89.Taiwan’s Age-Old Tradition of Massaging With Knives
90.The Art of Canning the Sea
91.The Crazy (Beautiful) Car Race That Thrilled the World
92.The Dance Troupe Setting the Trend
93.The Disappearing Art of Fore-Edge Paintings
94.The Last Master Scissor Craftsman in Japan
95.The Last Traditional Tattoo Artist in the Philippines
96.The Reindeer Herders of Mongolia
97.This Dish Could Kill You, But Boy Is it Tasty
98.Welcome to Castefidardo, the Town of Accordions
99.Your Kombucha Isn’t Actually Kombucha
100.How Curious George Escaped Nazi Germany
101.The Fire That Inspired 'Smoke on The Water'
102.The Man Who Was Godzilla
103.The Story Behind the Worst Video Game of All Time
104.Why Is the ‘Mona Lisa’ So Famous?
105.The Last Mermaids of Jeju
106.The Globemakers: Craft with a Modern Spin
107.The Rebellious Origin of the Video Game Easter Egg
108.Brewing Korea’s Favorite Drink From a 300-Year-Old Recipe
109.The Kings of Cork
110.Comic Sans: The Man Behind the World’s Most Contentious Font
111.The Iconic ‘Seinfeld’ Theme Song Was Totally Improvised
112.Chicago Footwork: Music and Dance at a Whole New Speed
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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