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7 Egg Dishes, From Octopus Eggs to Ostrich Eggs | Around the World

Not one chicken egg was cracked open in the making of the latest episode of “Around the World.” Instead, Great Big Story senior producer/egg connoisseur Beryl Shereshewsky talked to seven people in seven countries to find out what other kinds … Continue reading

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Clocks around the world: how other languages tell time

How many hours are in a day? Which direction is clockwise? Can hours shrink? Depends on your language!

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How People Make Ice Cream Around the World

Great Big Story senior producer Beryl Shereshewsky is hosting an ice cream social in the latest episode of “Around the World.” Grab a spoon, and join her as she speaks with seven people from seven countries to learn how they … Continue reading

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When You Live in the Swiss Alps, You Can Paraglide to Work

Nestled in the Swiss Alps, the geography and climate make it possible to paraglide all year long in Vercorin. Which is why the tiny village in Switzerland is known as a paraglider’s paradise. Some people even commute to work attached … Continue reading

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The Comanche and the Horse | Native America | Sacred Stories | PBS

Today the image of Indians on horseback is iconic. But Native Americans never set eyes on a horse before the 15th century when Europeans bring them to America as a weapon of conquest. The Comanche and other native peoples adapt … Continue reading

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Haudenosaunee’s Legendary Founding | Native America | Sacred Stories | PBS

Official Website: https://to.pbs.org/2DdzTCv | #NativeAmericaPBS The Hiawatha wampum belt tells the story of the Haudenosaunee’s legendary founding and wampum’s power to heal. It tells of a warrior named Hiawatha who meets a prophet known as the Peacemaker. Together, with the … Continue reading

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The Native American wampum belt telling another story of the Mayflower

Danielle Hill with the new wampum belt.   As we reflect on the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower – the ship that transported the first ‘Pilgrims’ from England to the New World in 1620 – a new … Continue reading

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Fabric Map of Africa

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FKA twigs on Artemisia Gentileschi’s Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy

Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy is a painting made in the 1620s by Artemisia Gentileschi. The painting was presumed lost until it was rediscovered in a private collection in France and sold at auction for more than $1 million in 2014. As … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Eat Pizza | Around the World

No matter how you slice it, one pizza-themed episode of “Around the World” simply wasn’t enough for Great Big Story senior producer Beryl Shereshewsky. The pizza enthusiast asked for your recommendations on how you top your pizza. And, wow, a … Continue reading

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