121.Taiwan’s Age-Old Tradition of Massaging With Knives
122.The Art of Canning the Sea
123.The Castle That Melts
124.The Crazy (Beautiful) Car Race That Thrilled the World
125.The Dance Troupe Setting the Trend
126.The Disappearing Art of Fore-Edge Paintings
127.The Last Master Scissor Craftsman in Japan
128.The Last Traditional Tattoo Artist in the Philippines
129.The Reindeer Herders of Mongolia
130.This Dish Could Kill You, But Boy Is it Tasty
131.Welcome to Castefidardo, the Town of Accordions
132.Your Kombucha Isn’t Actually Kombucha
133.How Curious George Escaped Nazi Germany
134.The Fire That Inspired 'Smoke on The Water'
135.The Man Who Was Godzilla
136.The Story Behind the Worst Video Game of All Time
137.Why Is the ‘Mona Lisa’ So Famous?
138.The Last Mermaids of Jeju
139.The Globemakers: Craft with a Modern Spin
140.The Rebellious Origin of the Video Game Easter Egg
141.Brewing Korea’s Favorite Drink From a 300-Year-Old Recipe
142.The Kings of Cork
143.Comic Sans: The Man Behind the World’s Most Contentious Font
144.The Iconic ‘Seinfeld’ Theme Song Was Totally Improvised
For over a thousand years, Chiara Vigo’s family has been keeping up an ancient tradition, spinning silk from the sea. Creating the sea silk, or byssus, involves an intricate process shrouded in secrecy. Living in the Sardinian coast, Chiara follows in her family’s footsteps as a master weaver—perhaps the last remaining on Earth.
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