Why South Sea pearls are so expensive

South Sea pearls are the largest cultured-pearl variety, sometimes reaching over 20 millimeters in diameter. The Pinctada maxima oyster can take up to five years […]

Hand-carving violins and cellos

Ytu Pop Strings creates violins, violas, and cellos out of wood. Artisans carve, shape, and string them entirely by hand. For more, visit: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ytupop_strings/?hl=enWebsite: […]

Recycling denim into glasses

Jack Spencer started making glasses over 10 years ago. Now he runs his eyewear business, Mosevic, out of Cornwall, England. He creates glasses out of […]

How a rusted ’60s Beetle is restored and customized

Co-owners of MetalMorphosis Customs, Cate and Rodney Culp, restore classic Volkswagens and install completely custom interiors. One of their newest builds, a 1960 Euro Beetle […]

How 1,700 pounds of spicy stew is cooked over wood fires in South Korea

Dakbokkeumtang is a popular spicy chicken stew in South Korea that’s typically made with sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots, onions, and a broth of gochujang chili […]

How an $8,000 vintage Coca-Cola vending machine is restored

Ray Hewitt, the owner of Soda City Restorations, restores and replaces vintage soda machines. It takes about 60 hours of work to complete and involves […]

Why planes are repainted so often

Commercial airplanes are repainted as often as every seven to 10 years over the course of a 20- to 30-year life span, and it can […]

How to make a jet-engine-powered Tesla

In 2018, Elon Musk said the upcoming Tesla Roadster would be available with rocket thrusters. With the Roadster’s release date still pending, YouTuber Matt Mikka […]

How heroin trafficking actually works

David McMillan is a British Australian former drug smuggler. He was arrested several times between the early ’80s and 2012 for trafficking heroin through Southeast […]

A Thai artisan is preserving a centuries-old craft by carving snail shells into art

Jukkit Suksawat a Thai artist who has been creating traditional mother-of-pearl inlay for the past 30 years. He is determined to keep this 14th-century tradition […]