There is more to life than Vancouver, you know (but not much more). FIB looks at the myriad newsworthy things that interest us from over the mountains, across our shores and far away.
At the time of writing (March 30th, 2020), the death toll in Italy is over 10,000 -- now the highest in the world.
Hand sanitizer scarcity is stressing people out, and since stress weakens the immune system, it's a problem that needs solving fast.
Nine years ago this week the island nation of Japan suffered the devastating T?hoku earthquake and tsunami.
The practice is called On-nomi, or 'drinking on[line]'. "It's the touchless, pathogen-free gathering of the immediate future."
A unique set of circumstances may have elevated David Rice Atchison to the Office of the US President for a single day in 1849.
Wuhan has become ghost town since the coronavirus scare rose to Threat Level: Freak Out. Not everyone is on lockdown, however.
"It’s a language called ku? dili that is still used to this day, though fewer people are learning it in the age of the cell phone."
According to widespread local legend, duped investors they thought they were investing in a 480 foot high skyscraper...
This wonderful, fast-moving short film from Christoph Gelep brilliantly captures two sides of the bustling Japanese city of Osaka.
This explainer from CNBC details the ascension of the American fast food company with the famous chicken sandwich.
It's been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and we never knew that there was an alternative to braving the "death strip".
The Knightscope K5 acts as a mobile robotic security guard with a slew of built-in sensors to help it patrol and monitor an area.
With sweet moves like this it looks like these guys are just starting to hit their stride. Respect!
A videographer recently explored Nagatani Village in central Japan. The abandoned hamlet was once home to about 70 people.
"Why did that nosy dog in New York steal the truffle sausages from my suitcase? What, pray, will become of their deliciousness?"
Though it would appear to help slow climate change, there's a good chance it would create more problems than it would solve.
To imprint a message about the diversity of pork preparations, Bolivian creative agency Athos channeled the shrimp-obsessed Bubba...
A VW enthusiast hears of a 1955 VW van lost in the mountains and sets about resurrecting it from its woody resting place.
This short film gives us a glimpse of Port Townsend's darker side, where women eat sandwiches and men cover themselves with flowers...
"The Truth is Worth It: Fearlessness" is of the better advertisements for a news media company that we've ever seen...
California's famous sequoia trees have been known to grow to heights over 130 metres, but they are hamstrung by fascinating limitations.
Pablo's Escoburgers in Melbourne, Australia takes the cake when it comes to offending sensitivities...
In filmmaker Toby Harriman's 'The Block Tower', the camera takes us on a trip through the Chinese city's forest of architectural ubiquity.
Watch the contiguous USA slowly revealed as the labyrinthine network of numbered highways grows out of the eastern seaboard.
Filmmaker/drone pilot Ivan Bondarenko flew his Mavic Pro around the stunning limestone hills of Guilin, China to make this short film.
Dylan Brayshaw was flying a drone over a New Zealand beach when he spotted three orcas introducing themselves to a lone woman.
All November, Ibis hotels in Zurich and Geneva have been leasing 'social media sitters' to their guests, who post on their behalf.
We don't think this applies to Vancouver's geography, but it's nevertheless an interesting (and quickly explained) hypothesis.