Why some people can curl their tongue
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Why some people can curl their tongue

Clip from Operation Ouch!

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Sisters Manpreet and Gurpreet stick their tongues out at Dr Chris when asking why some people can curl their tongues and others can't. Dr Chris provides the best answer ...

Sisters Manpreet and Gurpreet stick their tongues out at Dr Chris when asking why some people can curl their tongues and others can't. Dr Chris provides the best answer medical science can offer.

Why some people have hyper-mobile joints
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Why some people have hyper-mobile joints

Clip from Operation Ouch!

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Visiting the OuchMobile are brothers 10yearold William and eightyearold Callum. both large tote that they have ' bendy fingers, and can stick out shoulder blades out'! the ...

Visiting the OuchMobile are brothers 10yearold William and eightyearold Callum. both large tote that they have ' bendy fingers, and can stick out shoulder blades out'! the truth is shown to Xand and viewers. the good doctor goes on to explain the properties of hypermobility and extremely stretchy collagen!

Why some people have two differently coloured eyes
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Why some people have two differently coloured eyes

Clip from Operation Ouch!

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Xand is in the OuchMobile talking to 11yearold Martha, who claims 'I've got a bluey greeny eye with a smudge of brown in it'! Xand explains that when a human being is first ...

Xand is in the OuchMobile talking to 11yearold Martha, who claims 'I've got a bluey greeny eye with a smudge of brown in it'! Xand explains that when a human being is first being formed in this case Martha they are one cell to begin with, which then splits into two, into four, etc. At some point, one of the cells decides Martha will have bluegreen eyes but another cell decides they'll be brown eyes. These two cells got stuck together ... and split the difference! That's how Martha got the uniq

Why some people need their tonsils removed
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Why some people need their tonsils removed

Clip from Operation Ouch!

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Dr Anand Kasbekar is an ears, nose and throat specialist, who is going to remove the tonsils of two young patients, Bailey and Amber. The doctor tells us that tonsils are ...

Dr Anand Kasbekar is an ears, nose and throat specialist, who is going to remove the tonsils of two young patients, Bailey and Amber. The doctor tells us that tonsils are there to fight off viruses and infections, but can succumb to same when they are overwhelmed. We can actually do without them, as our bodies have enough other infection fighters in other places. Two different surgeons operate on these little patients, and each specialist has their own effective technique. It's also fascinating

Why temperature is so important in bread making
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Why temperature is so important in bread making

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Temperature is one of the most important factors to create bread. Flour and water are important also, but temperature determines its outcome

Temperature is one of the most important factors to create bread. Flour and water are important also, but temperature determines its outcome

Why testicles drop down at puberty
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Why testicles drop down at puberty

Clip from Operation Ouch!

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One of the doctors assures the boys that the lowering of the testicles is completely normal. In fact it's a way to keep the newly manufactured sperm at a cooler temperature ...

One of the doctors assures the boys that the lowering of the testicles is completely normal. In fact it's a way to keep the newly manufactured sperm at a cooler temperature by dangling further outside the body.

Why the brain is an amazing computer
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Why the brain is an amazing computer

Clip from Operation Ouch!

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Chris takes us to the Brain Cut Room at University College, London, and describes some details of our brains. Neurologist Dr Helen Ling explains the distinct functions in each ...

Chris takes us to the Brain Cut Room at University College, London, and describes some details of our brains. Neurologist Dr Helen Ling explains the distinct functions in each nook and cranny.

Why the Galapagos inspired the theory of natural selection
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Why the Galapagos inspired the theory of natural selection

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos

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There are many reasons why the Galapagos Islands were so influential to Charles Darwin. The sheer isolation of the islands, their unique geography, water currents and broad ...

There are many reasons why the Galapagos Islands were so influential to Charles Darwin. The sheer isolation of the islands, their unique geography, water currents and broad variety of environments all proved to be instrumental in supporting the theory of natural selection.

Why the Grinch is such a grouch
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Why the Grinch is such a grouch

Clip from Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

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We find out why the Grinch hates Christmas so much, how he was treated like an outsider at school because of his appearance and how teasing turned him away from the people of ...

We find out why the Grinch hates Christmas so much, how he was treated like an outsider at school because of his appearance and how teasing turned him away from the people of Whoville.

Why the lovable basset hound is an amazing hunter
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Why the lovable basset hound is an amazing hunter

Clip from Totally Wild

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Emma feels so lucky today to be surrounded by basset hound puppies as she talks to breeder Chris Lawrence, to find out why they're designed like they are! We all of course ...

Emma feels so lucky today to be surrounded by basset hound puppies as she talks to breeder Chris Lawrence, to find out why they're designed like they are! We all of course take note of those impossibly long ears (longest in the dog world), not to mention all those endearing wrinkles. This unique and cuddly features make the basset hound an incredible tracking and hunting machine watch to find out why!

Why the modified rugby program makes kids smile
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Why the modified rugby program makes kids smile

Clip from Totally Wild

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Alex learns about the modified rugby program (MRP), which gives youngsters the chance to enjoy the fun and spirit of team sports. This is achieved by modifying the rules! Head ...

Alex learns about the modified rugby program (MRP), which gives youngsters the chance to enjoy the fun and spirit of team sports. This is achieved by modifying the rules! Head referee and coach Chyna Howlett explains the program is designed for children with learning disabilities, to be inclusive for them and their families. Using mentors, oneonone, it's also a great way to get older kids involved and we see the East Tigers rugby club doing just that. So the younger kids play a tag version of t

Why the world needs hackers
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Why the world needs hackers

Clip from Behind the News

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Behind The News finds out why businesses and governments are keen to recruit hackers, and what skills people need to help fight cybercrime.

Behind The News finds out why businesses and governments are keen to recruit hackers, and what skills people need to help fight cybercrime.

Why tourists line up to sniff the corpse flower
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Why tourists line up to sniff the corpse flower

Clip from Totally Wild

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Horticulturist Matt Coulter informs Emma of some of the finer points of a very foul flower! Called 'The Corpse flower', because of it reeks of rotting flesh, it's inner purple ...

Horticulturist Matt Coulter informs Emma of some of the finer points of a very foul flower! Called 'The Corpse flower', because of it reeks of rotting flesh, it's inner purple colour reflects it's name as well. It's the colour of nature's rot, so entices insects to lay eggs in it and at the same time pollinate this putrid plant. A rare experience for tourists who line up to get a snap and a sniff, this awesome beauty is found mainly in an Indonesian rainforest.

Why trees are so important
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Why trees are so important

Clip from Totally Wild

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Kellyn tells us why we should be hugging trees! They're air conditioning for our planet, while giving off tonnes of oxygen for us to breathe in. Further, we get culinary gifts ...

Kellyn tells us why we should be hugging trees! They're air conditioning for our planet, while giving off tonnes of oxygen for us to breathe in. Further, we get culinary gifts like maple syrup from sap, cinnamon from bark, bay leaves for our stew and lots of fruits and nuts!

Why was the Great Wall of China built?
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Why was the Great Wall of China built?

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This fascinating animation explains the reason China's first emperor built the Great Wall - and also why he was buried with an immense terracotta army.

This fascinating animation explains the reason China's first emperor built the Great Wall - and also why he was buried with an immense terracotta army.

Why was there a referendum in 1967?
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Why was there a referendum in 1967?

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Many people think the 1967 referendum was about giving Aboriginal people the vote, this clip explains why that is a common misconception. What changes to the constitution ...

Many people think the 1967 referendum was about giving Aboriginal people the vote, this clip explains why that is a common misconception. What changes to the constitution were being proposed in the 1967 referendum? Why did the British feel it was not important to include the Aboriginal people in the constitution? What latin term did the British settlers use to describe the land of Australia? What is a census?

Why we get goose bumps when we're cold
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Why we get goose bumps when we're cold

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Xand enters a cryogenic chamber which is colder than the coldest place on Earth Antarctica! We meet Renate Zejer, who will be monitoring our man to keep him safe. There are ...

Xand enters a cryogenic chamber which is colder than the coldest place on Earth Antarctica! We meet Renate Zejer, who will be monitoring our man to keep him safe. There are actually two chambers, the first one to prepare Xand for the second chamber which is twice as cold. It's the polar opposite of going from the frying pan into the fire! For three minutes, our daring doctor endures the kind of freezing temperature that makes him shiver uncontrollably. The kind of deep freeze that makes it har

Why we get pins and needles
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Why we get pins and needles

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Dr Chris explains to Lucy why we sometimes get pins and needles after lying in a weird position. We're told that cutting off the blood supply to your tingling arm or leg has ...

Dr Chris explains to Lucy why we sometimes get pins and needles after lying in a weird position. We're told that cutting off the blood supply to your tingling arm or leg has everything to do with it not to mention the weird signals being sent to your brain by the affected nerve.