he doesnt grow your avera

  • 02:32 What It Takes to Maintain the Biggest Hedges in the U.K.

    What It Takes to Maintain the Biggest Hedges in the U.K.

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    It takes Dan Bull, a gardener at Powis Castle and Garden, eight weeks to trim all the hedges on the historic property in Welshpool, Wales. That might sound like shear madness, but before the advent of cutting tools powered by electricity and gas, a team o

  • 03:33 The Secret to Sriracha Hot Sauces Success

    The Secret to Sriracha Hot Sauces Success

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    David Tran is the man to thank for the Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce you douse your scrambled eggs with every morning. You know the stuff. Red bottle with a green cap and a rooster on the frontplus five languages on the bottlethis simple sauce connects people

  • 03:14 Making Gruyre in the Swiss Alps for Centuries

    Making Gruyre in the Swiss Alps for Centuries

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    Alexandre Muriths family has been making gruyre dalpage in Switzerland for five generations, and there is an art to producing this cheese with a hard texture and no holes. While regular gruyre is made year-round, gruyre dalpage is only made from May throu

  • 03:05 Crafting Indias 120-Foot-Long Snake Boats

    Crafting Indias 120-Foot-Long Snake Boats

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    Four hundred years ago, the snake boats of India were warships, used by battling kings along the backwaters of Kerala. Today, the long, canoe-like boats are used exclusively for racing. Reaching up to 120 feet in length, each snake boat can accommodate 10

  • 13:25 Bird Is The Word In These 5 Stories

    Bird Is The Word In These 5 Stories

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    Lets do a little birdwatching. Right here, right now. No need for binoculars. Were winging it in this reel full of stories about swiftlets, eagles, parrots, falcons and swans and the people who co-habitate with, train and track these feathered friends of

  • 12:37 4 Mind-Blowing Stories About the Brain

    4 Mind-Blowing Stories About the Brain

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    Its time for a big think. This reel is full of stories to feed your curiosity about the brain. They mostly have to do with human brains and how often they function in completely mysterious ways (especially in the case of a woman who never forgets anything

  • 12:44 Stories About Circus Life

    Stories About Circus Life

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    Were juggling so much at Great Big Story on any given day. But we always make time for stories about the circus. And, yes, this reel includes a story about juggling. But its a kind of juggling you likely havent seen before. Its competitive juggling. Its j

  • 05:11 This Is the Only School for Refugees in the U.S.

    This Is the Only School for Refugees in the U.S.

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    Many young refugees arrive in the United States with no formal schooling. Luma Mufleh wants them all to have the opportunity to succeed. Born in Amman, Jordan, she moved to the States as a young adult. In 2004, she founded the Fugees Academy in Atlanta, a

  • 03:34 From NFL to Opera Singer

    From NFL to Opera Singer

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    Dream big, and make it a reality. Tau Pupua did that not just once, but twice. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 7 from the Kingdom of Tonga. His parents brought him and his eight siblings to the U.S. because they wanted their children to g

  • 14:53 5 Stories About Clinics and Hospitals

    5 Stories About Clinics and Hospitals

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    This reel is in celebration of the people at the clinics and the hospitals who work to keep us all well.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6AcbThis story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, sti

  • 11:59 5 Stories All About Chickens

    5 Stories All About Chickens

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    We had planned to write: This is the reel where stories about chickens have come home to roost. Then we remembered this idiom actually means that the bad things you have done are now coming back to haunt you. And we dont want to say that. So lets just say

  • 04:09 Making Holocaust Archives Available to Everyone

    Making Holocaust Archives Available to Everyone

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    Allan Brauner is a Holocaust researcher. His late mother Margaret Brauner, who lived from 1924 to 2017, was a Holocaust survivor. He discovered her name, the number tattooed on her arm and her signature on a list of female prisoners held at Auschwitz by t

  • 01:12 Helping to End Homelessness Through Running

    Helping to End Homelessness Through Running

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    Alonzo Harris started running with Back on My Feet in October 2018. Since then, he has logged over 330 miles on the road to making a better life for himself. Back on My Feet is an organization that incorporates running into its program to end homelessness

  • 02:44 This Village in India Plants 111 Trees Every Time a Girl Is Born

    This Village in India Plants 111 Trees Every Time a Girl Is Born

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    In many parts of India, baby boys are favored over girls, whodue to the dowry systemcan be seen as a financial burden on families. But the people of Piplantri are fighting this prejudice. In Piplantri, villagers celebrate the birth of their girls by plant

  • 13:20 4 Stories About Making Movie Magic

    4 Stories About Making Movie Magic

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    Their faces arent onscreen, but youll recognize their work. These are the talented artisans who make the creatures and the props in your favorite movies and television shows. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb#movies #props #hollywoodThis story is a part of

  • 03:11 Making Legal Wigs for British Courts

    Making Legal Wigs for British Courts

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    If a barrister or a judge walked into a London courtroom without wearing a wig, well, everyone would wig out. Its a tradition to wear a legal wig in England. Ede & Ravenscroft, the oldest tailor in London, has been making these head coverings for over thr

  • 02:48 Wearing the Hair of Your Ancestors

    Wearing the Hair of Your Ancestors

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    The Qing Miao women of China have their mothers hair, quite literally. Each household prepares a headdress for their daughter to wear in honor of the women in the family. The headdress is made of real hair pulled from the combs of elders. Yang Er Meil liv

  • 01:14 Finding Tranquility in Chinas Extraordinary Wuling Mountains

    Finding Tranquility in Chinas Extraordinary Wuling Mountains

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    The Red Clouds Golden Summit is the pinnacle of tranquility. A spire of rock rising upward from Chinas Mount Fanjingshan in the Wuling Mountains, it soars above the clouds. Two temples sit atop this isolated natural wonderthe Temple of the Buddha and the

  • 11:53 4 Stories Thatll Make You Dance

    4 Stories Thatll Make You Dance

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    Lets dance! This reel begins with a story about a dance company in New York City for full-figured performers. Next, were stepping out in Seattle with a racial and social justice-oriented studio that teaches kids how to tap. Back in New York, were roaring

  • 02:53 The Fine Art of Fish Prints

    The Fine Art of Fish Prints

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    Before the days of photography, fishermen in Japan would immortalize their big catch with gyotaku, or fish prints. Today, Naoki Hayashi, is continuing the practice in Hawaii, keeping the ancient artform alive. He paints freshly caught fish with non-toxic

  • 12:46 4 Floral Stories

    4 Floral Stories

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    Stop and smell the roses and all of the other flowers in this arrangement aka Great Big Story reel. Its in full bloom with stories about the perfume capital of the world, a stunning Japanese flower park, an artist who sends flowers into outer space and a

  • 03:06 The Japanese Technique for Harvesting Sea Salt by Hand

    The Japanese Technique for Harvesting Sea Salt by Hand

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    To Ryoichi Toya, salt is a treasure from the sea. He’s an Agehama-style salt maker in Suzu, Japan, and his facility is one of the last to harvest sea salt using this traditional technique that is unique to the Noto peninsula. Dating back centuries,

  • 06:50 This School on a Bus Is Bringing Education to Everyone

    This School on a Bus Is Bringing Education to Everyone

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    Shelia Hill grew up in San Franciscos Sunnydale Projects. It was a rough neighborhood. She got into trouble when she was young and dropped out of school. She thought it wasnt for her. Hills attitude changed after she had her own children. One day, her son

  • 02:43 Experimenting With Food at Tinker Kitchen

    Experimenting With Food at Tinker Kitchen

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    Theres always something cooking at San Franciscos Tinker Kitchen. It is the ultimate maker space for anyone who likes to cookwhether they are cooking for fun, or prototyping ideas for new food products. The community kitchen is the brainchild of Dan Mills

  • 16:55 5 Stories That'll Make You Reach for the Stars

    5 Stories That'll Make You Reach for the Stars

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    We will start this copy with a disclaimer: If you are looking for stories about Hollywood stars, thats so not this reel. Sorry. But this is the internet, and we are confident you will find what you are looking for if you keep searching. Now, if you are lo

  • 03:23 How This Tattoo Artist Is Helping Others Heal From Trauma

    How This Tattoo Artist Is Helping Others Heal From Trauma

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    Brian Finn dedicates his artistic talent to helping people heal. The Toledo, Ohio, tattoo artist spends his days off using modern technology and a creative eye to transform scars caused by human trafficking, self-harm and domestic violence into symbols of

  • 11:35 5 Stories Exploring the Power of Our Senses

    5 Stories Exploring the Power of Our Senses

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    Many of us take our senses for granted. But what happens when you lose a sense? And what is it like to be born with a sense that operates in an unusual way? In this reel, we meet people with extraordinary sensory powers. From the inspiring story of a blin

  • 13:05 5 True Tales of Manhattan

    5 True Tales of Manhattan

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    Like Jay-Z, were in an Empire State of Mind. Great Big Storys headquarters are in New York City, and our filmmakers love to tell the stories of our beautiful, busy and diverse city. In this reel, were focusing on the borough of Manhattan. From a restauran

  • 10:09 Branching Out With 5 Stories About Trees

    Branching Out With 5 Stories About Trees

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    If a tree falls in a forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Well answer that philosophical question in this reel. Actually, we wont. But it is something to ponder. Deeply. Perhaps you can share your thoughts below. You must have so

  • 03:34 How The Blind Cook Christine Ha Became a Culinary Sensation

    How The Blind Cook Christine Ha Became a Culinary Sensation

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    I would not trade where I am today to have my vision back, says Christine Ha. Known as the Blind Cook, Christine started losing her sight right around the time she was teaching herself how to cook. She had to learn how to use the knife and stove all over

  • 04:09 Meet the Teenagers Fighting to Save Our Planet

    Meet the Teenagers Fighting to Save Our Planet

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    On September 20, 2019, millions of young people around the world skipped school to take part in the Global Climate Strike, organized by teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg. They sent a powerful message to world leaders attending the United Nati

  • 12:09 Serving Up Indian Food, From Mumbai to NYC

    Serving Up Indian Food, From Mumbai to NYC

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    If you love Indian food as much as we do, you will savor every moment of this. First up: Were going to show you where to find some of the best Indian food Stateside, from NYC to LA. Then were off to India to deliver lunches with the dabbawalas of Mumbai,

  • 17:15 5 Stories That'll Sting

    5 Stories That'll Sting

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    Can we get an ouch? In this reel, were introducing you to an entomologist who has been stung over 1,000 times on the job, honey hunters who dangle from cliffs while getting stung by bees and a stinging caterpillar with a strikingly familiar hairstyle.SUBS

  • 12:29 Big Wheels (and Little Wheels) Keep on Turning

    Big Wheels (and Little Wheels) Keep on Turning

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    Theres a lot of fun to be had on wheels. Just look at the people featured in these videos. One is catching air in a wheelchair, others are doing backflips on roller skates. Lets rock and roll.SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6AcbThis story is a part of our Hum

  • 03:05 The Master of Shadow Puppets

    The Master of Shadow Puppets

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    Fan Zhengan is keeping the tradition of Mount Tai shadow puppetry alive in Taian, China. The art form was created more than 2,000 years ago. Zhengan, who turns 76 this year, has been at it for 68 years, and hes basically a one-man puppeteering band. He op

  • 02:58 The Swiss Art of Papercutting

    The Swiss Art of Papercutting

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    Its amazing what Anne Rosat can do with a pair of scissors. This 83-year-old artist has been depicting life in the Swiss Alps through the folk art known as papercutting for 50 years. Using scissors, paper, tweezers and glue, she crafts intricate, colorful

  • 12:57 Slither Into 8 Stories About Snakes

    Slither Into 8 Stories About Snakes

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    Snakes on a plane? We dont have any stories about snakes on a plane. But we have lots of other snakes stories that are just as snaky. Maybe even snakier. Possibly the snakiest of all time. Among themthe snake catchers of Bangkok, the true story behind sna


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