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Science, architecture, disasters, great mysteries, human ingenuity... The explorers, adventurers, scientists, researchers, photographers and documentary filmmakers of the National Geographic Society tirelessly crisscross the globe, investigating and exploring the world. Their goal: to make you understand the world, amaze and entertain you with documentaries and investigations that are always driven by the quest for truth.

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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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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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My Brilliant Brain Accidental Genius

George Widener patiently writes down the dates for every Monday in the next 500 years – all 26,000 of them. An autistic savant, George possesses an ‘island of genius’ that enables him to do things an ordinary person would find impossible. To help unlock this enigma, George volunteers to undergo a brain scan – something most savants are too disabled ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/03/2016

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Eco-Engineering The Impossible Build

October 1989, San Francisco is hit with an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale. Fires rage in the city, bridges collapse and the World Series must halt. In Golden Gate Park, the historic Academy of Sciences is badly shaken. Structural damage forces one of the Academy’s buildings to shut down. The City of San Francisco and the museum curators ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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