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Forest Apartment | Summer Rayne Oakes // 60 Second Docs1m06s

Forest Apartment | Summer Rayne Oakes // 60 Second Docs

Within New York City’s concrete jungle lies Summer Rayne Oakes’ green sanctuary -- her apartment, a forest of 500+ plants. With the absence of an outdoor space or garden after growing up in the country, Oakes, an NYC-based model, host and entrepreneur who also runs Homestead Brooklyn has brought the outdoors in and transformed her apartment into a welcoming indoor forest.

Animal Shelter Reiki // 60 Second Docs1m06s

Animal Shelter Reiki // 60 Second Docs

Reiki practitioner and animal lover Jennifer Halpern volunteers as an energy healer for shelter and foster animals from dogs to cats to rabbits, working to relieve their stress and pain by channeling positive energy into their bodies through touch. With the goal of helping these animals find loving homes, Halpern believes that her practice ultimately makes them more adoptable -- and reminds them that despite the uncertainty of their day to day, they are loved.

Wife Carrying Championship // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Wife Carrying Championship // 60 Second Docs

The North American Wife Carrying Championship requires competitors to vault over obstacles, sandy hills, and trek through mud, all while hoisting their wives. If you win the annual championship, you’ll receive the prize of your wife’s weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. Last year’s winners were Elliot and Giana Storey of Westbrook, Maine, and though this time they didn’t win first place, the pair still achieved a common goal together -- making it through the grueling race, and taking home second prize.

Wheelchair Water Park1m05s

Wheelchair Water Park

At Inspiration Island, a wheelchair water park in Morgan's Wonderland of San Antonio, Texas, kids are invited to have fun in a safe environment that caters to children with disabilities. On a family vacation in 2005, Gordon and Maddie Hartman saw how hard it was for children to connect with their daughter, who has special needs. So they decided to build a park just for children like her. Here, rides are custom-built to accommodate wheelchairs and inclusion is celebrated. So far, over a million guests from around the world have paid this one-of-a-kind park a visit.

Baby Animal Rescue // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Baby Animal Rescue // 60 Second Docs

For the last 15 years, Joseph Keter has been rescuing, caring for and returning injured and abandoned animals -- mainly orphans whose mothers have died -- to the wild. From lions to cheetahs and buffalo to gazelle, Joseph has cared for some of Africa’s most iconic animals through his work for Animal Rights Reserved, a conservancy in Naivasha, Kenya. His days may be long and difficult, but when it’s life or death for baby animals on Lake Naivasha, it’s all worth it.

ASMR Sound Therapy | Whisperlodge // 60 Second Docs1m06s

ASMR Sound Therapy | Whisperlodge // 60 Second Docs

Melinda Lauw is the co-creator of Whisperlodge, an in-person immersive ASMR -- or autonomous sensory meridian response -- experience, leading people through a calming, pleasurable feeling brought on by certain sounds. 90 minute sessions enable ticket buyers to live a sensory experience designed to tingle and stimulate, relax, and decompress.

Yarn Wigs for Kids With Cancer | Magic Yarn Project // 60 Second Docs1m06s

Yarn Wigs for Kids With Cancer | Magic Yarn Project // 60 Second Docs

When Holly Christensen’s best friend’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer, she knitted a Rapunzel wig to cover up the hair loss. From this moment, the Magic Yarn Project was born. Now, at community workshops, volunteers of all kinds -- including incarcerated prisoners -- make colorful yarn wigs for kids with cancer, giving them a chance to be children again in their time of need.

Mommy Milk Factory | Breast Milk Donor // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Mommy Milk Factory | Breast Milk Donor // 60 Second Docs

Elisabeth Anderson-Sierra has become well-known in Beaverton, Oregon, for her decision to donate her breast milk to families in need. The mother of two has hyperlactation syndrome, causing her to produce 1.75 gallons of milk a day, with 5,000 ounces stored in her freezer. Over the past three years, the prolific milkmaker has donated 700+ gallons of milk -- almost twice the world record! -- in what she describes as her “labor of love.”

Modern Jousting | Knights of Valour // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Modern Jousting | Knights of Valour // 60 Second Docs

It’s Shane Adams’s mission to resurrect competitive jousting, sport of kings. The Canadian Equestrian Team athlete and captain/owner of The Knights of Valour, a full-contact jousting team, believes that when it comes to facing off on horseback, there’s nothing like the real thing. The former World Championship Jousting Association president, who holds 17 international titles and hosted the History Channel's reality TV show Full Metal Jousting, doesn’t fear injuries like concussions, broken bones or emergency surgery. Despite the very real dangers of this extreme sport, he’ll continue to risk it all to do what he loves.

Topless Book Club // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Topless Book Club // 60 Second Docs

When the weather is fine and the grass is green, the ladies and gentlemen of New York’s Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society -- aka topless book club -- can be found in Madison Square Park reading their favorite lit classics with nothing but the breeze upon their chests. As a reminder to all locals, New York law now allows public toplessness for both men and women - and this unique book club sets a tone for what the city’s future could look like.

Raising Reptiles | Brian Barczyk SnakeBytesTV// 60 Second Docs1m05s

Raising Reptiles | Brian Barczyk SnakeBytesTV// 60 Second Docs

Brian Barczyk has owned and operated one of the world’s largest snake breeding facilities for almost 30 years, caring for as many as 30,000 snakes and lizards of all shapes and sizes. Residents at his facility include everything from ball pythons to corn snakes, leopard geckos, king snakes, milk snakes, and rat snakes, and each year, his business BHB Reptiles sells between 15,000 and 20,000 as pets. He starred in the Discover series Venom Hunters and now hosts SnakeBytesTV on YouTube. With nearly one million followers across social media, where he shows off snake unboxings and the rare reptiles he rears, Barczyk’s using his significant social clout to show people why they should give snakes and their reptilian relatives a chance.

Ocean Defense Kid | Connor Berryhill // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Ocean Defense Kid | Connor Berryhill // 60 Second Docs

Connor Berryhill was only 5 years old when an underwater encounter with an endangered monk seal set him on a path to take care of the world’s most vulnerable creatures. Now 11, he’s taken his small-scale activism big and started his own nonprofit, MicroActivist. Their mission: to connect youth with projects to protect the ocean -- and save our planet's oceans and seas.

Tiny Foods | Tiny Kitchen // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Tiny Foods | Tiny Kitchen // 60 Second Docs

Performance artist and unlikely chef Tom Brown is bringing strangers together around the tiny kitchen, where he’s serving up tiny foods and words of wisdom. Along with his fully functional portable kitchen, Tom has made more than 300 utensils and tools that he uses to cook up real, edible miniature foods. He may be passing out free lunches, but the gifts he gets from his customers are worth all the work.

2017 World Beard and Mustache Championships // 60 Second Docs1m05s

2017 World Beard and Mustache Championships // 60 Second Docs

At the 2017 World Beard and Mustache Championships in Austin, Texas, previous National World Freestyle Beard Champion Jason Kiley won once again, taking home Best in Show. Uniting whiskers in a cultural event like no other, the event hosts more than 1,000 competitors, fans and beard enthusiasts. To compete with this crew, it all comes down to shape, density, symmetry and overall look of the beard -- and women are welcome too. This year saw participants sporting everything from an English mustache to a Musketeer, sideburns, and even a beard shaped like a full-face wolf mask.

Wheelie Boys | Philly BMX // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Wheelie Boys | Philly BMX // 60 Second Docs

In Philadelphia, PA, BMX rider Amir Oliver and a community of teens and young men on bikes -- Wheelie Boys -- float huge wheelies down the streets in a bold expression of self. While the Philly street bikers’ hobby is controversial to some, the group maintains that what they do is designed to inspire those around them to think big, express themselves, and reach their full potential.

Magic: The Gathering | 7-Year-Old Dana Fischer // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Magic: The Gathering | 7-Year-Old Dana Fischer // 60 Second Docs

7-year-old Dana Fischer is a competitive Magic: The Gathering player at the pro level, who takes on adult players at the world’s largest competitions, with five Grand Prix tournaments under her belt. This elementary-aged planeswalker is always prepared to cast spells and go into battle. With the support of her older sister and her dad, who’s also an avid player and her coach, Fischer’s been playing since before she could read -- and when she faces off against wizards, mages or grownups, she always holds her own.

Adult Literacy // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Adult Literacy // 60 Second Docs

Wanda is 47 years old and just recently learned how to read. She was only in the 10th grade when she dropped out of school. After being involved with Project Literacy, she’s learning to read and write, and it's changed her life - she even wrote her own children's book, "The Little Chicken Named Pong-Pong," a fresh retelling of the classic story "Chicken Little."

Tiny Homes for the Homeless | LA Tiny Houses // 60 Second Docs1m06s

Tiny Homes for the Homeless | LA Tiny Houses // 60 Second Docs

With the ever-increasing homeless population in Los Angeles, Elvis Summers decided he needed to think out of the box to lend a helping hand. By building 40+ tiny houses for homeless people -- some even including mobile shower units -- in just two years, he is providing many with safe and secure homes and the opportunity to start a new chapter.

Transgender Boxer | Pat Manuel // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Transgender Boxer | Pat Manuel // 60 Second Docs

Before his sexual reassignment surgery, Pat Manuel was a highly decorated female boxer and a women’s boxing Olympic hopeful. Now, following his transition, Manuel competes in the men’s division -- and makes waves as an outspoken advocate for transgender equality.

Kid Fashionista | Designer Kheris Rogers // 60 Second Docs1m06s

Kid Fashionista | Designer Kheris Rogers // 60 Second Docs

Bullied at school for her skin tone, 11-year-old Kheris Rogers is demonstrating why beauty isn’t just skin deep -- through fashion. She designed her own clothing line, Flexin’ in My Complexion, to empower others to love their differences, and with support from her family and friends, is making steps down the runway towards change.

Dog Retirement Home | Silver Muzzle Cottage // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Dog Retirement Home | Silver Muzzle Cottage // 60 Second Docs

In Elk Rapids, Kim Skarritt runs the Silver Muzzle Cottage, Michigan’s only dog hospice. Many of the dogs there were lifelong pets who’ve since been abandoned. So far, she’s taken in 93 rescue dogs, some even near death. Despite their circumstances, her team works overtime to make up the love and care these dogs deserve. And once a week, the canines visit human seniors in their own retirement home -- sharing yet more unconditional love with another community that needs more of it.

Donut Boy | Donuts for Cops // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Donut Boy | Donuts for Cops // 60 Second Docs

9-year-old Tyler Carach, better known as “the donut boy,” is on a mission to deliver donuts to every police officer in the country. With the constant attention on police in this country, Tyler is hoping to connect his message with people: not all cops are bad. So far, he’s handed out more than 28,000 donuts across 17 states and shows no sign of stopping.

Air Guitar World Champion | Matt “Airistotle” Burns // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Air Guitar World Champion | Matt “Airistotle” Burns // 60 Second Docs

28-year-old Matt Burns, aka "Airistotle," went from Staten Island waiter to reigning Air Guitar World Champion in one unforgettable competition. Only the most innovative, balls-out guitarists get to the top of this talented heap of performers, and it doesn’t just take guts -- musicality, ability to dance, and a well-tuned funny bone are all essential to the glorious performance/art/sport we call "air guitar."

Monster Trucker | Driver Rosalee Ramer // 60 Second Docs1m05s

Monster Trucker | Driver Rosalee Ramer // 60 Second Docs

When Rosalee Ramer isn’t busy studying for her mechanical engineering degree at Georgia Tech, she’s behind the wheel of her own monster truck, Wild Flower, competing against drivers twice her age. At 19 she is the youngest professional female monster truck driver, winning last year’s Monster Jam Rookie of the Year. Next up - she’ll be putting that degree into action when she builds her own monster truck.

The Fruit Diet // 60 Second Docs1m05s

The Fruit Diet // 60 Second Docs

Norwegian brothers Mikkel and Mads Gisle Johnsen are living a fruit-only diet. As modern nomads, they’re abandoning city life to pursue a raw vegan and fruit-based diet together. The pair of fruitarians, who eat primarily bananas for both calories and nutrition, document their lifestyle on their YouTube channel, Sweet Natural Living -- and believe that their extreme vegan lifestyle is the most logical way for them to live.