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Farewell My Sun
The sun should be around for at least another f...
The sun should be around for at least another five billion years. But what if it were to suddenly disappear?
Thunder Bolts &...
If there is no smoke without fire, can there be...
If there is no smoke without fire, can there be lightning without thunder?
Tickle Me Mysel...
As well as being fun, the humble tickle has bee...
As well as being fun, the humble tickle has been used as a form of torture? but have you ever tried to tickle yourself?
Return to Sender
What makes a boomerang return to the person who...
What makes a boomerang return to the person who threw it?
Shock and Awe
Why does static electricity build on television...
Why does static electricity build on televisions, computer monitors and human hair?
What goes up must come down? so is it possible ...
What goes up must come down? so is it possible to be killed by a bullet shot straight up into the air?
The (dead) Elep...
When faced with five tons of a dead elephant, w...
When faced with five tons of a dead elephant, what are the options for disposing of the body?
Although you are more likely to be hit by light...
Although you are more likely to be hit by lightning than attacked by Jaws? is it possible to scare off a shark?
A Comet Tale
What would happe if the Earth were to pass thro...
What would happe if the Earth were to pass through the tail of a comet?
If human adults are so superior when compared t...
If human adults are so superior when compared to other animals, why are human babies so inferior?
Zulu wedding, t...
After eight years, three children, and 11 cows,...
After eight years, three children, and 11 cows, Robert and Thobile are finally to be married in traditional Zulu style.
programme Five Weddings and a Couple of Funerals
genre World Culture
US helicopter a...
In 2002 during Operation Anaconda a group of el...
In 2002 during Operation Anaconda a group of elite navy SEALs attempt to insert on a mountain peak in Afghanistan.
programme Situation Critical
Polar Bear Phot...
A group of polar bears approach a cameraman as ...
A group of polar bears approach a cameraman as he gets as close as he can to photograph the animals.
programme Amazing Moments
How safe is a w...
A wood-powered pick-up truck takes to the stree...
A wood-powered pick-up truck takes to the streets of London with modern-day activists, Trees for Cities.
programme Planet Mechanics Tree Powered Truck
Yuki, Gifted Su...
An exclusive look inside the Wanpaku Sumo champ...
An exclusive look inside the Wanpaku Sumo championships. This event attracts 55,000 teenage hopefuls.
programme Sumo Kids
genre World Culture