Canadian man Joe Murray is used to big projects; he has spent more than a quarter of a century farming grain and raising cattle, after all. But perhaps his most interesting venture has been the excavation of his basement. You see, over a 14-year period Murray has been slowly digging up the earth under his home using toy-sized construction tools. And the stunning videos of the process have now racked up more than seven million views on YouTube.
Almost everyone has a hobby, whether that’s fiction writing, fishing, stamp collecting or oil painting, And according to research, this is a good thing, too. In 2015 psychology professor Jamie Kurtz explained in an article for Psychology Today that such activities actually help us to manage our time better, make new friends and relieve stress, among other benefits.