2.The Handmade Art of Tarot Cards
3.The World’s Rarest Pasta Is Made Entirely by Hand
4.The Step Team Building an Unbeatable Legacy
5.In the Age of Tinder, Ireland’s Matchmaker Still Makes Love Connections
6.Japan’s City of Gold Protects a Valuable Tradition
7.Kimchi: A Story of Love and Patience
8.Battle of the Alpine Horns
9.The Oldest Tattooing Family in the World
10.In Belgium, Shrimping on Horseback for 700 Years
11.How the Rainbow Pride Flag Earned Its (Colorful) Stripes
12.Meet the Intern Who Wrote Solitaire for Microsoft
13.Thank ‘Star Wars’ For Laser Tag
14.Love Fondue? Thank the Cheese Mafia
15.Ascending South Korea’s Most Respected Mountain
16.Drinking Chai in Clay Cups Is Kolkata’s Ancient Tea-Drinking Tradition
17.The City Where the World’s Priciest Watches Are Made
18.Why Is the ‘Mona Lisa’ So Famous?
19.Candy Craftsmanship: Korea's First Family of a Classic Confection
20.This Swiss Restaurant Is Built Into the Side of a Mountain
21.This Swiss Hotel is Inside an Observatory
22.Ride a Wooden Bike Down the Swiss Alps
23.This Thanksgiving, Pass the Tofurky!
24.Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: Doughnuts and the American Dream
25.Searching for Sacred Fruit in Italy
There are musical cowbells, and then there are the ones Swiss artisan Stéphane Brügger makes by hand for actual cows to wear. Brügger’s ornately beautiful creations are customized with images of the Swiss cross, a cottage, a cow and two edelweiss. The most expensive go for more than $4,000. We joined the artist in his workshop in Fribourg, Switzerland, to learn the art and craft of cowbell making.
This Great Big Story was inspired by Genesis.