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Monster Fish Great White Sturgeon

In this episode, we follow Zeb as he goes in search of the biggest and oldest of North America’s river monsters: the white sturgeon. These giants are living to a ripe old age – many of the fish Zeb will encounter on his trip are not only bigger than he is, but have lived the better part of a century. ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
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  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Inside Area 51’s Secrets

It's the most famous military installation in the world, yet it doesn't officially exist. Area 51 – a site for covert Cold War operations – has long been a magnet for crackpots, conspiracy theorists and the overly curious. While there may not be truth to the rumours that Area 51 is a haven for UFOs and extraterrestrials, it's clear that ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2016

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How Human Are You? The Dating Game

When it comes to mating rituals, the animal kingdom has it all. Chimps pound their chests, alligators emit guttural groans, and elk pee on themselves. Humans, it turns out, are not all that different in displaying sex-related behaviours. And we conduct experiments to prove it. In examining courtship rituals, we find that playing footsie is as common among people as ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:02
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  • Added on: 05/03/2016

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Engineering Connections Sydney Opera House

Richard Hammond climbs to the top of Sydney's iconic Opera House to unlock the engineering connections behind one of the most instantly recognizable buildings in the world. He reveals how an architect's sketch, rejected by the design competition jury, was transformed into concrete and glass through trailblazing building techniques inspired by a First World War gas mask, a set of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
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  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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Engineering Connections Millau Sky Bridge

Richard Hammond reveals the engineering inspirations behind the tallest road bridge in the world: the Millau Viaduct in France. He fires three quarters of a million volts from his finger tips to see how the power of lightning cut the steel structure quickly and accurately. The huge piers – 340 metres high, and which would look down on the Eiffel ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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Engineering Connections Deep Space Observatory

Richard Hammond journeys to discover the startling Engineering Connections behind the Keck Observatory, which has seen further into the universe than any other telescope on Earth. He reveals that the Keck Observatory owes its incredible design to an ancient Greek ritual, an early 20th century Russian inventor, an American Civil War general, a breakthrough in aerial reconnaissance, and an attempt ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Miracle Landing on the Hudson

In January 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport on route to Charlotte, North Carolina. Within minutes a double bird strike destroyed both engines and the crew made the terrifying decision to pitch the Airbus A320 into the Hudson River. Using intimate and emotional interviews, as well as large-scale dramatic reconstruction, Miracle Landing on the Hudson ...
  • 2013
  • 01:27:49
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  • Added on: 03/29/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Snow Leopard of Afghanistan

Snow Leopard of Afghanistan takes us behind the ground-breaking tracking, capture and release of a rare snow leopard. These big cats are a species under constant threat from poachers and farmers who fear that the leopards are attacking their livestock. But experts cannot protect these exceptional creatures without knowing more about them. Mounting a wildlife conservation expedition in a war ...
  • 2012
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  • Added on: 03/29/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Search for the Head of John the Baptist

On a remote island in the Black Sea, scientists dig up what is possibly one of the greatest archaeological finds in the history of Christianity; an exquisite marble box holding what could be the bones of John the Baptist, the man who baptized Christ. Loved by the public and feared by those in power, his story shows how he threatened ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:00
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  • Added on: 03/29/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Inside The Warrior Gene

For most of us, violence is as inescapable as it is inexplicable. From street gangs to soccer hooligans, Charles Manson to Virginia Tech, acts of extreme violence leave all of us asking why? Traditionally we have viewed crime as a social disease and that only by improving the environment in which we raise our children will we make them less ...
  • 2010
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  • Added on: 03/29/2016

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