Great Big Story
Great Big Story is a global media company devoted to cinematic storytelling. Headquartered in New York, with a bureau in London, our studios create and distribute micro docs and short films, as well as series for digital, social, TV and theatrical release. Since our launch in late 2015, our producers have traveled to more than 100 countries to discover the untold, the overlooked and the flat-out amazing.

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How People Make Ice Cream Around the World How People Make Ice Cream Around the World
12 months ago En
Great Big Story senior producer Beryl Shereshewsky is hosting an ice cream social in the latest episode of “Around the World.” Grab a spoon, and join her as she speaks with seven people from seven countries to learn how they make ice cream. Among the treats waiting to be sampled: colorful halo-halo in the Philippines; spaghetti ice cream in Germany that really looks like pasta; and a delicious sweet and sour prickly pear ice cream in Mexico made from the fruit of wild cacti. For more from Beryl, follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shereshe/. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #IceCream #AroundtheWorld #Dessert This 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 and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang wit
This Gymnast Is Literally Allergic to Everything, Even Exercise This Gymnast Is Literally Allergic to Everything, Even Exercise
12 months ago En
Natasha Coates has a rare condition called mast cell activation syndrome. Anything from sweating to laughing can set off a life-threatening allergic reaction, and she is hospitalized at least every two weeks. Coates hasn’t let her condition hold her back. An accomplished athlete, the elite disability gymnast has won 22 British titles and 38 British medals. Her condition makes training and competing challenging. But that only makes the victories that much sweeter. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://ww
The Art of Leadership featuring teamLab The Art of Leadership featuring teamLab
12 months ago En
teamLab are a collective of artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, and architects who create artwork which shows people another way of seeing the world. This is how they subvert expectations, change perceptions, and touch hearts and minds. This Great Big Story is by BMW: https://redirect.bmw.com/8seriesgrancoupe #THE8 #BMW #teamLabPlanets #greatbigstory #theartofleadership #teamLab #teamLabBorderless SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Frontiers series, where we bring you front and center to the dreamers, pioneers, and innovators leading society at the cutting edge. Let us take you along for a trip to the oft-imagined but rarely accomplished. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our w
When You Live in the Swiss Alps, You Can Paraglide to Work When You Live in the Swiss Alps, You Can Paraglide to Work
12 months ago En
Nestled in the Swiss Alps, the geography and climate make it possible to paraglide all year long in Vercorin. Which is why the tiny village in Switzerland is known as a paraglider’s paradise. Some people even commute to work attached to their gliders. We take to the sky with local resident Marie Glassey and her dog/co-pilot Maya to see why this form of transportation and recreation is so popular. #Paraglide #Switzerland #Commute SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com
Searching for China’s Ancient Tea Leaves Searching for China’s Ancient Tea Leaves
2 years ago En
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 world, up steep mountains and through remote jungles in search of the world’s oldest tea trees. Now, through Tea Drunk, a teahouse in New York City, she’s giving others the opportunity to be steeped in history. This Great Big Story was made possible by UBS: https://bit.ly/3iTnnbZ SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This 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 and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY
The Pastry Chef Adding to Japan’s 400+ Flavors of Kit Kat The Pastry Chef Adding to Japan’s 400+ Flavors of Kit Kat
2 years ago En
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 Nestlé Japan. And it’s up to Yasumasa Takagi to keep the fresh flavors coming. The classically-trained pastry chef has added over 50 to the Kit Kat canon so far. Takagi invites us into his kitchen in Tokyo to see how he creates yummy new flavor profiles for customers who are always hungry for more. #KitKat #wasabi #chocolate SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This 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 and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with u
7 Ways to Eat Pizza | Around the World 7 Ways to Eat Pizza | Around the World
2 years ago En
No matter how you slice it, one pizza-themed episode of “Around the World” simply wasn’t 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 pineapple on your pizza. Who knew that was a thing, from Malaysia to Sweden to Australia? She tries pizza topped with everything from Thousand Island dressing to gruyère cheese to bacon in this special episode of “Around the World.” Australia Ham and pineapple with barbecue sauce Recipe from Maya_Rose 1. Use barbecue sauce as the base, instead of tomato sauce 2. Add cheese of choice, pineapple, and ham before baking in the oven England Deep-fried Scottish pizza crush Recipe from Ron0Studios 1. Create a batter using flour, baking powder, salt and water, and place in the fridge for 15 minutes 2. Cover a slice of cheese pizza in the batter, and deep fry in a pot of hot vegetable oil 3. After it has cooled, serve with French fries and white vinegar, for dipp
In Malaysia, Darth Vader Is Leading a Shadow Puppetry Revival In Malaysia, Darth Vader Is Leading a Shadow Puppetry Revival
2 years ago En
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 how he and a 13th generation master puppeteer known as Pak Dain are taking delighted audiences to a galaxy far, far away with every epic performance. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FusionWayangKulit/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fusionwayangkulit/ SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #StarWars #Malaysia #TintoChou This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Co
Why Champion Weightlifter Kate Nye Is Sharing Her Mental Health Journey Why Champion Weightlifter Kate Nye Is Sharing Her Mental Health Journey
2 years ago En
Kate Nye is one of the top weightlifters today, winning world championships and breaking records. She’s also one of Team USA’s brightest hopes for the Olympics. But through it all, she has struggled with her mental health. In 2019, she was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. Nye went public with her diagnosis, wanting to erase the stigma attached to the way we talk about mental health. #weightlifter #bipolar #MentalHealth SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com
The True Stories Behind Comic Sans and Ctrl-Alt-Del The True Stories Behind Comic Sans and Ctrl-Alt-Del
2 years ago En
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 shouldn’t) and shut our computers down with a simple Ctrl-Alt-Del command when they just won’t behave. #ComicSans #Solitaire #CtrlAltDel SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Frontiers series, where we bring you front and center to the dreamers, pioneers, and innovators leading society at the cutting edge. Let us take you along for a trip to the oft-imagined but rarely accomplished. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com
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
2 years ago En
You’re 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. It’s called Hinadan, and it’s inspired by a traditional Japanese doll festival. We met Wakamiya, now 84, in Kanagawa, Japan, and learned how this IT evangelist and digital creator is empowering other senior citizens to make the most of technology. #Coder #MasakoWakamiya #Hinadan SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Frontiers series, where we bring you front and center to the dreamers, pioneers, and innovators leading society at the cutting edge. Let us take you along for a trip to the oft-imagined but rarely accomplished. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T
What Pizza Is Like Around the World What Pizza Is Like Around the World
2 years ago En
We’re 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, we’ll see. In the latest episode of “Around the World,” we take a look at how pizza is prepared by seven people in seven countries, including Mexico, Sweden and Nepal. And no topping—from corn to grasshoppers to bananas—is off the table. Let the great pizza debate begin. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #AroundTheWorld #pizza #oven This 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 and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly
Meet the Voice Behind ‘Teen Titans’ Beast Boy Meet the Voice Behind ‘Teen Titans’ Beast Boy
2 years ago En
It’s 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 “DuckTales,” Michelangelo in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and Chiro in “Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!” Cipes tells us how messing around on a CB radio and making prank calls prepared him for his dream career. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #TeenTitans #VoiceActing #GregCipes This 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. Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV
What You Need for a Classic '90s Bedroom What You Need for a Classic '90s Bedroom
2 years ago En
If you were growing up in the ‘90s, stop for a moment to picture your bedroom. Do you see an inflatable chair? A Delia’s catalog on the end of the bed? Walls covered with posters of ’N Sync from J-14 magazine? We knew it. We’re reminiscing about decor, fashion and boy crushes with an architectural expert from MoMA, the cool Delia’s stylist we wish we knew when we were 12 and the editor from J-14 magazine who made sure our poster boys always looked their best. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #RememberWhen #90s #DeliasCatalog This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visi
8 Ways to Eat Instant Noodles | Around the World 8 Ways to Eat Instant Noodles | Around the World
2 years ago En
Do you boil your favorite instant noodles and simply dump them into a bowl? If so, it’s 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 eight countries, including Indonesia, Trinidad and Tobago and Nepal, and makes them all in her New York City kitchen. From pancakes with melted cheese on top to a hot, spicy soup enhanced with the crunch of crispy chicken skin, instant noodles can be the basis for truly delicious dishes. (And one of the recipes doesn’t even require any cooking!) India Maggi Noodles Recipe from Bawa Singh 1. Take a large frying pan (a wok or a kadhai). Add a little bit of oil. 2. Sauté chopped onions, tomatoes and paneer (fresh cheese). Add salt and cover with a lid. 3. After vegetables have become soft, add two pack of Maggi noodles, the flavor packet, and water as per packet instructions. Stir and let cook until the noodles become soft and the water turns into the consist
A Veteran Stuntman Reenacts Movie Stunts with LEGO Cars A Veteran Stuntman Reenacts Movie Stunts with LEGO Cars
2 years ago En
Ever watch an action movie and imagine what it would be like to perform a gravity-defying car stunt? Veteran stuntman and stunt coordinator Rick Fike is putting you right in the driver’s seat. Well, as close as a non-professional can get. Using realistic LEGO Technic models, Fike takes us through the planning and execution of daring stunts like high skiing, reverse j-turns and ramp jumps. Seriously, playing with toy cars never gets old. This Great Big Story is by LEGO Technic. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world dire
Bugs, Weeds, Snails: Your Sushi Is Served Bugs, Weeds, Snails: Your Sushi Is Served
2 years ago En
Weeds, European Snails, Asian Shore Crabs. Chef Bun Lai forages for invasive species to create some of the most delicious—and sustainable—sushi around. You've never had a grasshopper roll like this. This Great Big Story was made possible by UBS: https://bit.ly/2F02axF SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This 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 and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com
How Germany Is Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday How Germany Is Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday
2 years ago En
The celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday this year is reaching a crescendo in Germany. The composer and pianist was born in Bonn on December 16, 1770, and his musical legacy carries on. In this reel, we meet concert pianists putting a new spin on Beethoven’s work. Susanne Kessel, for one, put out a call to composers for 250 new piano pieces inspired by Beethoven and is now in the midst of performing them. Elsewhere, the duo known as Pianotainment is using humor and serious piano chops to make the work of the likes of Beethoven accessible to all. We wrap up this ode to Beethoven with a visit to a museum full of self-playing musical instruments. And, yes, some of them even play Beethoven. This Great Big Story was made possible by the German National Tourism Board and BTHVN2020: https://www.germany.travel/beethoven2020 SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, a
Meet the Voice Behind Cyborg, Aqualad and “Lion King’s” Rafiki Meet the Voice Behind Cyborg, Aqualad and “Lion King’s” Rafiki
2 years ago En
You’ve heard Khary Payton say “Booyah!” at least a million times if you’re a fan of “Teen Titans Go!” Payton plays Cyborg on the animated series. He is also known for voicing both Aqualad and Black Manta in the DC Comics series “Young Justice” as well as Rafiki from “The Lion King.” One of Hollywood’s busiest voiceover actors tells us how being loud and exuberant worked in his favor at his first voiceover audition. He also explains how his background in Shakespearean theater informs the onscreen role he is most famous for—King Ezekiel from “The Walking Dead.” SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Cyborg #TeenTitansGo! #VoiceActing This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ
2000's Teen Heartthrobs From “Lizzie McGuire” to “One on One” 2000's Teen Heartthrobs From “Lizzie McGuire” to “One on One”
2 years ago En
All the boy crushes you had as a teenager? They never really go away. We’ll prove that to you. We caught up with the actors who stole our hearts back in the day playing Ethan Craft in “Lizzie McGuire,” Arnaz Ballard in “One on One,” Rufio in “Hook” and Joey Donner in “10 Things I Hate About You.” And, yes, they are still as cool as ever. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #RememberWhen #BoyCrush #90s This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com
Meet the Voice of Batman Meet the Voice of Batman
2 years ago En
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 prestigious acting school in New York City. He studied alongside heavyweights Robin Williams, Kelsey Grammer and more. Conroy would go on to perform on Broadway and off-Broadway when his agent called him about auditioning for the role of Batman in a new animated show. During the audition Kevin was able to use his theater background to manifest one of the most memorable voices in cartoon history. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Batman #KevinConroy #DCComics This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagra
7 Rice Dishes From Around the World 7 Rice Dishes From Around the World
2 years ago En
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 countries—from Mexico to Iran—to prepare rice-based dishes that are part of their nation’s culinary identity. After sampling Finland’s savory Karelian pie, Vietnam’s bánh tét lá cẩm rice cakes stuffed with salted duck egg and dried shrimp and all of the other delicious food featured, she is confident you’ll have a new appreciation for this simple grain. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Rice #Grains #AroundTheWorld This 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 and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make ou
The Art of Leadership Featuring Ellen von Unwerth The Art of Leadership Featuring Ellen von Unwerth
2 years ago En
Ellen von Unwerth has been capturing the world in her own unique way for decades. She’s established a distinctive and beloved photographic career that’s spanned decades, thanks to an ability to frame genuine moments of discovery and contextualize them into art. This Great Big Story is by BMW: https://b.mw/ellenvonunwerth #THE8 #BMW #greatbigstory #theartofleadership #ellenvonunwerth SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com
How a 500-Year-Old Chinese ‘Bagel’ Helped Win a War How a 500-Year-Old Chinese ‘Bagel’ Helped Win a War
2 years ago En
This round bread might look like a bagel. It’s even got the trademark hole in the middle. But this is not a bagel. It’s guang-bing, and it’s got a heroic past. This is the story of how a humble little doughy treat helped China win a war 500 years ago. And that hole? There’s a story there, too. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #GuangBing #Bread #China This 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 and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com
The NASA Engineer Making STEM Sing The NASA Engineer Making STEM Sing
2 years ago En
Growing up, Dajae never saw anyone like her represented in the world of STEM. But after attending Missouri University of Science and Technology as a college athlete, she pursued her love for engineering. Today, she’s an engineer at the NASA facility in Pasadena, California, working hard to ensure that other young women are given the opportunities to pursue their own careers in STEM. Using music, she rhymes and raps about math and science, making STEM fun and accessible for the next generation. This Great Big Story was made possible by Accenture: https://www.accenture.com/in-en SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Frontiers series, where we bring you front and center to the dreamers, pioneers, and innovators leading society at the cutting edge. Let us take you along for a trip to the oft-imagined but rarely accomplished. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acqua
How Tokyo’s Massive Lost & Found Works How Tokyo’s Massive Lost & Found Works
2 years ago En
The bad news—you lost your wallet in Tokyo. The good news—chances are good you will get it back, along with all the cash tucked inside. In Japan, residents are diligent about making sure what’s lost is found and returned to its rightful owner. This is how the city’s stunningly efficient Lost & Found system works. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #lost #found #tokyo This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com
What It’s Like to Walk in Space and Dive 7 Miles Below Sea Level What It’s Like to Walk in Space and Dive 7 Miles Below Sea Level
2 years ago En
Dr. Kathy Sullivan has experienced incredible highs and exhilarating lows as an explorer. As a NASA astronaut, Sullivan was the first American woman to complete a spacewalk in 1984. As a geologist and oceanographer, she became the first woman to dive to the lowest point on Earth—the Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, a depth of almost seven miles—earlier this year. These experiences have shaped her perspective on the world and our role in it as human beings. And, boy, does she have stories. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #astronaut #oceanographer #geologist This story is a part of our Frontiers series, where we bring you front and center to the dreamers, pioneers, and innovators leading society at the cutting edge. Let us take you along for a trip to the oft-imagined but rarely accomplished. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo
5 Singapore Startups Taking Innovation to the Next Level 5 Singapore Startups Taking Innovation to the Next Level
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In Singapore, it’s hardly business as usual. Startups are pushing the boundaries of technology to improve the quality of life for everyone. Join us as we visit five companies making everything from sponges that can soak up oil spills in the ocean, to robotic hands for people with neurological disorders, to laser communication devices designed to bring the internet to everyone: https://bit.ly/33EFDRo NOTE: These stories were filmed prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Great Big Story encourages everyone to stay safe and continue to social distance. This Great Big Story was made possible by Singapore Tourism Board: www.visitsingapore.com/mice, Enterprise Singapore: https://www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/, and the Singapore Economic Development Board: www.edb.gov.sg SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Frontiers series, where we bring you front and center to the dreamers, pioneers, and innovators leading society at the cutting edge. Let us take you along for a trip to the oft-imagined but ra
The Mysterious Origins of Maiden’s Castle The Mysterious Origins of Maiden’s Castle
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Although it appears to be floating on the Mediterranean, Maiden’s Castle sits on a tiny island off the coast of Kizkalesi, Turkey. The structure dates back to the 12th century, but no one knows who constructed the ancient relic. Many tell a legend, however, involving a Byzantine king, his daughter and a fortune teller’s frightening prediction. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Turkey #Fortress #Byzantine This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://
Visiting a French Winery Run by Veterans Visiting a French Winery Run by Veterans
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At the Domaine du Capitaine Danjou winery in southeastern France, retired members of the French Foreign Legion harvest grapes and bottle red, rosé and white wine. The work is hard but therapeutic, providing a sense of purpose and peace. And you can’t beat the scenery. The property is also the site of a retirement home for those who have served in the elite branch of the French Army. #wine #veterans #france SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com
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 specializing in education technology and learning sciences, the educator says it’s a great way to bond. Alienware recently provided Dr. Siyahhan with gaming laptops for her Play2Connect project. She set them up in a classroom and invited families to play Minecraft. Not all of the parents were up to speed on the game, but that wasn’t a problem. Their kids were happy to teach them. This Great Big Story is by Alienware: https://www.youtube.com/user/AlienwareChannel SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Frontiers series, where we bring you front and center to the dreamers, pioneers, and innovators leading society at the cutting edge. Let us take you along for a trip to the oft-imagined but rarely accomplished. Got a story idea for us? Sh
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 turtle’s nose began to circulate. Today, Robinson is studying green sea turtles off the coast of the Bahamian island of Eleuthera, relying on TurtleCams. The devices are mounted on the backs of turtles. They provide a turtle’s-eye view of how these endangered animals live and the threats they face. In this episode of “Mission Wild,” Wes Larson dives into the project, channeling his inner Michael Phelps to find potential turtle subjects. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #MissionWild #SeaTurtle #Bahamas This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigSt
In Japan, Seniors Step Up to Bat In Japan, Seniors Step Up to Bat
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Patrick Davison is striking out stereotypes about old age in “Balloon Elderly,” a documentary about a slow-pitch softball team in Hongodai, Japan, made up mostly of men over 70. In Davison’s mind, these men embody the definition of the Japanese word ikigai, which roughly translates to “reason for being.” “I was inspired by this idea and how the Balloon Elderly found some of their ikigai in the friendship and camaraderie of the team and in the game of softball,” he says. “They liked winning as much as anyone, but it didn’t seem to be their main motivation. They truly cared about each other, and they tried to make the team a place where everyone was supported through the struggles of aging.” Davison, director of documentary projects and professor of visual communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, shot “Balloon Elderly” while he was in Japan as a Fulbright Scholar. He chronicles a season on the field with the Balloon Elderly, following the team through the final round of the Hinohara T
Why This Man Only Wears Red and White Why This Man Only Wears Red and White
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Meet Seven (yes, that’s his real name). He lives in Bangalore, India, and he wears nothing but red and white. And he drives a red and white car. And every item in his home is… Can you guess? This is the story of how one man came to show his true colors. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #India #Bangalore #Seven This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com
Trying Japanese and Jewish Fusion Food Trying Japanese and Jewish Fusion Food
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She is Japanese. He is Jewish. Together, they cook up all kinds of deliciousness. Meet Sawako Okochi and Aaron Israel. Their love for each other led to marriage, and their love of cooking led to Shalom Japan. The Brooklyn restaurant merges Japanese and Jewish culinary influences. On the menu? Matzoh ball ramen and a lox bowl version of chirashi. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This 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 and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com
Your Weekend in 1993 Your Weekend in 1993
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The year is 1993, it’s Saturday morning, and you’re ready to party all weekend long. First up: park yourself in front of the TV for a round of cartoons. And what better program to start with than “Animaniacs.” Do you have the “Nations of the World” song memorized? Well, Rob Paulsen—aka the voice of Yakko Warner—sure does. After you’ve got your fix of cartoons, it’s time to let your inner Picasso loose on some Perler beads. Artist Kyle McCoy gives us a little history on everyone’s favorite after-school craft. Last up, end the weekend with a bang with an epic game of laser tag. We talk to the creator of laser tag, George Carter (the man, the myth, the legend), on how Star Wars inspired the game. Come along and get nostalgic with us. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Nostalgia #90s #Childhood This 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 ema
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 in 13 major cities in the United States. “When I found Back on My Feet, I was in a dark place. But I knew that if I could just run, things would get better,” Alonzo says. For Alonzo, his daughter is all the motivation he needs to keep going because he knows he always wants to be there for her. We followed Alonzo on a marathon training run in New York City. This Great Big Story is by ASICS: https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/clk/454093904;257961185;r To learn more about Back On My Feet visit https://www.backonmyfeet.org/ SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #GT2000 8 This 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 f
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 the Nazis. There are 227 names on the list, and Brauner has made it his personal journey to uncover the stories of all those who experienced the Holocaust alongside his mother. We accompany Brauner as he travels to the Arolsen Archives in Bad Arolsen, Germany in search of information. The largest archives in the world on the victims of Nazi persecution, the institution houses 30 million documents. Ancestry formed a partnership with the Arolsen Archives to make these records widely available and searchable online, for free. “It is more important than ever to show what can happen if these values about solidarity, about equality, about respect are not upheld,” says Floriane Azoulay, the director of the Arolsen Archives. Learn more at Ancestry.com/AlwaysRemember
Supreme Reseller OG Ma Is a Chinatown Hypebeast Supreme Reseller OG Ma Is a Chinatown Hypebeast
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OG Ma is a streetwear legend. Born Lam Zie, she moved to the U.S. from China in the early 1990s. She fell in love with street style, and was rocking Supreme back when it was still a niche brand among skaters. One of the first people to realize you could make a fortune selling cult brands on the resale market, she opened Unique Hype Collection in New York City’s Chinatown. Today, the shop has become the go-to place for all things Supreme. She’s got fans in Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott, and everyone wants to have their photo taken with OG Ma, the icon herself. The story of America is the story of immigrants. We teamed up with Minnie Driver to share stories of some incredible individuals building a stronger, more united America. Check them all out in our latest series, “I Am An Immigrant.” SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Supreme #Clothing #Trendy This 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 peop
How a Somali Refugee Is Creating Community in Minnesota How a Somali Refugee Is Creating Community in Minnesota
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Hudda Ibrahim and her family fled civil war in Somalia for a new life in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She soon discovered that her neighbors were curious about Somali culture, but many were afraid to ask questions. Instead of falling to assumptions and misconceptions, Hudda wanted to encourage a community based on conversation. She started Dine and Dialogue—a program that invited her neighbors to ask questions and get to know each other, all over a home-cooked meal. From hijabs to Sharia law, no subject is off the table. Today, she continues to host this open forum every month, bridging the gap between people and finding a path to compassion through the stomach. The story of America is the story of immigrants. We teamed up with Minnie Driver to share stories of some incredible individuals building a stronger, more united America. Check them all out in our latest series, “I Am An Immigrant.” SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Dine #Dialogue #Conversation This story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so m
Making Gruyère in the Swiss Alps for Centuries Making Gruyère in the Swiss Alps for Centuries
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Alexandre Murith’s family has been making gruyère d’alpage in Switzerland for five generations, and there is an art to producing this cheese with a hard texture and no holes. While regular gruyère is made year-round, gruyère d’alpage is only made from May through October. That’s when the cows are allowed to graze freely in the mountains, nibbling on wildflowers. Once the cows are milked, the Murith family’s gruyère d’alpage is made in a traditional manner with no processing, and each wheel is aged for several months. Join us in the Swiss Alps for a lesson in cheesemaking. This Great Big Story was inspired by Genesis: https://www.genesis.com/ SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #gruyere #cheese #traditions This 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 and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes
On Witch Watch at Castle Halloween Museum On Witch Watch at Castle Halloween Museum
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Pamela Apkarian-Russell is The Halloween Queen®. It’s literally her official title. As a social historian and the curator of Castle Halloween Museum in Altoona, Pennsylvania, her moniker is fitting. Over the last five decades, Pamela has collected more than 35,000 artifacts that detail the cultural significance of Halloween across generations and all over the world. Memorabilia from the Salem Witch Trials, memento mori made from human hair, spooky sculptures, games and vintage costumes are a small sampling of her vast collection. Oh and pumpkins—she has lots of pumpkins. Join Pamela for a haunted tour through time and learn the real meaning of the holiday. This Great Big Story was made with GEICO: https://www.geico.com/landingpage/go470/ SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Halloween #Spooky #Geico This 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
From NFL to Opera Singer From NFL to Opera Singer
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Dream big, and make it a reality. Ta’u Pupu’a 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 get an education. And Ta’u didn’t let them down. He went to college on a full scholarship and played pro football for the Cleveland Browns. After an injury sidelined his career, he didn’t give up—he reinvented himself. He followed his passion for singing all the way to New York and earned a full ride to the Juilliard School. Today, he is a famous tenor in the opera world, taking his voice around the world. We’re taking a page from his playbook. The story of America is the story of immigrants. We teamed up with Minnie Driver to share stories of some incredible individuals building a stronger, more united America. Check them all out in our latest series, “I Am An Immigrant.” SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #NFL #Opera #Singer This story is a part of our
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 school specifically catered towards young refugees. The school’s student body represents 32 different ethnic groups, and all the students have spent tine living in refugee camps. Many have witnessed war, and some are the first in their families to attend school. At Fugees, they receive the support and guidance they need to thrive. In fact, 95 percent of seniors have graduated from the academy every year since 2016. In 2018, Fugees expanded to a second location in Columbus, Ohio. Soon, they hope to take their mission nationwide. The story of America is the story of immigrants. We teamed up with Minnie Driver to share stories of some incredible individuals building a stronger, more united America. Check them all out in our latest series, “I Am An Immigrant.”
How Running Can Completely Change Your Life How Running Can Completely Change Your Life
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Running can change everything: not just your fitness level and your emotional state, but the way you see yourself. More than a physical pursuit, it’s crucial to maintaining a sound mind and a sound body. When you’re at your lowest, it can remind you that small steps add up to miles. That’s the philosophy powering Back On My Feet, an organization that uses running to end homelessness and support the formerly homeless. For Kevin, running was a way to combat depression and anxiety, and with the guided runs and extensive support of Back on My Feet, he was able to overcome homelessness too. This Great Big Story was made by ASICS: https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/clk/451906440;256030306;t SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Asics #Run #Inspire This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind
Five Natural Wonders to Visit in the Dominican Republic Five Natural Wonders to Visit in the Dominican Republic
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From botanical gardens and breathtaking panoramic views, to rappelling and cliff diving, we’ve found the best natural wonders the Dominican Republic has to offer. Come along on a canyoneering adventure to the Magic Mushroom, get lost in a national park full of rainforests, caves and hundreds of species of birds, and sandboard down the dunes of Baní. It’s a glorious way to explore the country. This Great Big Story was made possible by GoDominicanRepublic: http://www.godominicanrepublic.com/ SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Explore #DominicanRepublic #Travel This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Face
4 Mind-Blowing Stories About the Brain 4 Mind-Blowing Stories About the Brain
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It’s 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). But we do have one story just for dog lovers (you’re welcome!). It’s about a neuroscientist who trains pooches to sit in MRI machines so he can study their brains. Prepare to have your mind blown. This Great Big Reel was made possible by Lexus: https://www.lexus.com/curiosity/ SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Lexus #Brain #MRI This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come
In Iran, A Village Among Volcanic Rocks In Iran, A Village Among Volcanic Rocks
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At first glance, the village of Kandovan in Iran looks like simply a surreal rock formation. But as you get closer, you see doors and windows and people. The village is full of cave-like dwellings carved out of volcanic rocks in the foothills of Mount Sahand. People have been living here for 700 years, walking through alleys and climbing stairwells amidst rocks that look like they are melting. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Uncharted #Travel #Explore This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http
Crafting India’s 120-Foot-Long Snake Boats Crafting India’s 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 100 rowers. In the town of Aranmula, snake boat racing takes on a special significance. The boats are known as Palliyodam and represent the snake upon which Lord Vishnu—the god of protection and preservation—rests. Creating these ornate works involves an intricate process. Master craftsman Santhosh Achari invites us into his workshop to see why it takes nine months—and a keen sense of rhythm—to handcraft one snake boat. This Great Big Story was inspired by Genesis: https://www.genesis.com/ SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Snake #Boat #Genesis This 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 e
The Tailor to Mariachis The Tailor to Mariachis
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He’s known as El Maestro. His real name is Jorge Tello. He’s a tailor whose specialty is making suits for mariachis. Tello’s traditional Mexican garments are handmade and exquisitely designed right down to the intricate embroidery. He works with his sister in his shop in the Boyle Heights neighborhood in Los Angeles, known as the epicenter of the mariachi scene in the city. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Mariachi #Tailor #Mexican This 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 hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com
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