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The secret food of Afghanistan - ‘The key to one of the most remote and enigmatic cultures in the whole world’
At the centre of one of the Earth’s harshest environments, on the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, two cookbook authors have found “a profoundly human place”.
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Smokejumping into a raging fire - ’The wind and air engulfed him in a tunnel of his own screams’
Wildland firefighter Grant Davis is called to fight some of the most remote fires in the US – but to reach them, he must first jump out of a plane.
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The national park that came at a price - A tale of sacrifice and surrender in the Blue Ridge Mountains
For Shenandoah National Park to become “an Eastern park in the Western tradition”, Claire Comer’s family and more than 400 others had to sacrifice their properties.
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Japan’s real life ninjas - Hundreds have applied to become a ninja ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Hundreds of people have applied and auditioned for the job of being a ninja as part of a campaign to promote tourism in Japan ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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‘Panic attacks are like death’ - A woman faces her crippling anxiety underwater
For anxiety-prone Erin Craig, learning to scuba dive alternated between being the most amazing experience and fears that she was going to die.
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The nation that hates to be late - Which came first – the precise timekeepers or the precise people?
The Swiss derive genuine joy from the fact that life unfolds on time and in a highly efficient manner.
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The rollercoasters of the future - Can virtual reality ever accurately capture an adrenaline thrill?
From the UK's Alton Towers to Six Flags in the US, virtual reality is being used to rejuvenate old rollercoasters.
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A cheese made from… donkey milk? - This delicacy from Serbia is the most expensive cheese in the world
This little-known delicacy from Serbia, made with milk believed to slow down the aging process and boost virility, is the most expensive cheese in the world.
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Living where the sea turns to ice - A five-year-old Greenlander shares his life in this remote corner of the globe
A five-year-old from Greenland’s Uummannaq Children's Home shares his life in this remote and frozen corner of the globe.
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An uncharted underground world - “What they haven’t found is the end of the cave”
Spelunker Roger Bruckner spearheaded the once secretive process of mapping Mammoth Cave, helping to establish it as the longest cave system in the world.
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A desert of smugglers and skeletons - A day in the life of a Texas border control agent
Every day, border patrol agent Ryan Hajek faces the delicate balance of taking care of and enjoying Texas’ Big Bend National Park, and the hot button issues of US immigration.
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Hungary’s hidden underground lake - The cave system you can navigate by boat turquoise underground waters
Natural caves exist throughout Hungary, but a cave system in the small town of Tapolca has an especially memorable method of exploration.
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