I Almost Learned To Fly In The World’s Only Wingsuit Tunnel

From Tom Scott. In Stockholm, there’s a diagonal wind tunnel, used for one very specific purpose: learning to fly a wingsuit. I tried. I almost managed it. More about FlyLikeBrick: http://flylikebrick.com/ and the tunnel: https://indoorwingsuit.com/ Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I’m at https://tomscott.com on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at https://facebook.com/tomscott and on Instagram as…

The Fantasy Sex Island of Ancient Japan

From Rare Earth. Yonaguni: An island pulled straight from the pages of middle-ages Japanese lust poetry. An island sailors whisper about to new crew. An island of women. Before I forget: A massive thank you to all the new Patrons. Kata and I were blown away by the response. Incredible to know how many of…

This German Town Is Crazy for Gherkins

From Great Big Story. The residents of Spreewald, Germany, are proud of their gherkins, as they should be. A Spreewald resident came up with the concept of pickling cucumbers—which grow in abundance in the region—over 150 years ago. Today, tourists visit the area to eat the salty, crunchy treat and visit the Gherkin Museum founded…

Meet Japan’s Toughest Monks

From Great Big Story. Yamabushi monks commune with nature to achieve spiritual enlightenment. It’s 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 pounding from a waterfall and jump over fire. Think you have…

Meet Japan’s Toughest Monks

From Great Big Story. Yamabushi monks commune with nature to achieve spiritual enlightenment. It’s 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 pounding from a waterfall and jump over fire. Think you have…

4 Stories That’ll Make You Dance

From Great Big Story. Let’s dance! This reel begins with a story about a dance company in New York City for full-figured performers. Next, we’re stepping out in Seattle with a racial and social justice-oriented studio that teaches kids how to tap. Back in New York, we’re roaring through Chinatown with lion dancers. And then…

Wearing the Hair of Your Ancestors

From Great Big Story. The Qing Miao women of China have their mother’s 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 lives in Longjia Village and…

How The Netherlands Simulated The Sea Before Computers: The Waterloopbos

From Tom Scott. “Build some models” seems obvious: but this is a story of ingenuity, of using natural resources well, and of a country that humans dragged from the sea. More about Waterloopbos: in English: https://www.holland.com/global/tourism/destinations/provinces/flevoland/deltawerk-at-the-waterloopbos.htm in Dutch: https://www.natuurmonumenten.nl/natuurgebieden/waterloopbos Thanks to Dr Van Rijn and all the team at Waterloopbos, and to Lennert and Sander…

4 Floral Stories

From Great Big Story. Stop and smell the roses and all of the other flowers in this arrangement aka Great Big Story reel. It’s 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 movement in India to…

The Fine Art of Fish Prints

From Great Big Story. 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 paint, then presses them onto paper. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #gyotaku #fishing #printing This…

Making Legal Wigs for British Courts

From Great Big Story. If a barrister or a judge walked into a London courtroom without wearing a wig, well, everyone would wig out. It’s a tradition to wear a legal wig in England. Ede & Ravenscroft, the oldest tailor in London, has been making these head coverings for over three centuries. They are still…

Living in the House from “Halloween”

From Great Big Story. Most of us grew up terrified of Michael Myers, the masked murderer from the movie “Halloween.” The idea of living in his house sounds like our worst nightmare. But for Kenny Caperton, that’s home. The “Halloween” mega fan poured his passion for the 1978 horror film into building a replica of…

Your Weekend in 1993

From Great Big Story. 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…

5 Stories in Celebration of Trucks

From Great Big Story. No matter what, we keep on truckin’ at Great Big Story. In this reel, we explore Japan’s tricked-out truck culture (think bright lights, big rigs), we capture disaster at the can-opener bridge, we crush it with two stories about monster trucks and the people who love them, and we visit a…

Friday the 13th’s Real-Life Jason

From Great Big Story. Kane Hodder has a killer résumé full of credits, but he might be best known for playing Jason Voorhees in four of the “Friday the 13th” films. Jason is a machete-wielding murderer who ups the creep factor by wearing that freaky hockey mask. That on-screen persona might give people the wrong…

Mapping Cherokee Nation Trails in the Appalachians

From Great Big Story. The southern Appalachians were full of trails that connected the towns of the Cherokee Nation three hundred years ago. They were well-traveled routes until white settlers took the land that belonged to Native Americans. It seemed these historic footpaths would be lost forever. Then Lamar Marshall stepped up. A former land…

5 Stories All About Chickens

From Great Big Story. 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 don’t want to say that. So let’s just say: This…

The Fart-Hating God of Okinawa

From Rare Earth. Today’s video is in conjunction with thousands of #teamtrees creators, big and small. Millions of normal people, taking a moment to help. Please consider donating your hard earned dollars to https://teamtrees.org/. I’ll be giving the money earned from our ad revenue and Patreon this week, which should be a few thousand to…

Making Holocaust Archives Available to Everyone

From Great Big Story. 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…

Making Gruyère in the Swiss Alps for Centuries

From Great Big Story. 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…

On Witch Watch at Castle Halloween Museum

From Great Big Story. 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…

The Giant Art That Keeps Planes Quiet

From Tom Scott. Next to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the Buitenschot Land Art Park, a giant set of ridges and furrows cut into the landscape. Yes, it’s art: but it also stops some local residents from being exposed to jet noise. More about the park: https://www.schiphol.nl/en/schiphol-as-a-neighbour/page/landscape-design-plan-to-combat-noise-nuisance/ I’m at https://tomscott.com on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook…

Should Malta Be Catholic?

From Rare Earth. As usual, I take a broad swipe at modern religion and politics, all while supporting the thing I hold most dear: freedom of expression. This video was made in response to a casual misunderstanding delivered over some really good pizza. I wish more misunderstandings came with good pizza. Your support keeps us…

Malta’s World Famous Penis Fungus

From Rare Earth. I am a child trapped in a man’s body, and I expect to die a child trapped in a man’s body. But as long as I keep getting to make dick jokes, all will be right with the world. At least, so long as I pop some cynomorium. Your support keeps us…

ATL – Hypercine x Freestyle FPV

From airblastr. Atlanta is the center of the universe for freestyle FPV pilots. I wanted to test my skills and bring my perspective to the scene. Huge thanks to the local pilots for being so accommodating and showing me around their amazing city. #blastr #hypercine #atlanta Xhover Drone Co | Polar Pro Filters | Team…

The Incredible Japanese Prison Break

From Kento Bento. Download Dashlane for free to manage all your passwords: https://dashlane.com/kentobento Use the promo code “KENTOBENTO” to get 10% off Dashlane Premium. Support more Asiany videos on Patreon: https://patreon.com/kentobento The Japanese Prison Break FOLLOW-UP video: https://youtu.be/CUm7B2oUh9Y Other videos you may like: The Greatest Bank Heist in Japanese History: https://youtu.be/gbeN-2ErxBw The Greatest Bank Heist…

What Counts As The World’s Shortest River?

From Tom Scott. If you’ve been a subscriber for a while, you probably know where this one is going. Although you may still be surprised about where I ended up going… Montana’s Giant Springs State Park, and Lake Sumiainen in Finland, have very short rivers. Finding the shortest in the world, though: that could be…

The Ancient Temple Nobody Loves

From Rare Earth. No matter what you do, don’t go on Google reviews and hyperinflate Bugibba Temple’s social value to trick tourists into visiting. I definitely wouldn’t giggle about that. See ya’ll next week! Your support keeps us going: https://www.patreon.com/rareearth Follow our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rareearthseries/ Follow my twitter: https://twitter.com/Evan_Hadfield Merch (more designs to come): https://teespring.com/stores/rareearth This…