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The Strange and Wonderful History of Pizza

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Have you ever thought about what pizza can teach us about humanity? A brief history of pizza may leave you with more respect for this beloved meal!

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13 minutes

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Celebrating the Little Wonders!

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What if we took more time to celebrate the quirky wonders in our own backyard? Olney, Illinois is home to a beloved population of albino squirrels, and their passion for this piece of local heritage reminds us to reflect on what makes our culture unique!

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7 minutes

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The History and Science of Fireworks

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Ever wondered where fireworks come from? What is the science behind this explosive entertainment? In celebration of the 4th of July, we give you a little background to be armed with this holiday!

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24 minutes

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Everest: Still a Peak Experience?

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Mt. Everest! Considered the pinnacle of physical achievement. It’s a breathtaking place, both literally and figuratively, but it can also teach us a thing or two about how we formulate our goals. Take a look…

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12 minutes

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Endangered Alphabets

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Have you ever considered what might happen if the alphabet you use became extinct? It’s happening slowly, but here is one person using his unique talents to change that!

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7 minutes

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An Artist Using Graffiti to Change Perceptions

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Artist, Shamsia Hassani, is using her graffiti to change society’s perceptions. Her work depicts strong women and a brighter future for Afghanistan. Here is her story…

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6 minutes

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Perfecting the Hardest Move in Ballet

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Not a “dance” person? How about learning to appreciate the beauty of ballet through physics, athleticism and artistry? Let’s tackle the hardest move in ballet from a new angle!

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12 minutes

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The Project Expands: Where the Heck is Matt?

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Matt Harding has a unique job and a vision: he shows up somewhere, starts dancing, and sees what happens. He’s been spreading joy for almost a decade now! Want a smile? Take a look…

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25 minutes

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The Ghost Army of World War II

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Have you ever heard of the Ghost Army? This small team of artists, designers, and sound engineers brought to life an invisible army of 60,000 and helped change the course of history!

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5 minutes

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Solutions from the Spinach King

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What if we saw a need in our communities and tried to fix it? Lufefe Nomjana saw the need for sustainable food in his community and tackled the problem to become the Spinach King! Here’s his story.

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7 minutes

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Do You Know Petra?

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Her crumbling features take nothing away from her beauty and remarkable origins. While the efforts to create her defy explanation, the mystery adds to the wonder of Petra.

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9 minutes

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Concrete Jungle Climbing, with Alex Honnold

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Remember when you could imagine life as a superhero; Spiderman for instance? Alex Honnold, the world’s best solo free-climber, never let that dream fade, and now he lives it.

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12 minutes

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To Chase a Cheese

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The Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling Festival might be one of the strangest annual events in the world. This is what happens when thousands of people cram onto a hillside to watch brave souls chase a wheel of cheese down an almost vertical incline…

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You May be Here Because of the Potato…

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The humble potato may seem like a mundane part of life, but it could actually be the reason you are standing here today! Here’s the history of the world through a potato’s eyes…

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5 minutes

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What Do We Do With All This Stuff?

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How much time do you spend just managing the things in your life? Here’s an easy way to start simplifying your life and your stuff, and really, it’s easier than you think!

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23 minutes

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Slacklining: Pushing Limits Around the Globe!

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Have you heard of slacklining? It may be an extreme sport for everyone! Really! You can choose your extremes and still do amazing things while pushing the limits of possibility!

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9 minutes

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Let’s Go on a Kindness Triathlon!

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We think it’s the little things that make us happier people, but what if we dedicated a day to being as kind as we could to others? It turns out the science of happiness is a little more complicated than we think…

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9 minutes

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#LikeAGirl

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Did you hear about this movement called #LikeAGirl? I suspect the Millenial generation and younger are actually making some progress on this front! But how’s it doing in the real world?

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18 minutes

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At Our Best, We Can Create Soaring Spaces!

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The Sistine Chapel is one of the world’s more revered artistic sites. Art historian Elizabeth Lev takes us on a journey through this magnificent space that transcends religion and culture, and gets at the essence of wonder!

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15 minutes

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Keeping Tradition Alive in the Modern World

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The weaving traditions of Peru are not only breathtaking in their beauty, but they preserve and celebrate a long cultural heritage of the handcrafted. On this edition of Saturdays Around the World, we take a journey to the Andes for a spectacular glimpse of tradition.

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14 minutes

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The Marshmallow Test: Predicting Success?

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What happens when you leave kids in a room, alone, with a marshmallow? The marshmallow test isn’t just hilarious, it’s actually a deeper look into human psychology!

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13 minutes

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Important Thank Yous for Quiet Heroes

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We should all be fist bumping a custodian. “Why?”, you might ask? Take a look!

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14 minutes

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The BlackFish Outcome: Good People Can Win!

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After 3 years of public pressure following the broadcast of a documentary called Blackfish, SeaWorld is finally canceling its Killer Whale shows, stopping its captive breeding program, and phasing out keeping killer whales in captivity all together!

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22 minutes

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Basketball: The Beauty and Balance of the Game

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As we watch people who are incredibly talented in their field whether in sport, art, or everyday work, we watch the evolution of their craft. This is the story of how basketball became the game of beauty and balance we know today!

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24 minutes

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Cultural Beauty: Before They Pass Away

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World renowned photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled to 35 isolated countries over a few years and documented what he calls “The Most Beautiful People.” Learn how his story proves the value of noticing “happy accidents.”

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22 minutes

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A Ring in the Desert

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Out in the middle of the desert is a place revered by a special group of people. This place is not a religious site, a natural wonder, or the resting place of an important person. It is a phone booth. And it’s story has become a global phenomenon.

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4 minutes

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What the Heck is a Leap Year?

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Ever wondered what a Leap Year is really all about? It turns out, Leap Years are a little more complicated than we usually think! Don’t worry, Niel Degrasse Tyson is here to explain!

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30 minutes

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Have a Little Faith!

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Zach Anner is a comedian with cerebral palsy who is a self-proclaimed “religious idiot.” On his quest to learn more about the religions of the world, he takes us on an incredible journey that is as hilarious as it is enlightening! Check out our new favorite YouTube series here at EWC!

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12 minutes

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Tower Climbing: Celebrating Safety

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Is there such a thing as “safe” tower climbing? Well,.. there’s that and a lot more we never dreamed of! Take a look. That is,.. Look if you can!

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