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The International Banana Museum

In a small desert town near the shores of the Salton Sea lives a man obsessed with bananas. Fred Garbutt is the creator of the International Banana Museum in Mecca, California. Inside a squat building he has amassed more than 20,000 banana themed items including salt and pepper shakers, toys, cookie jars, ash trays, dolls, pipes, glasses, jewelry, soap, candles, games, even a banana shaped record player. The collection is complemented by Fred’s quirky and fun personality as profiled in this story produced by Cool Hunting.

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Coyote Controversy, Urban Beekeeping, Taxidermy

Season 7, Episode 1

  • 2017-05-23T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-05-25T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-05-27T05:30:00-07:00
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  • 2017-05-28T11:30:00-07:00
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Dangerous Drones, 54 Kitchens, Board Games

More than a million drones have taken flight in the air above us. But they're proving to be dangerous. Authorities say it times to start regulating them. In a simple brick building in Lincoln Heights 54 kitchens and 54 chefs are making unique foods. They couldn't afford their own commercial kitchen, so they've come to LA Prep to scale up their business for a fraction of the cost and half the time. In a digital world full of endless entertainment options, find out why people have rediscovered their love of the old-fashioned board game.

  • 2017-05-30T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-01T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-03T05:30:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-04T11:30:00-07:00
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Season 7 Episode 32

  • 2017-06-06T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-08T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-10T05:30:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-11T11:30:00-07:00
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Mountain Lions, 'The Nomad,' Service Dogs

Season 7, Episode 4

The story of two mountain lions trying to survive in an urban environment. 

An artist who is losing her sight has created an exquisite tiny house.

Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are finding help managing their symptoms in man's best friend.

  • 2017-06-15T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-17T05:30:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-18T11:30:00-07:00
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Season 7 Episode 35

  • 2017-06-20T13:00:00-07:00
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