On the outskirts of Amsterdam, life starts early at the Clara Maria Farm, where every day since he was a boy, Kees-Jan van Wees has milked the cows in a 160-year-old building. Just hours later, he'll turn that milk into a Dutch product beloved around the world: Gouda cheese. Jane Pauley reports on a farm where centuries-old Dutch traditions (like making wooden shoes) have continued, and been embraced by Kees-Jan's American-born wife, Katrina.
In 1975 Herve Poulain, a racing enthusiast and art lover, persuaded artist Alexander Calder to paint German automaker BMW's entry at Le Mans. The idea took off. The most recent entry in BMW's Art Car series was painted by California conceptual artist John Baldessari, who showed Anthony Mason how to create some very fast art.
Artists Wayne Adams and Catherine King have constructed a floating island they call Freedom Cove, a multicolored floating refuge tucked away in rugged Clayoquot Sound off the west coast of British Columbia's Vancouver Island. Built from salvaged materials over the past 25 years, the couple takes living off the grid to a new level, as they show correspondent Lee Cowan.
When inventor Lonnie Johnson took a simple squirt gun and ramped it WAY up, he had no idea what a hit it would be. Since in the early 1990s, the Super Soaker has soaked up more than $1 billion in toy sales. But Johnson hasn't stopped there. Mo Rocca reports on how Johnson, a former engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, continues to make a big splash.
Hidden in the shadow of a church in the Dutch town of Limmen is Hortus Bulborum, established in the 1920s by tulip enthusiast Peter Boschman. He bought old and rare types of tulips and planted them, determined to not let them become extinct. Today Hortus Bulborum keeps alive rare varieties of one of Holland's most recognizable hallmarks. Jane Pauley reports.
If you know Jessica Simpson only as a singer and realty TV star, you might be surprised to hear that the Jessica Simpson Collection - products ranging from clothes to accessories to home - is a billion-dollar-a-year business. She talks with Tracy Smith about how her interest in fashion grew into an empire.