Posts Tagged ‘BBC videos’

It’s almost impossible to lose things in Japan

May 6, 2022

If you lose a wallet or a phone in Japan, you will most likely be reunited with it. The country has one of the most effective Lost and Found processes in the world. The system relies on the honesty of the finders  and a national culture of reporting, cataloguing, and storing lost property. A BBC video by Terushi Sho.

More:

“Japan’s Lost-and-Found System Is Insanely Good,” Allan Richarz, Bloomberg CityLab

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Salt & Pepper

August 12, 2021

The history of salt and pepper, in just a shake. A BBC video.

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Global Warming Was Explained in 1856. By a Woman

July 5, 2021

Eunice Foote, a pioneer in the field of climate change, wrote about the heat-trapping effects of CO2 in 1856. She was ignored by history, perhaps because she also wrote about womens rights. A BBC video, animated by Peter Caires.

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Why being messy is good

August 26, 2019

Tim Harford, author of Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World, explains why being messy is good.

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London’s Phone Booth Coffee Shop

June 5, 2019

It may be London’s smallest java stop: a coffeehouse in an antique red telephone booth.

Related:

“The Red Phone Box, a British Icon, Stages a Comeback,” Palko Karasz, New York Times

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