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This Footage of Jaguars in Panama Could Save Their Lives

3 дн. назад

Ricardo Moreno is on a mission to convince Panamanian farmers not to hunt jaguars, which they fear are preying on their livestock. To do that, he shares with ...

Meet The Crew That Assembles Bombs for Military Planes

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As the USS George H.W. Bush sails within the Arabian Gulf, the ordinance team assembles an array of bombs that will be used for strike missions against ISIS.

Why People Believed Hippos Were Related to Whales

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Hippos were once believed to be related to whales. They're both mammals, they both sleep underwater, and they both rise to breathe in their sleep, without ...

The Deadly Attempt to Assassinate Qin Shi Huang

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In 230 BC, the armies of the powerful Qin Shi Huang looked set to conquer all before them. But one neighboring kingdom, Yan, had other ideas and hatched a ...

This Sailor Got Sucked Inside a Fighter Jet Engine

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From getting sucked into a fighter jet engine to a misjudged landing by an approaching jet fighter, an active flight deck is a minefield of danger and accidents ...

The Intricate Skill That Goes Into Landing a Fighter Jet

3 нед. назад

Landing on an aircraft carrier's 300-feet runway seems like an impossible task. To slow down the landing plane, a series of arresting wires catch the jet's wheels ...

This Aircraft Carrier Cannon Fires 4,500 Rounds a Minute

3 нед. назад

The CIWS is the affectionate nickname given to a 20mm Vulcan Cannon on board the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier. It fires 4500 rounds a minute, can ...

Window Cleaning One of Chicago's Tallest Buildings

1 мес. назад

Chicago, home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, throws some pretty unusual challenges at its daring window cleaners. From heavy winds and ...

Terrifying Mammals That May Have Greeted Early Humans in America

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Arriving in the Chesapeake Bay, the early American inhabitants' first order of business would have been to craft weapons to defend themselves. They would ...

The Startling Alternative Theory of How Humans Arrived in America

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On an island off the east coast of Maryland, a stone spearpoint sticking out of a coastal cliff stuns archaeologists. It asks a big question: Could humans have ...

What Created These Strange Geoglyphs in South Africa?

2 мес. назад

In the Karoo region of South Africa, mysterious spiral shapes carved into the ground have attracted conspiracy theorists who liken them to the famous geoglyphs ...

How the Rajneesh Cult Overran This Oregon Town

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In the early 1980s, an Indian guru named Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh arrived in the town of Antelope, Oregon and set up a commune for his followers. It was the ...

By the Numbers: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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A gifted student, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and a civil rights activist. During his short, but remarkable life Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shaped the nation and the ...

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 ...

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 ...

This African Warrior Ceremony Was Highly Intimidating

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When France sent ambassador Jean-Marie Bayol to Dahomey to secure a deal for the kingdom's rich natural resources, he was greeted by an elite force of ...

This Is How MINI JCW Turbo Engines Are Built

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The John Cooper Works edition is the fastest machine MINI has ever built. With a 228 two-liter twin turbo motor, it can hit 0 to 60 in six seconds flat with a top ...

Richard Branson Speaks on Plan for Space Tourism

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Billionaire Richard Branson has set up Virgin Galactic as part of his dream to conquer the final frontier. But it's also a bet that could land him at the forefront of a ...

Inside Look at the Mars Simulation Project in Utah

3 мес. назад

Billionaire Elon Musk has donated money to the Mars Society in Utah. Its purpose is to help scientists prepare for the incredibly hostile conditions on the Red ...

This Female Gladiator Captive Had to Fight for Her Life

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In 2nd century AD, Celtic warrior Ardala is taken to Rome and tossed in a dark dungeon while her captors decide what to do with her. Little does she know that ...

Cameras Catch Adorable Glimpse of Mountain Lion Family

3 мес. назад

Native Montanan Casey Anderson has stumbled across a family of mountain lions living in a nearby cave. He sets up cameras to get a closer look at their lives.