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Single-Person Blimp

Single-Person Blimp

If you visit Normandy, France, 60 euros will give you the chance to float off the ground strapped to your own personal blimp. Each blimp is filled with about 70,000 liters of helium and has a harness and wings for controlling flight. Tom Scott visited A√©roplume √Čcausseville to take the low-altitude flight inside of an aircraft hangar.

The Last Cityrama

The Last Cityrama

If you were in Paris in the 1960s or 1970s, you might have seen one of these Citroen Cityrama 55 buses. This double-decker bus featured panoramic windows offering spectacular views for all passengers. The Tim Traveler got up close with the last remaining Cityrama. It needs some TLC, but you can contribute to help restore it.

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Battle of the Titans

Battle of the Titans

For more than 20 years, theater company La Machine has been building massive mechanical puppets that they march through the streets. During an April 2022 performance in Toulouse, France, their fire-breathing dragon-horse Long Ma Jing Shen teamed up with Asterion the minotaur to stare down a giant spider.

Paris Micro Apartment

Paris Micro Apartment

Like most big cities, living in Paris, France can be very expensive. Architect Matthieu Torres and his girlfriend made the most of their 344 square foot apartment in the 20th arrondissement through the smart use of custom built-in furniture and the addition of skylights. Never Too Small takes us inside the tiny but efficient living space.

How Motorsport Tires Are Made

How Motorsport Tires Are Made

Everyday car tires are made mostly by machine, but the high-end tires used for racing are made by hand. In this clip from Street FX Motorsport TV, they take us inside Michelin Motorsport’s HQ in France for a look at the tire-making process, building up layer by layer of rubber, textiles, steel, and adhesive on spinning drums.

Making French Butter

Making French Butter

Butter is one of those food staples that we often take for granted. But at Le Beurre Bordier, every pat of the creamy dairy product is a handmade work of art. Food Insider introduces us to this French shop dedicated to preserving 19th-century techniques, including the use of a spinning wooden wheel to knead the butter.

2021 Mountain of Hell Winning Run

2021 Mountain of Hell Winning Run

In 2019, mountain bike rider Kilian Bron won the Mountain of Hell run, and shared POV footage of the insane enduro race. Bron took home the title yet again in 2021, and posted a fresh video of this year’s run. On his way down the grueling 15.5 mile downhill course, he achieved speeds as high as 62 mph.

Medieval Castle Fly-through

Medieval Castle Fly-through

As pilot Benoit Finck’s drone emerges from the clouds over Normandy, France, it descends into the ancient castle atop the island of Mont Saint-Michel, then flies through the structure and its surroundings, giving us a fantastic first-person view courtesy of his GoPro HERO8 camera.

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