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I Am His Hands. He Is My Eyes. - The Friendship That Built a Forest
Added: 6th May 2016
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In the village of Yeli, China, two men have formed an unlikely team to improve their community. Sixteen years ago, Jia Haixia lost his eyesight. His best friend, Jia Wenqi, lost his arms as a child. Together, the two have planted 10,000 trees around their village and have become an inseparable duo.

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This Smartly-Dressed Lemur Is Critically Endangered
Added: 16th May 2016
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This is Kizzy, a black and white ruffed lemur. She lives high in the trees and calls the rainforests of Eastern Madagascar home. Unfortunately, home is disappearing. Though Kizzy doesn't have many natural predators, accelerated habitat loss from logging has left her species critically endangered.

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A Sanctuary for Lions, Tigers and Bears (Oh, my!)
Added: 9th June 2016
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For the past 36 years, Pat Craig has worked tirelessly to rescue large carnivores and rehabilitate them at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. Most of the animals there were taken in from zoos, circuses or saved from abusive owners. Now, they've got a permanent home where they can...

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Pounding Mochi with the Fastest Mochi Maker in Japan
Added: 14th June 2016
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Mitsuo Nakatani is a mochi master, and to watch him do his work is a genuine thrill. Turning sticky rice into Japan’s traditional soft and chewy treat requires pounding, flipping and smashing the glutinous rice at high speeds in perfect coordination with a team. While visitors come to...

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The Ivy League of Auctioneering
Added: 16th June 2016
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The Missouri Auction School is the oldest and largest auction school in the world. There, students learn all aspects of the business, but most importantly, they hone their auction chant. Before students graduate they have to sell at a real auction for real money. Going once, going twice ... sold!

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