Why Jollibee’s Fast Food has Americans Waiting in Insane Lines — Cult Following

– [Serena] Jollibee is the premier fast food restaurant of the Philippines. Anytime a new Jollibee opens, people lose their (bleep). – [Interviewer] How excited are you that a Jollibee’s here? – How excited are we? (crowd screams) That’s how excited we are. – [Person filming] Oh my god, this line, just for that. – [Serena] I’ve written about it,

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Inside North Korea’s bubble in Japan

It’s graduation day at a children’s school in Tokyo. From the metro station it’s just ten blocks to their school, but these children aren’t totally safe. Old men from their community have to stand at every corner to make sure that these kids aren’t harassed or bullied. It’s happened before. In fact, there’s been a lot of rallies in Tokyo

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The right way to kill a fish

The right way to kill a fish

This is the most humane way to kill a fish. Stabbing it in the brain, and cutting it open to bleed out. I know, it looks gruesome, but trust me, it’s better than the alternative for the fish, and for you. Most fish are killed the same way: Scooped out of the water, thrown in a bucket of ice, and

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How China is changing Hollywood

How China is changing Hollywood

In the fourth Transformers movie, there’s a scene where a random guy in an elevator helps Stanley Tucci beat someone up. That guy? Turns out he’s a Chinese boxer, Zou Shiming – a world champion & gold medalist. Elsewhere in the movie, you’ll see a Chinese milk box, and even a Chinese bank ATM in Texas of all places. If

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Europe’s most fortified border is in Africa

Europe’s most fortified border is in Africa

If you zoom in to Morocco, you’ll see a tiny wedge of land that stands out from its surroundings. This little bit of land is surrounded by one of the most fortified borders on the planet. Right outside the border you’ll find makeshift forest camps, where people spend their days and nights evading the police and preparing to rush the

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The only wild monkeys in Europe

The only wild monkeys in Europe

These monkeys live on a giant rock called Gibraltar, which is a part of the mainland of Spain, here on the Iberian Peninsula but it’s right on the very tip and it actually belongs to Britain. Back when the world would fight wars with like big countries fighting each other, this place was very strategic for Britain. They have all

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Why China is building islands in the South China Sea

Why China is building islands in the South China Sea

This is Fiery Cross island. It’s a little more than one square mile in size and it’s home to a Chinese military base. There’s a 10,000 foot airstrip, an advanced radar station, a missile defense system, and about 200 troops. But the strangest thing about Fiery Cross Island is that two years ago, it didn’t exist. And neither did the

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How Syria’s Kurds are trying to create a democracy

How Syria’s Kurds are trying to create a democracy

Kurds are carving out their own state called Rojava. This is Rojava, a region in northern Syria that runs along the border of Turkey. It’s home to over a million Kurds, one of the largest ethnic groups in the Middle East. Until a few years ago this was a rural and forgotten corner of Syria, where the Kurds were denied

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Divided island: How Haiti and the DR became two worlds

Divided island: How Haiti and the DR became two worlds

Let’s pause here. I’m driving on the road that separates Haiti from the Dominican Republic. Right here. It’s the border that divides two very different countries. If you’re born in Haiti, you’re 2.5 times more likely to die as a baby than if you’re born in the DR. You’ll be almost ten times poorer and you can expect to have

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Geopolitics of Southeast Asia, Part 1: Indochina

Geopolitics of Southeast Asia, Part 1: Indochina

The mainland of South-East Asia historically known as Indo-China is home to a wide range of ethnicities that extend across a vast territory. Spread interchangeably are forests, mountains, valleys, rivers, deltas, and coastlines. With such a divergent environment, the nations of Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam have distinctly different identities, beliefs, and geo-political needs. I’m your host Shirvan, and

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