The city of Taxco, Mexico, was founded on silver — the mining and refining of the precious metal into jewelry, silverware, and other silverwork. The mines are gone, but the twisting medieval streets and alleys of the picturesque town remain. Taxco is the site of the 2016 Taxco Downhill urban mountain bike course, where 40,000 people come to watch the top riders in the world fly — literally — through the streets. Chris Van Dine, Antoine Bizet and Wil White load up on GoPros and take a reconnaissance lap of the streets of Taxco.
Self-taught tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet has lived without his right arm for most of his life. After a chance meeting at a tattoo convention, he and biomechanic artist Jean-Louis Gonza began working on a custom prosthetic. Unlike human arms, his can pivot a full 360 degrees, allowing Tenet to create abstract designs that can't be duplicated by other artists.
Vive la France. Artistic and eccentric — the French have given us fine art, fine food, fine fashion, and Louis the XIV. In that grand tradition, the Flying Frenchies have dedicated themselves to French ideals through sport. 2,000 feet above the ground, this comedy/sport collective adds a flair for the dramatic to the drama of BASE jumping from a zipline at 50 MPH.
No one likes zombies — unless they're on the screen and you don't have a role in the movie. So stopping a zombie outbreak before it becomes a full-blown apocalypse is important, and something the people in movies seem to be really bad at. They definitely should have talked to Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University Dr. Stephen Morse. Dr. Morse walks you through the steps needed to prevent a zombie outbreak and make sure those delicious brains stay in your own head.