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  • Yellowstone Bison Are Built for Winter Survival  Epic Yellowstone | Smithsonian Channel

    Yellowstone Bison Are Built for Winter Survival Epic Yellowstone | Smithsonian Channel

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    With a dense coat, a powerful mass of muscle and a large head ideally suited for clearing away snow and locating buried grass, bison are built for frigid conditions in Yellowstone. If it wasnt for a hidden herd in the deepest reaches of this National Park

  • Mesmerizing: Watch a Speedy Chocolate Get Wrapped  Smithsonian Channel

    Mesmerizing: Watch a Speedy Chocolate Get Wrapped Smithsonian Channel

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    We dont give chocolate wrappers much thoughtafter all, we cant wait to tear them off. But the process of applying wrapping to chocolates is actually pretty ingeniousand so fun to watch!Paramount+ is here! Stream all your favorites shows now on Paramount+.

  • 24:54 10 Colorized Videos That Bring American History to Life  Smithsonian Channel

    10 Colorized Videos That Bring American History to Life Smithsonian Channel

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    Using digital colorization technology, these clips from Prohibition to the moon landing bring American history to life.0:00 - Intro to 10 Colorized Videos0:23 - 1920s: Prohibition Drives Drinking Underground2:40 - 1920s: Iconic Skyscrapers Go up in Manhat

  • 01:34 Mornings Are a Busy Time at the Nursery  Orangutan Jungle School | Smithsonian Channel

    Mornings Are a Busy Time at the Nursery Orangutan Jungle School | Smithsonian Channel

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    Mornings at the orangutan nursery school are usually a chaotic time, with 16 hungry orphan orangutans demanding full attention. Today, is no exception. The orangutan jungle school is preparing to move to a new location. Soon, the young orangutans will be

  • 51:15 Egypt  Sacred Sites: FULL EPISODE | Smithsonian Channel

    Egypt Sacred Sites: FULL EPISODE | Smithsonian Channel

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    Of all the ancient civilizations, Egypt has left the greatest legacy. But is there a hidden secret about their belief in the afterlife lurking within the recordings known as the Book of the Dead? One unique artifact may hold the answers.Egypt is episode 4

  • 03:36 How Scientists Knew Hawaii's Kilauea Was About to Erupt  Volcanoes | Smithsonian Channel

    How Scientists Knew Hawaii's Kilauea Was About to Erupt Volcanoes | Smithsonian Channel

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    Since April 2018, scientists had noticed signs that Hawaii's Kilauea, one of the world's most monitored volcanoes, might be close to erupting. On May 3rd, their predictions were justified in the most devastating manner.From Volcanoes: Dual Destruction htt

  • 03:06 Why Wales is the Place to Go for Medieval Castles  Aerial Britain | Smithsonian Channel

    Why Wales is the Place to Go for Medieval Castles Aerial Britain | Smithsonian Channel

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    Wales has no shortage of magnificent castles from the impenetrable stronghold of Harlech Castle, to the fierce fortifications of Carnarvon. Wales boasts a series of castles known as the Iron Ring, built as part of Edward Is determination to stamp his auth

  • 46:06 Crazy Monsters: Spiders  FULL EPISODE | Smithsonian Channel

    Crazy Monsters: Spiders FULL EPISODE | Smithsonian Channel

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    Meet a family of hairy, scary eight-legged beasts of all shapes and sizes. This bizarre creature showcase is as fascinating as it is frightening, featuring spiders that walk on water, cartwheel across deserts, shoot hairs at predators, and delivery venom

  • 02:47 Tracking Down 5 Missing Lion Cubs  Big Cat Country | Smithsonian Channel

    Tracking Down 5 Missing Lion Cubs Big Cat Country | Smithsonian Channel

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    A filmmaker experiences anxiety over the fate of 5 missing lion cubs that shes been tracking. Tension turns to guarded relief as she notices movement in the dense undergrowth.Five missing lion cubs appear in the undergrowth, one after the other. Its a mom

  • 03:53 How Alan Eustace Performed the World's Highest Free Fall Jump  Risk Takers | Smithsonian Channel

    How Alan Eustace Performed the World's Highest Free Fall Jump Risk Takers | Smithsonian Channel

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    In 2014, Alan Eustace accomplished the highest altitude free fall jump ever recorded, from nearly 26 miles above earth. To accomplish this safely, he wore a revolutionary new liquid cooling suit attached to a balloon, to lift him into the stratosphere.Fro

  • 04:17 A Fossil Excavation Goes Wrong in the Worst Possible Way

    A Fossil Excavation Goes Wrong in the Worst Possible Way

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    An excavation of a rare dinosaur fossil goes horribly wrong. It’s left to paleo technicians to try and salvage what they can. From the Show: Dinosaur Cold Case

  • 01:30 This Hairy Frogfishs Bite is Too Fast For Slow-Motion

    This Hairy Frogfishs Bite is Too Fast For Slow-Motion

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    The speed of a hairy frogfish’s bite is the result of a vacuum in its mouth that can suck in its prey in just 1/6000th of a second. It’s so fast that even slow-motion video struggles to capture it. From the Series: Great Blue Wild: Life in the

  • 01:14 This Marine Behemoths Favorite Food is Practically Microscopic

    This Marine Behemoths Favorite Food is Practically Microscopic

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    The whale shark is one of the largest creatures in the sea which makes it particularly ironic that its diet is composed almost entirely of one of the smallest: plankton.From the Series: Great Blue Wild: Sea of Cortez http://bit.ly/2VOecBd

  • 01:45 Why Farmers May Be Driving Vultures to Extinction

    Why Farmers May Be Driving Vultures to Extinction

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    Vultures are adept at getting rid of rotting animals and preventing the spread of disease. But the job isnt without its dangers some local farmers are inadvertently poisoning them.From the Series: Guardians of the Wild: Predators Uncovered http://bit.ly/2

  • 02:02 Why Elephant Moms Always Stay Close to their Calves

    Why Elephant Moms Always Stay Close to their Calves

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    Elephants have the longest gestation period of all mammals: 22 months. In addition, elephant mothers have remarkably strong bonds with their calves that endure for life.From the Series: Guardians of the Wild: Elephant Rescue https://bit.ly/2IimCb0

  • 03:23 Attaching a Radio Collar to a Hyena is a Tricky Proposition

    Attaching a Radio Collar to a Hyena is a Tricky Proposition

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    Tagging a hyena with a radio collar is useful to scientists in a number of ways: from gathering data to keeping track of clan numbers. But first, the tricky part: finding and sedating a hyena to attach the collar.From the Series: Guardians of the Wild: Re

  • 02:44 The Amazing Way Cargo is Loaded onto a C-5 Galaxy Plane

    The Amazing Way Cargo is Loaded onto a C-5 Galaxy Plane

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    The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is primarily a giant cargo plane and to load it up, you need a giant opening. The solution: the nose cone of the plane, known as the visor, swings up to reveal a massive door.From the Series: Inside Mighty Machines: C5 Galaxy http:

  • 03:08 The Training Regimen of NASA's First Astronauts

    The Training Regimen of NASA's First Astronauts

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    The first class of NASA astronauts, dubbed the Mercury 7, were put through a series of rigorous tests to prepare them for space. From heat chambers to to simulated weightlessness.From the Series: Apollo's Moon Shot: Rocket Fever https://bit.ly/2ELt0XF

  • 02:28 These Chinese Fishing Communities Raise Their Own Fish

    These Chinese Fishing Communities Raise Their Own Fish

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    Xinjiang, a harbor town in Hainan province, has been a major fish exporter going back generations. The amazing thing is that most of its output comes from 'fish farms' - built right there in the open water.From the Series: China From Above: The Future is

  • 03:00 A Tall Fig Tree Poses a Challenge for a Young Monkey

    A Tall Fig Tree Poses a Challenge for a Young Monkey

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    An alpha male tufted langur has led his troop to a huge tree packed with figs – a nutritional bonanza for these hungry monkeys. But can the youngest member of the troop make it up as well? From the Series: Monkey Island: Trouble in Paradise http://b

  • 01:48 Why Tapirs Love Spending So Much Time Underwater (4K)

    Why Tapirs Love Spending So Much Time Underwater (4K)

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    Tapirs love to dive into the water, where they’ll use their snout as a snorkel. There, they can evade jaguars, eat aquatic plants and wash off ticks. From the Series: Brazil Untamed: Bird Paradise http://bit.ly/2Z9QCxp

  • 03:02 Scientists Reveal First-Ever Photograph of a Black Hole

    Scientists Reveal First-Ever Photograph of a Black Hole

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    #EHTblackhole After years of planning by over 200 international scientists, the data purported to show the first ever image of a black hole is ready. The team gathers for the big reveal - it's a seismic moment in astrophysics. From the Show: Black Hole Hu

  • 03:10 How One Picture Would Prove Black Holes Actually Exist

    How One Picture Would Prove Black Holes Actually Exist

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    #EHTblackhole Many scientists believe that black holes make sense in the realm of theoretical physics, but couldn't really exist in real life. Capturing an image of a black hole would change all that. From the Show: Black Hole Hunters http://bit.ly/2ImpCF

  • 02:44 This Scientist Has Been Studying Monkeys for Over 50 Years

    This Scientist Has Been Studying Monkeys for Over 50 Years

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    Macaques are the most studied monkeys in the world, thanks to the efforts of scientists like Wolfgang Dittus. He arrived in Sri Lanka 50 years ago and has devoted his life to better understand theirs. From the Show: A Life Among Monkeys http://bit.ly/2FS2

  • 02:44 This Horse Was the Gold Standard for Roman Chariot Racers

    This Horse Was the Gold Standard for Roman Chariot Racers

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    For the chariot racers of Rome, one particular breed of horse was prized above all else: The Berber. It had a convex-shaped head, and a powerful neck that enabled it to pull the chariots at great speed. From the Series: Rome's Chariot Superstar: Slave to

  • 01:22 Even Wild Horses Need a Brand New Coat for Winter (4K)

    Even Wild Horses Need a Brand New Coat for Winter (4K)

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    Each winter, horses produce a hormone that triggers hair growth. This delivers a thicker coat that helps keep them warm and protects them from the elements. From the Series: Animal Empires: Gone Wild http://bit.ly/2Gnxfdu

  • 03:36 Here's Why Dogs Were So Important to Ancient Egyptians

    Here's Why Dogs Were So Important to Ancient Egyptians

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    Archaeological evidence at the ancient Egyptian site of Hierakonpolis reveals the status of the king's hunting dogs - to the extent that when the king died, they were often buried alongside him. From the Series: Secrets: Beasts of the Pharaohs http://bit.

  • 02:11 This Titicaca Water Frog Breathes Oxygen Through its Skin

    This Titicaca Water Frog Breathes Oxygen Through its Skin

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    The Titicaca water frog is a unique inhabitant of the high-altitude, South American lake. 18 inches long, with folds of baggy skin, its entire body is built to extract as much oxygen as possible from the water. From the Series: The Wild Andes: Extreme Sur

  • 02:13 How Was Red Rock Canyon Formed?

    How Was Red Rock Canyon Formed?

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    Millions of years ago, Las Vegas Valley laid at the bottom of an ancient sea. Movement of the earth's tectonic plates caused the water to drain and pushed up the land forming a towering structure known as Red Rock Canyon. From the Series: Aerial Cities: L

  • 02:44 Why Las Vegas's Landscape Is So Lush and Green

    Why Las Vegas's Landscape Is So Lush and Green

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    One of the most important byproducts of the Hoover Dam is an artificial body of water known as Lake Mead. Its presence has helped the population of Clark County grow sevenfold since 1970. From the Series: Aerial Cities: Las Vegas http://bit.ly/2HVJ4F7

  • 02:09 This Paleo-Artist Recreates Our Early Ancestors

    This Paleo-Artist Recreates Our Early Ancestors

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    Bone by bone, paleo-artsist John Gurche builds the life-like sculptures of our early ancestors. From the Series: Smithsonian Spotlight: Human Origins http://bit.ly/2gQl8bf

  • 03:25 How Duct Tape Saved the Lives of the Apollo 13 Crew

    How Duct Tape Saved the Lives of the Apollo 13 Crew

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    Just like in the movie, the survival of the real Apollo 13 astronauts depended on figuring out how to fit a square filter into a round hole. The key was duct tape. From the Series: The Real Story: Apollo 13 http://bit.ly/2pyJN8K

  • 01:55 Sir David Attenborough and His Crew Race to Film a Walking Shark

    Sir David Attenborough and His Crew Race to Film a Walking Shark

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    Step behind the scenes as Attenborough and his intrepid crew battle against the falling tide to capture footage of one of nature's most enigmatic creatures: the epaulette shark. From the Series: David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef http://bit.ly/2GF3Ad

  • 03:59 Scientists Go on a Mission to Save Sea Turtles

    Scientists Go on a Mission to Save Sea Turtles

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    Over the past half century, Leatherback turtle numbers have suffered a disastrous decline of almost 70%. Researchers in Panama are pulling out all the stops to save this cherished species. From the Show: Panama's Animal Highway http://bit.ly/2AUBgAP

  • 02:39 CT Scan Unveils the Inner Design of a Stradivarius

    CT Scan Unveils the Inner Design of a Stradivarius

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    Curators use modern medical technology to examine these priceless instruments. From the Series: Stories From the Vaults: Superlatives! http://bit.ly/2j14zK8

  • 02:19 This Is What It Takes to Keep a Zoo Animal Happy

    This Is What It Takes to Keep a Zoo Animal Happy

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    The zoo extends the collecting mission of the Smithsonian into the realm of the living. From the Series: Stories From the Vault: Random? http://bit.ly/2gfy5hO

  • 02:55 Drama Erupts Between Two Elephant Families

    Drama Erupts Between Two Elephant Families

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    Elephant families clash over access to the best spot at the watering hole. From the Show: Elephant King http://bit.ly/2yVpogv

  • 03:43 Here's Why the Battle of Vicksburg Was So Important

    Here's Why the Battle of Vicksburg Was So Important

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    Marching through Mississippi, Ulysses S. Grant focused his efforts on the city of Vicksburg. Surrounding and firing upon the city for weeks on end, he forced its citizens to the brink of starvation. From the Series: Aerial America: Mississippi http://bit.

  • 02:07 Incredible Timelapse of Dry Badlands Thunderstorm

    Incredible Timelapse of Dry Badlands Thunderstorm

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    In South Dakota, thousands of fireflies, in the midst of a mating ritual, compete against the bright stars that light up the dark skies of the Badlands. Often, it's hard to tell one from the other. From the Show: America's Badlands http://bit.ly/2A2oNv6

  • 02:56 Inventing the Jet Engine Came With a Few Disasters

    Inventing the Jet Engine Came With a Few Disasters

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    The invention of the jet engine was the crowning achievement of engineer Frank Whittle. But the path to glory was littered with countless obstacles - including a number of spectacularly failed experiments. From the Series: Survival in the Skies: The Jet R

  • 02:56 Footage of the First Martin-Baker Ejection Seat Test

    Footage of the First Martin-Baker Ejection Seat Test

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    Bernard Lynch was an engineer fitter at British aviation firm Martin-Baker. But his main claim to fame was as the fearless test subject for their signature invention: the ejection seat. From the Series: Survival in the Skies: Ejection Seats http://bit.ly/

  • 03:44 Popular The Most Powerful Tornado Recorded on Earth

    The Most Powerful Tornado Recorded on Earth

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    For Oklahoma City and its surrounding suburbs, May 3, 1999 began like any other spring day. By the evening, a deadly tornado of unprecedented ferocity had wreaked havoc, claiming a total of 36 lives. From the show Make It Out Alive: Oklahoma Tornado: http

  • 03:57 How Pocahontas Redefined How Europeans Saw Native Americans

    How Pocahontas Redefined How Europeans Saw Native Americans

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    Prior to the arrival of Pocahontas in England, indigenous people of the Americas were viewed as cannibals, brutish, and non-Christian. Enter Pocahontas, who arrived in London, baptized and speaking English. From the show Pocahontas: Beyond the Myth: http:

  • 03:48 Popular Footage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption

    Footage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption

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    On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens became the largest and most destructive volcanic eruption in U.S. history. By the end of its cycle of fire and fury, 57 people had died. From the Series: Make It Out Alive: Mount St. Helens http://bit.ly/MtStHelensAli

  • 02:42 The Moon Landing Was the Television Event of the Decade

    The Moon Landing Was the Television Event of the Decade

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    On July 16, 1969, Americans filled highways, streets and homes to witness the launch of a rocket from the Kennedy Space Center: the legendary, moon-bound Apollo 11. From the Series: America In Color: The 1960's http://bit.ly/1960sinColor

  • 01:59 The Moment Lincoln Realized the Military Power of Railroads

    The Moment Lincoln Realized the Military Power of Railroads

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    Following victory for the South in the battle of Bull Run, President Lincoln reached an inescapable conclusion. Without an effective railway network to transport troops quickly, the North couldn’t win. From the Series: Combat Trains: The First Railroad Wa

  • 03:03 How Colorized Historical Footage Is Painstakingly Made

    How Colorized Historical Footage Is Painstakingly Made

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    Composite Films conducted 5,800 hours of research and poured over 27 miles of film to create our series America in Color. Where did they even begin? Their art director fills us in on the maddeningly detailed process. From the Series: America In Color http

  • 01:49 What Kind of Footage Do Historical Colorists Like Best?

    What Kind of Footage Do Historical Colorists Like Best?

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    Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Prohibition, the Roaring '20s. According to the historians and art directors from Composite Films who worked meticulously on America in Color, these were some of their favorite subjects to research and bring to life. From the

  • 03:27 Is This Where Humanity Decided to Settle Down?

    Is This Where Humanity Decided to Settle Down?

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    Plant analysis of ancient wild cereals from Göbekli Tepe reveal a remarkable similarity to modern strains. This points to the possibility that humanity’s transition from hunting to farming may have begun there. From the Series: Secrets: Garden of Eden htt

  • 03:17 The First Presidential Wife to Be Called the First Lady

    The First Presidential Wife to Be Called the First Lady

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    Dolley Madison, the First Lady of president James Madison was a Jackie Kennedy of her time. Her refined taste and elevated social graces brought an unprecedented sense of style to the White House. From the Series: First Ladies Revealed: The Style of Power

  • 02:47 These Are the Final Moments of Amelia Earhart on the Ground

    These Are the Final Moments of Amelia Earhart on the Ground

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    In 1937, Amelia Earhart was about to embark on a record-setting flight around the world. In her final moments, she took her last photograph and set off from a Burbank, California airstrip, captured in recently recovered home movie footage. From the Series

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  • 02:40 Footage of the Moment the Japanese Surrendered

    Footage of the Moment the Japanese Surrendered

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    The 1945 Japanese surrender ceremony of WWII signaled a monumental end to a brutal conflict. And war correspondent William Courtenay was there to film it all. From: FALL OF JAPAN: IN COLOR http://bit.ly/1F4Gp3f

  • 03:28 Like Humans, Chimps Learn Behavior From One Another

    Like Humans, Chimps Learn Behavior From One Another

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    Chimps have a range of personalities and the facial expressions to reflect them. But perhaps the thing they most have in common with us is the ability to learn from each other. From the Series: Amazing Monkeys http://bit.ly/2rCyduB

  • 01:02 No Wonder Lord of the Rings' Middle-Earth Was Filmed Here

    No Wonder Lord of the Rings' Middle-Earth Was Filmed Here

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    For 18 months, the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy filmed their scenes across the tiny island of New Zealand. In all, over 70 sites were chosen to create writer J. R. R. Tolkien's vision of Middle-earth. From the Show: Aerial New Zealand ht

  • 02:27 This Human Feature Gives Squirrel Monkeys Their Precise Grip

    This Human Feature Gives Squirrel Monkeys Their Precise Grip

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    Squirrel monkeys find it easy to leap fearlessly from one distant branch to another, some over 130 feet high. Their secret? Human-like fingerprints that give them a better grasp. From the Series: Amazing Monkeys http://bit.ly/2s8pwtx

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  • 03:16 Why Do These Monkeys Have Such Outrageous Noses?

    Why Do These Monkeys Have Such Outrageous Noses?

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    Proboscis monkeys may look ridiculous to us, but they are in fact perfectly adapted to their swamp surroundings. Their pot-bellied stomachs are able to digest toxic leaves, while their huge noses play a role in attracting mates. From the Series: Amazing M

  • 03:04 Intense Footage of Fake Towns Used for 1950s Nuclear Tests

    Intense Footage of Fake Towns Used for 1950s Nuclear Tests

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    To test the impact of an atomic blast on populated areas, technicians built entire fake towns, with houses, shops, and even mannequin families. These settlements went by an ominous name: doom towns. From: A-BOMBS OVER NEVADA http://bit.ly/2nvE0OK

  • 02:53 Lionfish Are a Plague. Can Training Sharks to Eat Them Work?

    Lionfish Are a Plague. Can Training Sharks to Eat Them Work?

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    Lionfish, which are native to the Indo-Pacific but were accidentally introduced to the Caribbean, are decimating native fish species. To help limit their damage, scientists are teaching sharks to prey on them. From: CASTRO'S SECRET REEF http://bit.ly/2nNj

  • 03:59 The Complex Maneuvering of WWI's Biggest Naval Battle

    The Complex Maneuvering of WWI's Biggest Naval Battle

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    On May 31, 1916, a small skirmish between British and German warships would pave the way for the biggest naval confrontation of WWI--the infamous Battle of Jutland. From: BATTLE AT SEA: JUTLAND http://bit.ly/2nItqXx

  • 01:46 Feuding Iguanas and Giant Rodents Rule This Cuban Island

    Feuding Iguanas and Giant Rodents Rule This Cuban Island

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    In the Jardines de la Reina, an archipelago in the southern part of Cuba, two species have managed to co-exist in not-quite-harmony: the endangered Cuban iguana and the hutia, a type of large rodent. From: CASTRO'S SECRET REEF http://bit.ly/2nNjSuC

  • 03:42 Marianne North's Obsession with the Carnivorous Pitcher Plant

    Marianne North's Obsession with the Carnivorous Pitcher Plant

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    Painter Marianne North's obsession with local Borneo vegetation led her to one of the most unusual and rare plants in the world: the flesh-eating pitcher plant, located deep in the forests of Kuching. From: VICTORIAN REBEL: MARIANNE NORTH http://bit.ly/2n

  • 02:12 Elephants Can Afford to Be Picky About This Kind of Fruit

    Elephants Can Afford to Be Picky About This Kind of Fruit

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    A single marula tree can provide up to 1.5 tons of fruit each season--as much as 90,000 fruits. That works well for the average elephant who needs to consume 6% of its own body weight each day and prefers only the ripest fruits. From: AFRICA'S WILD HAVENS

  • 02:03 How Buddha's Hair Inspired Burma's Most Sacred Site

    How Buddha's Hair Inspired Burma's Most Sacred Site

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    The Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred site in Burma. Its origins can be traced back to the first millennium, when a king was inspired by a legend involving eight strands of Buddha's hair. From: WONDERS OF BURMA: Shrines of Gold http://bit.ly/2c1FjRx

  • 03:36 Why 10 Daily Tons of Ant Poop Keep This Rainforest Thriving

    Why 10 Daily Tons of Ant Poop Keep This Rainforest Thriving

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    The soil in the rainforests of Barro Colorado is packed with nutrients, but where does it come from? The answer lies high up in the canopy, where a remarkable, prolific species of nest-building ants drops its waste. From: MYSTERIES OF THE RAINFOREST http:

  • 01:36 How the Desert Oryx Stops Its Brain From Frying

    How the Desert Oryx Stops Its Brain From Frying

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    How does the desert-dwelling oryx survive a body temperature that would kill other mammals? The answer lies in a panting mechanism that lowers the temperature of the blood in its head. From: AFRICA'S WILD HAVENS: Camelthorn Tree http://bit.ly/2ccWuxG

  • 02:35 What Maximum Security Meant for Ancient Tomb Raiders

    What Maximum Security Meant for Ancient Tomb Raiders

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    The Han dynasty tombs were packed with some of the empire's most valuable relics. To guard against theft, colossal stones, each weighing six tons, were cut to block the passageways from relentless tomb raiders. From: RAIDERS OF THE JADE EMPIRE http://bit.

  • 02:24 This Device Unearthed an Ancient Gladiator School

    This Device Unearthed an Ancient Gladiator School

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    With its abundant greenery, you'd have no idea there was once an ancient city located just outside of Rome. But by using an electronic scanner, scientists at Vienna's Ludwig Boltzmann Institute have found otherwise. From: LOST CITY OF GLADIATORS http://bi

  • 03:08 The Extraordinary Life Cycle of a Hornet Colony

    The Extraordinary Life Cycle of a Hornet Colony

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    After a hornet queen lays hundreds of eggs, her workers set about feeding the larvae chewed-up prey. With tiny waists, the workers can't digest solid food; they instead subsist on drops of amino acid from the larvae. From: KILLER HORNETS http://bitly.com/

  • 04:42 Spectacular Footage of a Butterfly Leaving Its Cocoon

    Spectacular Footage of a Butterfly Leaving Its Cocoon

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    The transition from caterpillar to butterfly is a process that consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Observe one caterpillar as it developments into a gorgeous winged insect. From: MICRO MONSTERS WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: Courtship http://b

  • 01:48 What a Broom Tied to a Periscope Means in the U.S. Navy

    What a Broom Tied to a Periscope Means in the U.S. Navy

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    On February 7, 1943, the USS Wahoo sailed proudly into Pearl Harbor, a broom tied to her periscope. It was a wink to an old Naval tradition signifying a clean sweep of her enemies. From: HELL BELOW: America Fights Back http://bit.ly/2aEfcBj

  • 03:07 The First Female African American Pilot

    The First Female African American Pilot

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    Bessie Coleman wanted to fly, and she wouldn't take no for an answer. As the first African American woman with a pilot's license, she proved her skill as a stunt pilot.

  • 02:35 A Coconut Octopus Uses Tools to Snatch a Crab

    A Coconut Octopus Uses Tools to Snatch a Crab

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    Coconut octopuses are among the most intelligent invertebrates around: They use tools, carry their shelters around for when they need them, and, fittingly, adopt an underwater walking motion that's very similar to humans. From: CRAZY MONSTER: Gulpers http

  • 01:14 Here's What Makes Komodo Dragons So Powerful

    Here's What Makes Komodo Dragons So Powerful

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    Not only is the Komodo dragon the largest lizard in the world, its powerful claws, tail, and bite make it one of the deadliest. From: DRAGON ISLAND http://bit.ly/2ajq2ri

  • 02:30 How a Fire Opened Buckingham Palace Up to the Public

    How a Fire Opened Buckingham Palace Up to the Public

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    In 1992, a fierce backlash about the repair cost of a fire-damaged Windsor Castle led to a startling royal decision: For the first time ever, Buckingham Palace would be opened to the public, to raise money for the renovation. From: INSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALAC

  • 03:28 The Carnivorous Plant That Feasts on Mice

    The Carnivorous Plant That Feasts on Mice

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    While the carnivorous cravings of most flesh-eating plants are limited to small insects, one exception is the pitcher plant. It can consume anything that fits in its mouth--including a mouse! From: CRAZY MONSTER: Gulpers http://bit.ly/2jdlwQt

  • 01:51 Hammerheads Can Hear Injured Fish From a Mile Away

    Hammerheads Can Hear Injured Fish From a Mile Away

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    Hammerhead sharks are so attuned to low-frequency sounds, they can hear them from over a mile away. Not only can they tell the distance and direction of their prey, they can even estimate its size. From: HUNTING THE HAMMERHEAD http://bit.ly/2akgsHV

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  • 01:35 Incredible: This Underwater Spider Has an Actual Scuba Tank

    Incredible: This Underwater Spider Has an Actual Scuba Tank

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    The scuba spider is the only arachnid to live exclusively underwater, despite lacking gills. Its secret, like its name suggests, is a makeshift oxygen supply. From: CRAZY MONSTERS: Spiders http://bit.ly/2jfZ2Rv

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  • 02:07 Do You Know What the Hollywood Sign Originally Said?

    Do You Know What the Hollywood Sign Originally Said?

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    The famous Hollywood sign was built in 1923--but not to publicize the growing film industry. In fact, it was constructed to advertise a new residential development with a different name.

  • 02:55 What the Completed Great Pyramid Would've Looked Like

    What the Completed Great Pyramid Would've Looked Like

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    Today, the Great Pyramid is tinted by smog and pollution, but when it was first built, the sanded limestone used to make it would've shone magnificently. From: SECRETS: Great Pyramid http://bit.ly/1rmxP9B

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  • 02:25 Native Americans Saw Buffalo as More Than Just Food (4K)

    Native Americans Saw Buffalo as More Than Just Food (4K)

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    The relationship between some Native American tribes and the American buffalo was a sacred one. Not only did it provide the former with food, clothing, and weapons, it also played a central role in their spiritual life. From: THE LAST BUFFALO http://bit.l

  • 02:38 Why the U.S. Army Guarded the 23 Remaining American Buffalo

    Why the U.S. Army Guarded the 23 Remaining American Buffalo

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    In 1882, General Philip Sheridan's expedition to the protected buffalo haven in Yellowstone National Park revealed a gruesome reality: Poachers were continuing to slaughter the last remnants of America’s big-game icon. He then called in the U.S. Army to i

  • 01:22 Half of All North American Shorebirds Use This Rest Stop

    Half of All North American Shorebirds Use This Rest Stop

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    Cheyenne Bottoms is the nation's largest inland marsh, an area of over 60 square miles. It's also the favored resting spot of many species of migrating birds, from pelicans to 27 species of ducks. From: AERIAL AMERICA: The Great Plains http://bit.ly/1rYV6

  • 00:37 Popular Three Things You Probably Didn't Know About Polar Bears

    Three Things You Probably Didn't Know About Polar Bears

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    Polar bears are the largest land predators on Earth. Here are three incredible facts that prove their formidable hunting prowess.

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  • 03:32 Why Was King Tut's Tomb Prepared in Such a Rush?

    Why Was King Tut's Tomb Prepared in Such a Rush?

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    When archeologists discovered mold formations in King Tut's tomb, they worried the sweat and breath of tourists were the cause. A later study revealed something much more intriguing. From: SECRETS: Tut's Tomb http://bit.ly/1SBi29R

  • 02:32 Why Birds First Grew Feathers

    Why Birds First Grew Feathers

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    When birds first grew feathers 150 million years ago, their function was not necessarily to help with flight. From: DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S CONQUEST OF THE SKIES: Rivals http://bit.ly/1YjydHc

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  • 02:42 The Incredible Reptiles That Flew 200 Million Years Ago

    The Incredible Reptiles That Flew 200 Million Years Ago

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    A 200-million-year-old fossil reveals the amazing body structure of a reptilian creature known as the dimorphodon. Not only did it possess wings, it was one of the first large vertebrates to travel by air. From: DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S CONQUEST OF THE SKIES:

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  • 01:06 Popular What Is a Baby Porcupine Called?

    What Is a Baby Porcupine Called?

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    Baby porcupines are born with soft, fuzzy quills and rusty red fur. Perhaps even more adorable is what they're technically called. A caretaker at the Smithsonian's National Zoo fills us in. #ZooQs

  • 01:15 What Do Otters Eat?

    What Do Otters Eat?

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    For hungry Asian small-clawed otters at Smithsonian's National Zoo, variety is the spice of life. A caretaker explains what items are on a typical menu. #ZooQs

  • 02:26 Stunning Slo-Mo Footage of Hummingbirds Hovering in Air

    Stunning Slo-Mo Footage of Hummingbirds Hovering in Air

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    The hovering technique of a hummingbird is one of the most mesmerizing sights to witness. Take a look at what exactly takes place mid-flight and how they're able to move with such control. From: DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S CONQUEST OF THE SKIES: Triumph http://b

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  • 03:00 Old Faithful from the Air

    Old Faithful from the Air

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    It's not the highest or the largest geyser in Yellowstone National Park - but it is faithful. See the world's most famous geyser erupt. From: AMERICA'S YELLOWSTONE http://bit.ly/1dGy27n

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  • 04:21 The Pharaoh Who Found the Sphinx

    The Pharaoh Who Found the Sphinx

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    King Thutmose IV didn't build the Great Sphinx. He rediscovered it, hidden in the sand, and - according to legend - it made him king in return. From: SECRETS: The Sphinx http://bit.ly/1DnDNTa

  • 03:06 The Daring Plan to Steal Nazi Radar Technology

    The Daring Plan to Steal Nazi Radar Technology

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    In 1941, a British parachute regiment consisting of 120 men set off toward Bruneval on the northern coast of occupied France. Their mission: to steal German radar secrets. From: WWII'S MOST DARING RAIDS: Stealing Hitler's Radar http://bit.ly/2cfaQ40

  • 00:55 Parachuting in WWII Was a Terrifying Experience

    Parachuting in WWII Was a Terrifying Experience

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    In the early days of WWII, parachuting involved jumping through a narrow three-foot hole in the fuselage floor. Then soldiers had to pray their parachutes, linked to the aircraft by a strap, would open. From: WWII'S MOST DARING RAIDS: Stealing Hitler's Ra

  • 02:35 Time-Lapse Footage of a Giant Caterpillar Weaving Its Cocoon

    Time-Lapse Footage of a Giant Caterpillar Weaving Its Cocoon

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    For six weeks, luna moth caterpillars gorge themselves on the leaves of the marula tree. Then, when they're ready, they instinctively weave giant cocoons around themselves in preparation for their stunning metamorphosis. From: AFRICA'S WILD HAVENS: Marula

  • 02:53 The Burmese Monument That Appears to Defy Gravity

    The Burmese Monument That Appears to Defy Gravity

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    On the peak of Mount Kyaiktiyo is a mind-bending Buddhist monument: a 25-foot rock that balances precariously on the edge of a cliff. From: WONDERS OF BURMA: Shrines of Gold http://bit.ly/2c1FjRx

  • 00:49 Popular How Big Is a Komodo Dragon?

    How Big Is a Komodo Dragon?

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    Komodo dragons are considered the largest land reptiles on Earth. A caretaker at Smithsonian's National Zoo shows us just how enormous they can be. #ZooQs From: WILD INSIDE THE NATIONAL ZOO: How to Train Your Dragon http://bit.ly/2bOllIC

  • 04:06 Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols on Uhura's Radical Impact

    Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols on Uhura's Radical Impact

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    Star Trek’s decision to cast Nichelle Nichols, an African American woman, as major character on the show was an almost unheard-of move in 1968. But for black women all over the country, it redefined the notions of what was possible. From: BUILDING STAR TR

  • 04:16 The $10 Million Race to Invent Star Trek's Tricorder

    The $10 Million Race to Invent Star Trek's Tricorder

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    Fifty years after the show aired, Star Trek’s fictional tricorder is far from becoming a reality. But a $10 million prize from the XPRIZE Foundation is hoping to motivate inventors to create one quickly. From: BUILDING STAR TREK http://bit.ly/2bnQnJF

  • 01:56 Why Do Giraffes Have Patches?

    Why Do Giraffes Have Patches?

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    The dark patches on a giraffe's body hide an intricate network of blood vessels and glands. These allow blood to flow through them, releasing heat and cooling the body. From: AFRICA'S WILD HAVENS: Camelthorn Tree http://bit.ly/2ccWuxG

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  • 02:32 How Yellowstone Scientists Really Combat Invasive Species

    How Yellowstone Scientists Really Combat Invasive Species

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    Yellowstone cutthroat trout are on the brink of extinction as invasive lake trout continue to eat them. With the park's ecosystem at risk, it's up to scientists to figure out where these predators came from and how to contain them. From: MYSTERY IN YELLOW

  • 01:56 Bears Eat Dirt?

    Bears Eat Dirt?

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    After months of hibernation, Yellowstone's grizzly bears immediately eat volcanic soil to jumpstart their digestive systems. The soil contains potassium and magnesium, which kill off parasites that cause diarrhea. From: MYSTERY IN YELLOWSTONE http://bit.l

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  • 03:52 The Stealthy U-Boat Attack That Crippled Britain

    The Stealthy U-Boat Attack That Crippled Britain

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    Under the cover of night in October 1940, German U-99 submarines ambushed an Allied convoy en route to Britain with supplies. Beyond the tragic aftermath, this stealthy strategy had a lasting impact on nautical warfare. From: HELL BELOW: Wolf Pack http://

  • 02:27 Death Valley: One Of The Most Extreme Places On Earth

    Death Valley: One Of The Most Extreme Places On Earth

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    Southern California is home to some of the most extreme landscapes on the planet--none more so than Death Valley where, in 1913, the temperatures reached a world-record high of 134 degrees fahrenheit. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Southern California http://bit.l

  • 02:31 Ways To Avoid Losing Oxygen In A Submarine

    Ways To Avoid Losing Oxygen In A Submarine

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    In 1940, German U-boat commander Otto Kretschmer's submarine was under siege for hours and his crew grew tremendously stressed. In order to preserve oxygen, they had to find ways to stay calm. From: HELL BELOW: Wolf Pack http://bit.ly/29HPKoV

  • 02:22 The Gold Rush Was California's Shortcut To Statehood

    The Gold Rush Was California's Shortcut To Statehood

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    In 1848, pioneer John Sutter and a carpenter named James Marshall discovered gold in a local stream, prompting a major gold rush. Just a year later, California would become America's 31st state. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Northern California http://bit.ly/29Ug

  • 03:23 How Did A Grizzly Bear Get On California's Flag?

    How Did A Grizzly Bear Get On California's Flag?

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    As more and more settlers began to pour into California throughout the 1840s, the local Mexican authorities regarded them with suspicion. This would set off a chain of events culminating in the Bear Flag Revolt. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Northern California h

  • 01:41 Why There's A Pyramid In Wyoming Dedicated To Crooks

    Why There's A Pyramid In Wyoming Dedicated To Crooks

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    Two of the biggest pioneers in U.S. railroad history were brothers, Oakes and Oliver Ames. And while they were later found out to be criminals, a large granite pyramid would later be erected in southern Wyoming, in their honor. From: AERIAL AMERICA: The W

  • 02:03 How A Subtle Design Change Transformed Fighter Planes

    How A Subtle Design Change Transformed Fighter Planes

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    What made the P-51 Mustang such an effective aircraft was its light, all-aluminum fuselage and an innovative wing design that gave it a huge advantage in the air. From: AIR WARRIORS: P-51 Mustang http://bit.ly/29HNBd4

  • 03:25 How  Los Angeles Got Water

    How Los Angeles Got Water

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    In 1898, the mayor of Los Angeles, Fred Eaton, came up with an audacious plan to drive up the value of local real estate. He would secretly divert the water from an entire river valley in the north to the city. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Southern California ht

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  • 02:51 Why The Air Force's Lightest Fighter Is Its Most Effective

    Why The Air Force's Lightest Fighter Is Its Most Effective

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    The F-16 Fighting Falcon has a take-off weight of just 20,000 pounds, less than half the weight of the F-15. But as aerial opponents soon discover, lighter doesn't mean lesser. From: AIR WARRIORS: F-16 http://bit.ly/1PkvXL1

  • 02:13 The $102 Million Bomber That Almost Replaced The B-52

    The $102 Million Bomber That Almost Replaced The B-52

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    In 1974, after a long and distinguished service record, the B-52 faced a threat it had never encountered in combat: retirement at the hands of a newer, more advanced model. From: AIR WARRIORS: B-52 http://bit.ly/1sJtMvw

  • 01:27 How LBJ's Family Home Influenced His Landmark Legislation

    How LBJ's Family Home Influenced His Landmark Legislation

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    Many of president Lyndon B. Johnson's most important policies--from the Civil Rights Act to Medicare--were influenced by his modest upbringing in Central Texas. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Trailblazers http://bit.ly/1RZkUqk

  • 02:28 How 60 Million Bison Became 1,000 In A Century

    How 60 Million Bison Became 1,000 In A Century

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    In the late 1700s, more than 60 million bison roamed the Great Plains. Over the years, demand for fur and meat drove their numbers down until, by the end of the 19th century, there were just a 1,000 left. From: AERIAL AMERICA: The Great Plains http://bit.

  • 01:51 How America's Public Parks Were Born

    How America's Public Parks Were Born

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    Manhattan is home to one of America's best urban ideas: public parks. Learn how Central Park, the first of its kind, was given a completely visionary design that's since influenced cities around the country. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Man-Made Marvels http://b

  • 01:23 A Breathtaking 110-Mile Alaskan Railroad Built In Two Years

    A Breathtaking 110-Mile Alaskan Railroad Built In Two Years

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    Built during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898, the Yukon and White Pass Railway is a stunning sight. Given its speedy, two-year construction, this narrow gauge railroad, with its sky-high beams, is quite the marvel. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Man-Made Marvels ht

  • 02:49 This Is Martha, The World's Last-Known Passenger Pigeon

    This Is Martha, The World's Last-Known Passenger Pigeon

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    Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History houses one of largest bird collections in the world. One of their most prized birds, Martha, was the last passenger pigeon to ever fly. From: SERIOUSLY AMAZING OBJECTS: Trailblazers http://bit.ly/1XCulD1

  • 02:52 What Ultra High Speed Penguin Footage Reveals About Pliosaurs

    What Ultra High Speed Penguin Footage Reveals About Pliosaurs

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    How did the pliosaurus, a 45-foot-long underwater prehistoric predator, keep up with its prey? A biomechanics expert finds answers by observing an unlikely present-day equivalent: the penguin. From: WORLD'S BIGGEST BEASTS http://bit.ly/22COCJt

  • 03:20 The Civil War Prisoner Camp That Became A Place Of Horror

    The Civil War Prisoner Camp That Became A Place Of Horror

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    The Confederate Civil War prisoner camp in Andersonville, Georgia, was an utter nightmare for the many soldiers held within. It was dangerously overcrowded, rife with disease, and food and medical supplies were always in short supply. From: AERIAL AMERICA

  • 03:56 How The Largest Flying Bird Of All Time Stayed Airborne

    How The Largest Flying Bird Of All Time Stayed Airborne

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    With a 24-foot wingspan, how did the prehistoric Pelagornis sandersi, the largest known flying bird of all time, manage to fly so well? It relied on two key factors: a light frame and an ability to soar with the ocean currents. From: WORLD'S BIGGEST BEAST


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