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How Falconry Shaped the English Language

9 час. назад

Feeling hoodwinked or fed up? You can thank falconry for those particular turns of phrase. During the 16th century, a rather notable amateur falconer named ...

Explore the Melting Ice Caves of Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier

9 час. назад

Mendenhall Glacier is a spectacular 12-mile-long glacier near Juneau, Alaska. Ice caves make up its surreal interior. Only the truly adventurous can access its ...

Solo No More: Bringing Diversity to Rock Climbing

1 дн. назад

As a kid, Mikhail Martin rarely saw his family or friends venture into the outdoors to hike or climb. When he started rock climbing, he noticed that he was the only ...

Soaring Above the Clouds with the King of the Andes

1 дн. назад

With a wingspan up to 10 feet in length, the mighty Andean condor is one of the largest flying birds in the world. Found throughout the Andes Mountains, the ...

Embrace Your Inner Child at Japan's Site of Reversible Destiny

4 дн. назад

Nestled in the side of Japan's Yoro Mountains is a park plucked straight out of Wonderland. Filled with mind-bending sculptures and intricate labyrinths meant to ...

How Marilyn Monroe Inspired the Creation of 'Twin Peaks'

4 дн. назад

Let's consider the similarities between the “Twin Peaks” character Laura Palmer and Marilyn Monroe: They're both iconic blondes with sunny exteriors that mask ...

Smashing the Appalachian Trail Speed Record With an Ultra-Distance Legend

5 дн. назад

In September 2016, ultra-distance running legend Karl Meltzer set the speed record for traversing the iconic Appalachian Trail—a beastly 2190-mile-long, ...

Building Stop-Motion Masterpieces by Hand

5 дн. назад

Phil Tippett has spent a lifetime in the film industry, working as a model-maker, visual effects supervisor, director and stop-motion animator. He's been involved ...

These Adorable Animals are Fighting Extinction

6 дн. назад

In this reel, we meet some adorable creatures fighting for survival, including a family of pileated gibbons, a prehensile-tailed porcupine facing habitat loss and an ...

The Master Matador Tailor

6 дн. назад

If you find yourself in the direct path of a charging 1300-pound-bull, you had better be well dressed. That's Antonio Lopez Fuentes' philosophy.

Must Love Bugs

6 дн. назад

Entomologists Charlie and Lois O'Brien have the largest private collection of insects in the world. In their 55 years of marriage, these real life “love bugs” have ...

The Doctor of Korea’s Craft Beer Movement

1 нед. назад

One glass of beer changed Hee-Yoon Kim's life. She was working as an herbal medicine doctor in 2012, when a single glass of (particularly good) beer inspired ...

Pretty, Big and Dancing

1 нед. назад

Akira Armstrong started dancing at 8 years old and never looked back. She even landed a featured appearance in two Beyonce music videos, but when she ...

Unique Eats

1 нед. назад

In this reel, feast your eyes on some of the culinary world's most unique dining experiences, from a restaurant run entirely by grandmas, to a Cuban pizzeria ...

Forging Mona Lisa’s Smile: Creating Perfect Replicas of Classic Art

1 нед. назад

The employees at Factum Arte are world-class art forgers. But this Madrid-based company is no criminal enterprise. Each piece they create is intended to ...

This Bird that Came Back From Extinction

1 нед. назад

The Pava Aliblanca is a slender black bird with a black tipped beak and nine large white flight feathers at the ends of its wings. It was first discovered in 1877, but ...

Shredding the Slopes With High-Flying Skiers

1 нед. назад

Great Big Reel 196: New to our channel, or don't have time to look through our back catalog? This video is part of a series of Great Big Reels we've put together ...

A World of Ways to Save the World

2 нед. назад

Sustainability is more than a buzzword; it's a global movement and a call to action. From backyard DIY projects to companies that hold themselves to the highest ...

Pumping Iron With Kenya's Strongest Mother and Daughter

2 нед. назад

Mercy Obiero and her daughter Natasha Okoth are some of the strongest women in Kenya. Mercy, a national weightlifting legend, embraced the sport during a ...

That Time Jimi Hendrix Opened for The Monkees

2 нед. назад

In the storied summer of 1967, there was an ever-so-brief (and ever-so-strange) combination of two ever-so-different musical icons: The Monkees and Jimi ...

New Orleans’ Queen of Creole Cooking Still Reigns at 94

2 нед. назад

At Dooky Chase's Restaurant in New Orleans, a hearty bowl of chef Leah Chase's gumbo is an authentic taste of history. Widely known as the queen of Creole ...