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How are shipping containers made?

We've seen them traveling on trains and stacked high on ships, but where do shipping containers come from? How are they made? To answer that question, moving and storage company BigSteelBox filmed this HD promotional ...

Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys

In the extreme environment of Yunnan, China's remote White Horse Snow Mountains, these unique snub-nosed monkeys can be found eating leaves and flower buds in the snow. Watch how they take refuge in the trees during t...

Amazing Chinese Popcorn Cannon

This street vendor makes popcorn with an explosive, pressure-cooking, popcorn cannon contraption, a centuries-old method. The video was filmed in Zhengzhou, China, but we’ve watched vid...

Water Calligraphy Device, Beijing

Imagine sky writing on the ground using water and a modified tricycle – this is Water Calligraphy Device by French Canadian media artist Nicholas Hanna. Inspired by the water and brush calligraphy of older artists ...

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast?

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast — in Egypt, Vietnam, Sweden, or where you live? While these showcased morning foods are only some of the possible breakfasts in each of these countri...

Artist Li Hongbo’s incredible paper sculptures: Out Of Paper

From Crane.tv, watch this video profile of Beijing-based artist Li Hongbo: Out Of Paper, with subtitles.

Uropyia meticulodina: Amazing camouflage of a leaf-like moth

A master of camouflage, Uropyia meticulodina is a 45-55 mm moth that may (or may not) be found imitating a dead leaf on the forest floors of China and Taiwan. There are more camouflaged...

Pop-up orchestra on a delayed plane

Pop-up orchestra performance on a delayed plane! Violinist Juliette Kang, violinist Daniel Han, violaist Che-Hung Chen, and cellist Yumi Kendall of The Philadelphia Orchestra were traveling from Beijing to Macao on ...

The Perennial Plate: Kunming, China’s organic food movement

Lifen Yang is owner and chef of Tusheng Shiguan, a small farm to table restaurant in Kunming, a city in Yunnan Province, China. In the wake of so many food-safety scandals in her country, Lifen is working to bring org...

Paragliding Above Extreme Desert Sands

Using his paraglider, photographer George Steinmetz flies above some of the most diverse and extreme deserts in the world… sand dunes, volcanic peaks, brightly colored hot springs, ancie...

Time lapse: A 30-story building built in 15 days

How fast do you think it takes to build a skyscraper? A Chinese construction company called Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) has built a 30-story building in just 15 days.  And this time laps...

Pandas on a slide

A Giant Panda Breeding Research Base outside Chengdu, China has pandas... on a slide! All at the same time! Bonus: some tumbling and running! via Metafilter.

Liquid sugar painting of a Chinese candy dragon

Now here’s some candy-making skill! Watch this candy dragon get drawn on marble with what appears to be melted liquid caramel or sugar. Despite the many videos found online of this art, the caption of this video...

On the Great Wall of China: Dancer NONSTOP

Dubstep on the Great Wall of China: Dancer NONSTOP (aka Marquese Scott) is popping, waving, isolating, dreaming and dubsteppin’ to Russian Lullaby by Butch Clancy. High marks from the co-curator = watching it th...