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Turn Your Utility Bill into Endless Fun with This World-Record Holder

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Turn your utility bill into a swooshing supply of endless fun! John Collins, a man who flew one of his folded paper creations hundreds of feet through the air, smashing the world record, shows us the world of wonder we can all find in a few simple creases. 

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5 minutes

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How a Vancouver Hotel Is Supporting First Nations Artists

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How can a hotel support the art and culture of a community? When it comes to doing good business that’s good for the world, Skwachàys Lodge has created a model for supporting Indigenous artists while giving people a world-class vacation in Vancouver!

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8 minutes

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Stitching Together History: The Incredible Work of Bisa Butler

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Most of us want to be more tomorrow than we are today; to know more, to love more, to see more that expands what we think is possible. Even if you aren’t an “art” person, the extraordinary, life-sized work of Bisa Butler will leave you in awe of the history and future of humanity.

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7 minutes

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Travel through Time While Reconnecting with Your Roots

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What stories do you surround yourself with? Here’s how to start to travel through time by just appreciating the life you’ve built around you!

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10 minutes

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The World’s First “Rock Star” Isn’t Who You Think!

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Who was history’s first rockstar? I’ll give you a hint: he had long flowing hair, refused to bow to convention, made audiences swoon, and even broke a few instruments in his day. He wasn’t from the 1960s, or the 1950s, no, he made his name in the 40s—the 1840s! Any guesses yet?

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20 minutes

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We’ve Caught Quilt Fever, Have You?!

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Thousands of joyous people flock to the tiny town of Paducah, Kentucky every year to celebrate one particularly special pastime they all have in common. And the reason for such fanfare and togetherness will have you pulling out your most treasured items to hold them close! 

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8 minutes

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The Caveman Leaving Hidden Wonders in New Mexico!

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Can a man who digs elaborate caves for a hobby help us all find the work that feeds our soul? By encasing us in awe and wonder with his secret oasis carved throughout the hills of New Mexico, Ra Paulette might just point you down the right path! 

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14 minutes

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The Magic of Opera from Subway to Stage!

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How in the world has opera been so popular for so long? What is it about these hours-long performances that have kept people fascinated over centuries? Take a journey with us behind the curtain of this world to discover why you, too, are a fan of the opera!

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7 minutes

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Why Good Business is like Good Bread!

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Why do we love a good loaf of bread so much? For 130 years a little bakery in Ireland has stood the test of time, answering this question for generations. The answer is a lesson we can pass on to other corners of our life as well!

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10 minutes

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Enjoy the World’s Greatest Museums in Your PJs!

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What if you could meet the world’s rarest animals, get up close to some of the most famous paintings, and dive into the wonders of science without leaving your couch? Museums and zoos are giving us a new way to explore the world through virtual experiences!

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25 minutes

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How to Grow Your Own Bowls, Lamps, and Baskets!

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Can we seriously grow everything we need in our backyard? To explore this question, on this edition of Saturday’s Around the World we’re traveling to an enchanting land to meet a woman who can transform plants into almost any object you desire!

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14 minutes

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Hunting Down the World’s Most Brilliant Colors!

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Have you ever wondered where colors come from? Who collects them? And how did they end up in the world’s most famous paintings? We’re discovering the magical world of pigments and the lengths we will go to bring colors into our lives!

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7 minutes

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What Do New Yorkers Love About Their City?

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How does the way we talk about things shape the way we see them? On a hot July day, the artist Marco Santini took to the New York City subway to ask, “What do you love about New York City?” The answers will make you rethink the way language shapes our view of the world!

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16 minutes

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The Fascinating History Behind Some of Your Favorite Movies!

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What do giant stag beetles have to do with Wallace & Gromit, King Kong, or The Nightmare Before Christmas? The answer is a surprising trip down memory lane to the wonderful land of stop motion animation! Trust us, you’ll want to hear this wild tale!

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The Largest, Most Viewed Paintings In the World That No One Knows About

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What’s your favorite old movie? Chances are there’s one character that connects all of our beloved old films. They are always there, we just never noticed. Any guesses who it is?

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What if Art Was Meant to be Touched?

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Ever wanted to touch the art in a museum? Artists like these fellows are encouraging all of us to! Here’s a touching story about the power that tactile art can have across many communities. 

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Meet the Tattoo Artist On an Inspiring Mission to Remove Hate

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Do you have all the same strongly held views you had 20 years ago? Probably not. But what if the uncomfortable signs of your former self were permanently part of you in the form of tattoos? Thankfully, there are tattoo artists like Billy Joe White spreading positivity in the world by helping people grow from their racist pasts.

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7 minutes

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Hidden Planets in an Everyday World!

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Have you ever received a gift from a stranger that changed your view of the world? Get ready to experience a mesmerizing ball of wonder that fits in the palm of your hand! Let us take you on a global scavenger hunt in search of Josh Simpson’s hidden glass Infinity Planets!

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6 minutes

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Transforming Trash into Living Robots!

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You’ll find a lot of strange things on the streets of New York City, but the fantastical giant robots of Brooklyn RobotWorks will certainly stop you in your tracks. Meet the creative mind behind these incredible, walking works of art made from everyday objects!

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10 minutes

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Indonesia’s Extreme Vespas

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Here are two words you probably haven’t heard together before: Extreme Vespas. On the streets of Indonesia though, extreme Vespas are pushing art and culture in some wild new directions!

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12 minutes

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If the Ocean Had a Face, Would it Look Like This?

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Take a deep breath! Let’s dive into the ocean to meet Jason DeCaires Taylor: an artist encouraging life and celebrating little-known communities with his breathtaking underwater sculptures!

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15 minutes

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This Disney Animator Brings Characters to Life in Virtual Reality! 

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What if you could step into an entire world created by one of your favorite artists? Here’s a peek at what happens when you mix the wonder of virtual reality with the magic of a Disney animator!

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Printing With Your Greatest Catch

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Can we capture great meals with a piece of art? The ancient Japanese art form of Gyotaku has been memorializing fishermen’s “big catch” for centuries, now the art form has found new meaning in Hawaii in the hands of  Naoki Hayashi.

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A Charming Tradition that is Equally as Sweet!

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It only takes one person to breathe new life into a dying tradition. Meet Shinri Tezuka, the craftsman who is sculpting the sweet, ancient Japanese art form of Amezaiku back into the hands (and mouths!) of modern society.

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7 minutes

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“I SPY”: The Books that Still Catch Our Eye!

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Have you ever been captivated by the magic of an “I SPY” book? Let us introduce you to Walter Wick, the photographer behind these imaginative works of art!

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20 minutes

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Breaking Through Musical Barriers with the Magical Mi.Mu Gloves!

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This innovation is opening up new possibilities in music with a swish of a finger. Literally! Join us in exploring a fascinating piece of technology that’s making electronic music more human.

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15 minutes

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The Art of Freezing Time!

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There is something powerful for all of us in the work of artists who create pieces that will disappear forever in a few hours! Explore the fascinating world of ice sculptures and their magical ability to freeze time—even summer!

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Why Does Bob Ross Continue to Spread So Much Joy?

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Why did Bob Ross and his paintings become so famous? How did such a simple show spread so much joy? Let’s take a deeper look at this joyful permed painter and the lives he’s had an impact on!

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How Beautiful Trucks Can Bring Home, Safety, and Tradition to the Road!

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There may be a better way to make our roads safer that doesn’t involve more signage and limits. India’s beautifully decorated trucks bring a new meaning to “street art”. Combining color, with cultural expression, and safety they are a unique folk art with a language all their own!

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