Claire Owen

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Winchester Mystery House, USA

You know what it’s like with DIY – as soon as once you finish one task, you’re looking for the next. Well this quirky mansion takes DIY to a whole new level.

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Flitch Trials, Essex

This centuries-old contest for married couples lends a whole new meaning to the phrase bringing home the bacon.

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Minack Theatre, Cornwall

We all know that in the good old days before television, people had to make their own entertainment. But few were as ambitious in their endeavours as Rowena Cade.

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Bamboo dancing, Borneo

Speed and agility are key for the dance of Magunatip – conducted above slamming bamboo sticks – where one wrong move could lead to rather a lot of pain.

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