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Wanda Sowry makes what she calls “automata” — self-operating automatons — like this hand-cranked wooden Dia de Los Muertos band. [Video by V[21] Space.]

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A bomba de mecate is a rope pump for water wells. In San Miguel del Valle, Díaz Ordaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, you can build one if you know how. Maybe! 😉

Here’s how you do it, at least according to YouTube: [Mas…]