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Great Big Story
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Myron Rolle is a man of many talents. After graduating high school, he was considered one of the leading prospects for the NFL. Recruited by some of the biggest names in college football, he went on to become the starting safety for the Florida State Seminoles, eventually drafted to the NFL by the Tennessee Titans. But Myron’s ambitions didn’t end there. Now, he’s a Rhodes scholar on his was to becoming a world-class neurosurgeon. This Great Big Story was made possible by Wells Fargo: https://welcome.wf.com/renew/ SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
64,585 Views · 24 days ago

We’ve seeded this reel with four remarkable stories about farmers, including one man in Wales who grows massive vegetables—we’re talking a 120-pound cabbage!—and a reverend in North Carolina who took up farming to give his community access to fresh, locally-grown produce. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so much more than play with our food. Come with us as we dive into deliciously different and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
417,347 Views · 24 days ago

Got a particularly aggressive parrot? One having issues laying eggs? Or a chatty bird driving you up the wall? You don’t have to wing it—call Glenn Sorino for help. He’s been working with birds for 20 years, and he’s seen it all: “Most people think that owning a parrot is a walk in the park, but the truth is: they’re very, very complex creatures in every way.” SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Parrot #Bird #NewYork This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
408,031 Views · 24 days ago

It’s no coincidence that Hong Kong is Cantonese for fragrant harbor. The city was the epicenter of the incense trade in ancient times. Agarwood incense is a treasured commodity today. Harvested from aquilaria trees, it smells like a cross between nutty wood and sweet vanilla. It’s pricey. Customers pay more than $60,000 for roughly a pound of quality agarwood, according to Wah Yuen. He has been selling incense for 70 years and hand rolls each stick in his shop. It’s a tradition that is at risk of being lost as older people die and incense is produced in factories. This Great Big Story was inspired by Genesis: https://www.genesis.com/ SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Genesis #Agarwood #Scent This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
298,245 Views · 24 days ago

This new helmet has been designed to read the minds of racecar drivers, letting them use their own brain’s data to inform and ensure peak performance on the track. Electroencephalographic headgear monitors their brain activity when they’re driving and turns that information into insights—which can help them improve how they drive and win more races. This Great Big Story is by Ford. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Ford #Technology #Science This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
300,690 Views · 24 days ago

If you love Chinese food, and you love sandwiches, the humble chow mein sandwich could be your new favorite nosh. Think a heaping portion of crispy fried noodles served on—wait, more like spilling out of—a hamburger bun and smothered in brown gravy. This unique culinary creation is popular in Fall River, Massachusetts. Regina Mark, co-owner of Mee Sum Restaurant explains the immigrant origins of the beloved regional specialty. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #ChowMein #Sandwich #Fusion This story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so much more than play with our food. Come with us as we dive into deliciously different and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
284,154 Views · 24 days ago

There’s always something cooking at San Francisco’s Tinker Kitchen. It is the ultimate maker space for anyone who likes to cook—whether they are cooking for fun, or prototyping ideas for new food products. The community kitchen is the brainchild of Dan Mills, who loves to connect with people through a shared love of food. “I feel like I’ve found my tribe,” he says. This Great Big Story was made possible by Delta. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so much more than play with our food. Come with us as we dive into deliciously different and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
311,998 Views · 24 days ago

The conventional thinking is that you can’t grow coffee outside of the tropics. But Jay Ruskey isn’t a conventional thinker. He is a food innovator growing coffee in California. The founder and CEO of Frinj Coffee is the first person to farm the crop in the continental United States. Jessica Anselmi, a member of Panera’s food innovation team, visits Ruskey’s land in the rolling hills of Goleta to see how he does it. Teaser: Avocados play a key role. Panera and its affiliates do not source coffee from and do not sponsor or endorse from Goodland Organics products in any manner. This Great Big Story was made by Panera Bread: https://delivery.panerabread.com?utm_medium=display-ad&utm_source=paid-digital&utm_campaign=c4-grainbowls&utm_content=coffee_gbs&utm_term=[%tp_adid%] SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Panera #Coffee #Innovator This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
173,126 Views · 24 days ago

The southern Appalachians were full of trails that connected the towns of the Cherokee Nation three hundred years ago. They were well-traveled routes until white settlers took the land that belonged to Native Americans. It seemed these historic footpaths would be lost forever. Then Lamar Marshall stepped up. A former land surveyor, this North Carolina man has spent the last 12 years mapping over 1,000 miles of Cherokee trails, preserving Native American history for future generations. And he is still at it. We went into the mountains with Marshall along with Kathi Littlejohn and Leroy Littlejohn, both Cherokee Tribal Elders, to walk in the footsteps of Native American travelers. This Great Big Story was inspired by Genesis: https://www.genesis.com/ SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Cherokee #trail #NativeAmericans This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
469,170 Views · 24 days ago

The Red Clouds Golden Summit is the pinnacle of tranquility. A spire of rock rising upward from China’s Mount Fanjingshan in the Wuling Mountains, it soars above the clouds. Two temples sit atop this isolated natural wonder—the Temple of the Buddha and the Maitreya Temple. Buddhists come here to worship and take in the natural beauty of China’s most biodiverse mountain reserve, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #Fanjingshan #Buddhism #Temple This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
205,056 Views · 24 days ago

Before the days of photography, fishermen in Japan would immortalize their big catch with gyotaku, or fish prints. Today, Naoki Hayashi, is continuing the practice in Hawaii, keeping the ancient artform alive. He paints freshly caught fish with non-toxic paint, then presses them onto paper. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #gyotaku #fishing #printing This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
360,930 Views · 24 days ago

Welcome to Professors 101. Let’s go over the syllabus. You’re going to meet teachers at institutions of higher learning in this academic reel, and they’ve all got some curious interests. One invented the Rubik’s cube, others are hoarding chalk, others are spicing up your meals with sound. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #professor #student #school This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
383,000 Views · 24 days ago

There’s no telling what you can do when you put your mind to it. Take Richard Hull, he built a small-scale fusion reactor—in a shed, in his backyard. A retired electronics engineer, Hull took a special interest in nuclear fusion. He lives in Lakeside, Virginia, with his cats and likes to pass on his knowledge and collaborate with others on projects. So he invites amateur scientists from all over the United States to meet at his home once a year to check out his reactor and share their inventions. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #FusionReactor #NuclearFusion #amateur This story is a part of our Frontiers series, where we bring you front and center to the dreamers, pioneers, and innovators leading society at the cutting edge. Let us take you along for a trip to the oft-imagined but rarely accomplished. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
324,836 Views · 24 days ago

The residents of Spreewald, Germany, are proud of their gherkins, as they should be. A Spreewald resident came up with the concept of pickling cucumbers—which grow in abundance in the region—over 150 years ago. Today, tourists visit the area to eat the salty, crunchy treat and visit the Gherkin Museum founded by Karl-Heinz Stark just after the reunification of Germany. Sixty miles outside of Berlin, Spreewald is a UNESCO biosphere reserve full of picturesque woodlands and a network of waterways. The best way to get around is in a punt, which is a water barge. Manfred, a punt driver, takes us on a scenic cruise through Spreewald before we meet up with Susi Beesk, a local celebrity who holds the title of Super-Gherkin Queen. This Great Big Story was made possible by the German National Tourist Board and HanseMerkur Travel Insurance: www.germany.travel/fallofthewall30 SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #pickles #gherkins #germany This story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so much more than play with our food. Come with us as we dive into deliciously different and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
278,430 Views · 24 days ago

Love mangoes and dates? Can’t imagine a grain bowl without quinoa? We have botanist David Fairchild to thank for bringing these foods and many more to the United States. Fairchild spent his entire career traveling the world learning from indigenous food cultures, searching for plants to bring home to the United States. Sara Burnett, VP, Wellness & Food Policy at Panera, visits the intrepid food explorer’s former home and the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami to learn more about his adventures. This Great Big Story is by Panera Bread: https://delivery.panerabread.com/menu/category/155?utm_medium=display-ad&utm_source=paid-digital&utm_campaign=c4-grainbowls&utm_content=grainbowls_gbs&utm_term=[%tp_adid% SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so much more than play with our food. Come with us as we dive into deliciously different and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
222,875 Views · 25 days ago

It takes blood, sweat, tears and a whole lot of long hours to be one of the best marching bands in the country. Just ask Abraham Duffie, Jr., head drum major for the Sonic Boom of the South. He’s been with the band his whole college career at Mississippi’s Jackson State University, teaching music, providing direction and leading his bandmates in grueling physical training. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #MarchingBand #Jackson5 #Band This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

Great Big Story
686 Views · 6 months ago

Gamification—it’s all about the science of play. How does the psychology of how we behave in a video game, or during a round of chess or cards, translate into the rest of our lives? Here’s...

Great Big Story
1,510 Views · 6 months ago

In many parts of the world, sea turtle eggs are a prized delicacy, but illegal poaching and a hungry black market trade have taken a toll on global turtle populations. Enter Kim Williams-Guillen,...

Great Big Story
4,063 Views · 6 months ago

Isaiah Acosta was born without the ability to speak or eat, let alone sing or rap. Now a teenager, he has become a songwriter who spends his time penning lyrics he won’t ever be able to verbalize...

Great Big Story
2,616 Views · 6 months ago

In the region of Cusco in Peru, a unique centuries-old Incan tradition continues to this day. Each year during the second week of June, hundreds of locals gather to hand build a new Q’eswachaka...

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