National Geographic Videos - Season 200812

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  • American Nazi
    American Nazi
    Episode 1231
    12/31/08
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    The leader of a white supremacist group details his thoughts on a hate-crime shooting in a preschool.
  • Giraffe Capture
    Giraffe Capture
    Episode 1231
    12/31/08
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    In Otjiwa Game Ranch in Namibia, rangers have to be careful when it's time to move some 12-foot tall giraffes to new homes.
  • Sharks Attack Submarine
    12/31/08
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    Sensors in sharks' heads detect electrical impulses in their prey - and these sharks are mistaking this submarine for a snack.
  • Thorny Devil
    Thorny Devil
    Episode 1231
    12/31/08
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    This scary looking lizard gives the phrase "you little devil" a whole new meaning..
  • Destroying The Orange Bowl
    12/31/08
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    When the home of the Orange Bowl gets crushed, these are the machines that tear it to shreds.
  • Monarch Butterflies
    Monarch Butterflies
    Episode 1231
    12/31/08
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    The monarch butterfly's wintering grounds in Mexico are in peril. Are the monarchs in trouble, too?
  • Barbed Cat Penis
    Barbed Cat Penis
    Episode 1230
    12/30/08
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    For all species of the cat family, mating is painful. It's not the biting that hurts the female, it's the male's penis, which is barbed with 100 tiny hooks.
  • Behind The Photo: Alexandra Avakian, Iran
    12/29/08
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    Alexandra Avakian describes how a quiet moment can create a memorable composition.
  • Pups In The Womb
    Pups In The Womb
    Episode 1229
    12/29/08
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    When times are tough, a wolf fetus may make the ultimate sacrifice to ensure its siblings survive.
  • The Terra-cotta Warriors
    12/29/08
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    In a chance discovery, an entire army of terracotta warriors is found. The first emperor of China had them created and buried with him, to protect him in the afterlife.
  • Tigers Prey On People
    Tigers Prey On People
    Episode 1224
    12/24/08
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    Increasing human fatalities from tiger attacks lead villagers to try new tactics to outsmart the felines.
  • Locked Up In Venezuela Jail
    12/24/08
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    A chance encounter with a Russian drug lord becomes a ticket to hell when two young Englishmen fall for promises of money and beaches.
  • Beyond The Red Zone
    Beyond The Red Zone
    Episode 1224
    12/24/08
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    If this family ever wants to have guests visit in peace, they'll have to let their beloved dog spend some time with Cesar's pack.
  • Simpson-wentz Pup
    Simpson-wentz Pup
    Episode 1223
    12/23/08
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    Fallout Boy Pete Wentz and Ashley Simpson have to learn to control their dog's obsession before the new baby arrives.
  • Best '08! Bull Sharks
    Best '08! Bull Sharks
    Episode 1222
    12/22/08
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    A swimmer in the waves off a beach is attacked by a shark - it's a frightening scenario. But in India, this frightening scenario has a twist. The victims aren't in the ocean, they're waist-deep in a river.
  • Best '08! Anaconda Hunts
    12/22/08
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    When you're an anaconda you don't need venom to take down your prey - even if it's the world's largest rodent, a capybara, weighing somewhere in the neighborhood of one hundred pounds.
  • Best '08! Shark Vs. Octopus
    12/22/08
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    Think you know the outcome when its shark versus octopus? Think again!
  • Police Confirmed Ufo Sighting
    12/22/08
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    At first, police mocked the 911 call about the UFO sighting--but then they saw it too.
  • Best '08! Bullfrog Chow
    12/22/08
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    If it can fit in its mouth, a bullfrog will go after anything - even its own kind!
  • Best '08 Albatross Vs. Shark
    12/22/08
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    Young albatrosses learn that having a tiger shark as a motivator works surprisingly well when learning to fly.
  • Animal Winter Games: Food Snatch
    12/19/08
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    A young polar bear tries to outwit and out-compete an older bear for a meal.
  • Beavers Are Genius
    Beavers Are Genius
    Episode 1219
    12/19/08
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    In the Rocky Mountains, beavers build ponds, passageways and warm winter homes.
  • King Solomon's Tablet
    King Solomon's Tablet
    Episode 1219
    12/19/08
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    Archaeologists use advanced technology to determine the age of a stone said to hold the truth about King Solomon's temple.
  • Twin Identities
    Twin Identities
    Episode 1219
    12/19/08
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    Scientific and imaging technologies offer new insights into the lives of twins - before they're born.
  • Animal Winter Games: Snowy Egret Tug Of War
    In a cruel Darwinian struggle, baby egrets see who will stay in the nest, and who will be sacrificed to the alligator waiting below.
  • From Sheep To Rug
    From Sheep To Rug
    Episode 1217
    12/17/08
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    Dyeing wool keeps us from looking like we're just dressing up like sheep.
  • Animal Winter Games: Tusk Wrestling
    12/16/08
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    Heavyweight walruses fight to be the last tusker on the ice.
  • Child Kung Fu Boot Camp
    12/16/08
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    For kung fu novices at the Shaolin Temple, the dream of worldwide acclaim drives them to dedicate their lives to the art.
  • Animal Winter Games: Race To The Ice
    12/15/08
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    Emperor penguins try to make it past a lurking leopard seal on their way home to their chicks.
  • The Real Cleopatra
    The Real Cleopatra
    Episode 1215
    12/15/08
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    Religious rituals carried Cleopatra's message, "I am a deity, Caesar is a deity, and our child is the product of a divine union."
  • Behind The Photo: Paul Nicklen
    12/15/08
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    Paul Nicklen talks about falling under the spell of Antarctica's top predator.
  • Behind The Photo: Lynn Johnson
    12/15/08
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    Lynn Johnson talks about the strength and courage of photographic subjects.
  • Twins In The Womb
    Twins In The Womb
    Episode 1211
    12/11/08
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    An unprecedented look at the development of twins in utero.
  • Wild Detectives: Narwhal Tooth
    12/11/08
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    Learn the truth behind a mystical creature that lives under the Arctic ice.
  • Kids Behind Bars
    Kids Behind Bars
    Episode 1210
    12/10/08
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    This young convict was sent to an adult facility, leaving him alone in a sea of predators and violent offenders.
  • Wild Detectives: Killer Whale Ears
    12/10/08
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    Find out what's causing killer whales to jump out of the water.
  • Street Whale Explosion
    Street Whale Explosion
    Episode 1210
    12/10/08
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    Researchers run an experiment to estimate the force of the explosion that ripped through this giant whale.
  • Wild Detectives: Gila Monster
    12/10/08
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    A reptile expert tangles with the infamous gila monster.
  • Showing Off The Guns
    Showing Off The Guns
    Episode 1208
    12/8/08
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    There are lots and lots of guns in the United States. This is one place to get them.
  • Wild Detectives: Bats By Night
    12/8/08
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    Go under the cover of darkness to discover what's up with bats.
  • Speed Riding
    Speed Riding
    Episode 1208
    12/8/08
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    A bird? A plane? No! It's National Geographic Adventure Magazine "Adrenaline Adventurer of the Year" Francois Bon. He's jumping off mountaintops with skis and a parachute, in a new extreme sport that's catching on across the globe.
  • Fishing Spider Eats Frogs
    12/5/08
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    The fishing spider need neither rod nor reel to lure in tadpoles, fish or frogs. No catch and release program here!
  • Cesar Goes To Vegas
    Cesar Goes To Vegas
    Episode 1205
    12/5/08
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    Cesar is sharing his talents in the entertainment capital of the world -- so what's in the cards for him this time?
  • Men Fighting
    Men Fighting
    Episode 1205
    12/5/08
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    In Bolivia, a unique festival features men fighting until blood is shed. It pits village against village to see who will have the best harvest.
  • Exorcising The Devil
    Exorcising The Devil
    Episode 1204
    12/4/08
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    One of the most mysterious texts ever written gives detailed instructions for confronting the devil.
  • Red-tailed Hawk Vs. Rattler
    12/3/08
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    In the scorching desert sky, a hawk spies prey - a venomous rattler! Who wins out in this battle of the predators?
  • Inside The Luxury Ship
    Inside The Luxury Ship
    Episode 1203
    12/3/08
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    Welcome to the World's Most Luxurious Fixes -- or are they?
  • Gorilla Vs. Gorilla
    Gorilla Vs. Gorilla
    Episode 1202
    12/2/08
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    Two huge male gorillas square off in the wild in a test of dominance.
  • Edge Of The Universe
    Edge Of The Universe
    Episode 1202
    12/2/08
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    For director Yavar Abbas, working with the animations for this unprecedented program was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  • World's Toughest Fixes - Cruise Ship Engine
    Sean Riley races the clock to help add a more than 200-ton engine to a luxury cruise liner.
  • Jackal Vs. Ostrich Eggs Vs. Vulture
    12/2/08
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    A three pound ostrich egg is a tough meal to crack - unless you're a tool-using vulture with just the right technique.