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English naturalist Chris Packham explores some of the strangest natural events to be caught on camera in this docuseries. Assisted by scientists and experiments, Packham explores the secrets behind bizarre science, crazy weather and medical marvels. Using footage taken by eyewitnesses and news crews, the host attempts to decipher the truth behind each scene. Some of the incidents under scrutiny are unusual animal friendships, towns under the siege of thousands of flying insects and extraordinary mating calls that have kept people awake at night.

Latest episodes

aired 55 days ago
Find out about the advance of a crab army in Norwegian waters, why spiders are glowing in the dark and meet the chimps with rock dolls in caves under France.
aired 55 days ago
Hundreds of reindeer are mysteriously dying in Norway; a boiling river in Peru; red rain appears in Spain.
aired 55 days ago
Featuring a deep sea blob spotted in the Gulf of Mexico that mystified oil rig workers and the washed up remains of a gargantuan creature that baffled scientists for decades.
aired 55 days ago
Revealing a prehistoric fish that almost destroyed an entire fishing industry, and a foray into freak weather reveals why a monster wave shocked swimmers in Sydney.
aired 55 days ago
Discover the science behind the puzzle of strange balls of worms on a road, and how an Australian town became plagued by giant bats.
aired 55 days ago
Find out why a much-loved dolphin has started breaking people's bones, and why a caterpillar wears a hat made out of its own spare heads.
aired 62 days ago
A flame-filled firenado; a bizarre-looking living rock; oversized rats save lives.
aired 62 days ago
A glacier that bleeds red; an electrician is tattooed by a lightning bolt; a man has a tooth for an eye.
aired 62 days ago
Deadly poisonous frogs can save lives; seeing faces in everything; a woman's pants spontaneously burst into flames.
aired 62 days ago
A whirlwind wedding ceremony; exploding rocks; a woman's twin inside her brain.
aired 62 days ago
A man gets drunk without drinking alcohol; molecular music.
aired 62 days ago
A suspiciously fishy oil slick; an angry lemming.
aired 62 days ago
A bird-killing solar death ray; a monkey learns first aid.
aired 83 days ago
The cause of mysterious holes in the Russian tundra; an underwater lake; the creator of a canon built especially for salmon.
aired 92 days ago
A case of a mystery stinger occurs in Australia; a scientist is poisoned during a jungle expedition; goats are flying in Utah.
aired 92 days ago
A discussion on goblin's gold; Spain is under attack from space balls; prehistoric lions could be brought back from the dead.

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Chris Packham takes viewers on a journey of some of the weirdest natural events on the planet.
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David Attenborough investigates the evolution of nature's flight in this documentary series. Using 3D macroscopic and high-speed filming techniques, the show captures flying mammals, reptiles and insects, as well as birds from all over the world. Attenborough travels from Scotland to Borneo to find the extraordinary species gracing the skies. Created by the award-winning team behind "Natural History Museum Alive" and "Flying Monsters," this series utilizes the latest technology to delve deeper into the animal kingdom to present the natural world's engineering and aeronautics in action.
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Naturalist Backshall heads to water to fulfill his wish of studying four huge animals to find out more about their behavior and communication techniques. Scientists and extreme divers study the fascinating but deadly animals, then locate the creatures to allow Steve to do the unthinkable: Swim with the monsters. Among animals that Backshall tries to accompany are the hippopotamus, the anaconda, the illusive giant Humboldt squid, and one of the world's most-feared sea creatures, the white shark.
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Insects play a vital role in the ecosystem of the world. Thousands of fascinating species lurk beneath the surface of Europe and most are undiscovered and waiting to be found. A team of researchers enters the giant jungle of creatures to discover just what is beneath the soil. The little kingdom is an idyllic slice of strange beauty full of a variety of different insects --iridescent jeweled beetles, many types of bees, and other otherworldly types. Despite their tiny sizes these inhabitants play a large role in the ecosystem of the world.
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If it's weird, true and freaky and it involves animals, you'll see it on this series, a frenzied documentation of amazing caught-on-tape moments and stories in a world where only the fittest survive. Whether attacking from above, or emerging from the depths, nature's most terrifying confrontations gone awry prove that in the animal kingdom, anything is possible.
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David Attenborough journeys across the polar regions of our planet.
Produced by the team that created BBC's "Planet Earth" series, "The Hunt" explores the relationship between predators and their prey. Sir David Attenborough narrates this documentary while the cameras follow the animals in their natural habitats. With a specific focus on strategy, the hunters are examined in detail -- from their use of the environment to their sharp instincts and physical prowess. On the other side of the fence are the hunted, which use their senses and defense tactics to flee when they feel threatened. Each episode centers on a different habitat, and the last one focuses on the state of the planet.