Inside the Hypnotic Art of Card Juggling

(light upbeat music) – [Dan] It’s like a symphony of manipulating and spinning and flipping the cards in your hands. It’s like each move inspires the next and you’re not even thinking about it. The cards are dancing between the hands, they’re spinning around, they’re flipping over, they’re doing things you wouldn’t even expect them […]

The Never-Ending Game of Dungeons & Dragons

(epic orchestral music) – [Narrator] In London, Ontario, there lives a man whose basement is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. This is Robert Wardhaugh. – Hi, my name is Robert Wardhaugh. – [Narrator] Robert has been playing the same Dungeons and Dragons campaign for over 30 years. – 35 years to be exact. – [Narrator] […]

How the Inventor of the Rubik’s Cube Cracked His Own Code

(uptempo music) – [Narrator] There are 43 quintillion possible combinations. Now imagine you have no websites, no books and no one to show you how to solve it, because you invented it. But you didn’t invent the Rubik’s Cube. (enchanting music) This guy did. It was 1974. Thirty-year-old Erno Rubik was just beginning his career […]

The Snake Catchers of Bangkok

(Phinyo speaks in foreign language) (intense music) (upbeat music) (Phinyo speaks in foreign language) – [Narrator] When Phinyo started as a firefighter back in 1989, the majority of his job was focused on fire rescue. However, in recent years, his job has expanded. (Phinyo speaks in foreign language) In recent years, new houses in Bangkok […]

This Rare Cheese Is Infested With Live Maggots

(mellow music) – [Narrator] On the Italian island of Sardinia, there’s a delicacy that has been consumed for thousands of years. It is known as the world’s most dangerous cheese. Yeah, you heard right. (mellow music) Meet Simone Ibba, a third generation sheep farmer. – [Narrator] Casu marzu literally means rotten cheese, and it’s not […]

That Time Ray Charles Beat Willie Nelson in Chess

– Oh, I probably have as big an ego as anybody, you know. (cheerful music) – [Voiceover] Well hey there, look, it’s Willie. – [Voiceover] 30 years ago, a chess match with Ray Charles taught a very confident Willie a lesson in humility. – Ray and I were doing a show in Austin, he was […]