National Geographic Videos - Season 200912

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  • Giant Japanese Salamanders
    12/30/09
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    Giant salamanders, some growing up to 5-feet in length, face a barrier of dams in Japan, built to control flooding. Now it's hoped a new system will help these giant amphibians get upstream past the dams to lay their eggs.
  • The First Bionic Eye
    The First Bionic Eye
    Episode 1230
    12/30/09
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    WARNING: This video contains graphic footage of eye surgery. Viewer discretion is advised. In 1949, Jo Ann Lewis began losing her sight to retinis pigmentosa, a degenerative disease that destroys light-detecting cells in the eye. Today, microelectronic implants have allowed her to recapture a vestige of vision.
  • Rare Footage of Extremely Endangered Gorillas
    See what could be the first professional footage of elusive Cross River gorillas, the most endangered subspecies of gorilla, filmed recently in Cameroon.
  • Human Smugglers
    Human Smugglers
    Episode 1229
    12/29/09
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    A group of illegal immigrants is abandoned in the desert by suspected human smugglers.
  • Desert Night Patrol
    Desert Night Patrol
    Episode 1228
    12/28/09
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    Border patrol agents pursue a group of illegal immigrants moving through the desert at night.
  • Behind the Scenes at National Geographic
    12/28/09
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    A glimpse at the early years in the National Geographic Image Collection.
  • Mega-Crane in the Balance
    12/18/09
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    To build Jackson Hole's new sky tram, a crane must carry a multi-ton load while balanced on the edge of a precipice.
  • Anaconda Stalks World's Largest Rodent
    12/18/09
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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!
  • An Unwanted Mummy
    An Unwanted Mummy
    Episode 1218
    12/18/09
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    Hazel Farris' mummified remains - bought for $25 and handed down through three generations - give her latest owner the willies.
  • Deepest Ocean Eruption Recorded
    12/18/09
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    Scientists witnessed and recorded what's believed to be the deepest erupting ocean volcano ever seen as it was happening. The explosions were recorded in May near Samoa.
  • Arachnophobia
    Arachnophobia
    Episode 1218
    12/18/09
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    Alfred doesn't look like he scares easily, but his fear of spiders is out of control. Now it's time to face his worst nightmare.
  • Cocaine Subs
    Cocaine Subs
    Episode 1218
    12/18/09
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    DEA investigators inspect a semi-submersible designed to transport hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cocaine undetected.
  • Floating Car Test
    Floating Car Test
    Episode 1218
    12/18/09
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    After an expensive restoration, it's time to put the Amphicar to the test - drive it right into the water!
  • Mailman-Hating Dog
    Mailman-Hating Dog
    Episode 1218
    12/18/09
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    This pup has a bite history with mailmen on red motorbikes. Can Cesar change this dog's relationship with the 'posties'?
  • A Fish With a See-Through Head and Rotating Eyes
    For the first time, a large Pacific barreleye fish - complete with transparent head - has been caught on film by scientists using remotely operated vehicles at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. The deep-sea fish's tubular eyes pivot under a clear dome.
  • Vampire Bats Biting People
    12/18/09
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    Vampire bats in Peru are increasingly biting people, and a National Geographic researcher is trying to find ways to stem the resulting spread of deadly rabies.
  • Vick Dog Rehab
    Vick Dog Rehab
    Episode 1218
    12/18/09
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    After spending most of his life in a cage, former fight dog, Handsome Dan, gets his first taste of wide open spaces.
  • Plotting a Prison Break
    12/18/09
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    When a group of inmates creates a sophisticated plan to bust out of Sterling Correctional, a Special Ops team takes action.
  • Bird Feathers Sing
    Bird Feathers Sing
    Episode 1218
    12/18/09
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    Male club-winged manakins vibrate their wings to create violin-like sounds to impress females, a new study says. Video Courtesy Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
  • Presidents Day Discovery
    12/18/09
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    Archaeologists digging at the site of George Washington's early home have discovered clues about the boyhood of the first U.S. President.
  • Two Headed Snake Attack
    12/17/09
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    Things aren't always what they seem, especially when it comes to snakes like these!
  • Adorable Tree Kangaroos Fitted With Tiny Video Cameras
    The hard to reach "plush toys" on Papua New Guineau have been outfitted with "Crittercams" for the first time. The breathtaking treetop footage is already solving tree kangaroo mysteries, researchers say.
  • Underground Dogfighting
    12/17/09
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    The lure of fast money keeps illegal dogfighting rings in business.
  • Bullfrog Hunts...Anything!
    12/16/09
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    If it can fit in its mouth, a bullfrog will go after anything, even its own kind!
  • Dalmatian on the Dunes
    Dalmatian on the Dunes
    Episode 1216
    12/16/09
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    Paul has a hard time keeping his Dalmatian from jumping all over him when he and his workout buddies run the sand dunes.
  • Mysteries of the Bible - Mysteries of Mary Magdalene
    Mysteries of Mary Magdalene
  • Carrier Crab
    Carrier Crab
    Episode 1215
    12/15/09
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    A carrier crab uses a sea urchin's spines for a shield from predators.
  • Pit Crew Boot Camp
    Pit Crew Boot Camp
    Episode 1215
    12/15/09
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    Slow motion video reveals how this pit crew moves quickly and efficiently to get the job done.
  • Massoud the Martyr
    Massoud the Martyr
    Episode 1214
    12/14/09
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    National Geographic Photographer, Reza, revisits the site and the memory of Masood's assassination.
  • Octopus Kills Shark
    Octopus Kills Shark
    Episode 1214
    12/14/09
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    Think you know the outcome when it's shark versus octopus? Think again!
  • Saving the Mountain Gorillas
    12/11/09
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    The first to study mountain gorillas, Schaller habituated them to humans, allowing us to see their truly amiable nature.
  • Elephant Guts
    Elephant Guts
    Episode 1210
    12/10/09
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    Dissection of the elephant reveals the massive digestive system that sustains such a large animal.
  • Stone Age Zodiac
    Stone Age Zodiac
    Episode 1209
    12/9/09
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    A gallery of ancient cave paintings may depict the zodiac in the sky.
  • Risky Parasitic Twin Surgery
    12/8/09
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    After a surgical procedure to remove her parasitic twin, three-year-old Lakshmi's recovery appears to be going remarkably well.
  • The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
    12/7/09
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    The Christian Church banned Mary's gospels, which provided an alternate view of the teachings of Jesus.
  • Who Was Jesus?
    Who Was Jesus?
    Episode 1204
    12/4/09
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    For more than a decade before preaching at the age of 30, Jesus worked as a typical day laborer.
  • Inside a Hurricane
    Inside a Hurricane
    Episode 1204
    12/4/09
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    Go inside a hurricane to see what creates the deadly and devastating storm surge.
  • Killer Fog
    Killer Fog
    Episode 1203
    12/3/09
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    A mysterious fog rises from Lake Nyos in Cameroon and unleashes death upon nearly 2,000 people in nearby villages.
  • Brush With Death on the Mountain
    12/3/09
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    Three skiers trigger their own avalanche.
  • Abstaining Boobies Get "Sexier"
    12/2/09
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    Male blue-footed boobies that take a yearlong sex sabbatical get a brighter shade of blue in their feet the following year, which makes them more attractive to females, a new study says.
  • Volcanic Death
    Volcanic Death
    Episode 1202
    12/2/09
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    Human remains from 79 AD provide scientists with critical clues about the 'blood boiling' power of Vesuvius' pyroclastic flow.
  • News Crew Hit by Tornado
    12/2/09
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    A news crew takes cover from a tornado under a highway overpass, and their cameras catch it on tape.
  • Mexican Asylum Seeker
    Mexican Asylum Seeker
    Episode 1201
    12/1/09
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    When journalist, Emilio Gutierrez, publishes a story about the Mexican military, he starts receiving death threats.
  • Rematch in Fallujah
    Rematch in Fallujah
    Episode 1201
    12/1/09
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    While hunting down insurgents in Fallujah, Sergeant Bellavia sees his enemy as another human being.