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Brain Games Use It Or Lose It

The latest research says that your brain is no different than the muscles in your body – it needs exercise to stay youthful and fit. In this episode, we’re going to put your brain to the test with a serious workout, and if you play along, you’ll come out with a few unexpected ways to boost your mind’s flexibility, concentration ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

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Brain Games Power of Persuasion

Every day your brain is being manipulated by marketers, advertisers and political candidates, but did you ever wonder how they do it? This episode of Brain Games reveals the science behind the power of persuasion; the tricks and techniques used every day to influence and control your decisions. You’ll be shocked to see just how simple it is to persuade you, even ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

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Brain Games Liar, Liar

It's something you likely do every day. Whether it's telling a little white lie or a serious betrayal, your brain is built to know when tweaking the truth can be beneficial. Think about how many times you've told a lie to spare someone's feelings, or bent the truth to get out of plans. The truth is, we're all liars. In ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

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My Brilliant Brain Make Me a Genius

Can you turn an ordinary child into a prodigy? For Susan Polgar, this hypothetical becomes reality as she is transformed into the world’s first female chess grand master. Susan was not born with her brilliant brain; it was created by a unique educational experience that dominated her childhood. With no history of brilliant chess players in her family, Susan spent ...
  • 2007
  • 00:50:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Shark Nicole

Despite a well publicized image as a savage predator, there are many aspects of the great white that have remained a mystery. The movements of this intriguing and large animal across the Earth's oceans have remained an enigma for years. Keen to learn more about this much maligned animal, researchers developed a unique satellite tagging system specifically for great whites. ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/02/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Leaky Cruise Ship

Batten down the hatches and strap on your hard hat as we join a crew hauling a leaking luxury liner out of the water. The 856-foot long cruise ship has the biggest problem a ship can face: taking on water and no one knows what’s leaking. We head to San Francisco Bay where hundreds of workers have 15 days to ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2016

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Mystery Manhunt Big Dog

A top forensic team sift through clues and attempt to discover the identity of a mystery person. Initially the target earns the nickname Fast Food Freddie, as the team watches him on the surveillance footage. But they see him differently when they read the results of his medical tests and see him working out. He might like fast food, but ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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Mystery Manhunt Enigma Man

The team is on the hunt for a man in his fifties with a large muscular upper body, an intimidating look and an eastern European accent. He's quite fit, but technically obese, and has a huge scar across his back. They think he's a power lifter, so Bill looks into power lifter training regimens before heading off and following a ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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Mystery Manhunt Superwoman

"Burger Betty" is first seen in a surveillance video eating a hamburger in a diner in what appears to be Texas. The subject's MRI reveals some serious pelvic injuries, multiple fractures held in place by metal inserts. She also appears to have dead tissue on her toes, which the team thinks could be a result of frostbite. Bill investigates the ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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Mystery Manhunt California Hot Shot

When they find mysterious leg burns among their target's injuries, the team realizes they will face an unusual challenge tracking him down. Thinking he may be a sportsman, they overcome a host of dead ends to finally discover that he and his injuries are far more extraordinary than they imagined.
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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