The world's most amazing neck muscles
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The world's most amazing neck muscles

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Meet John Evans, world record holding head balancer! Having balanced a stove and fridge at once on that head shows us how important it is to have a strong and developed neck. ...

Meet John Evans, world record holding head balancer! Having balanced a stove and fridge at once on that head shows us how important it is to have a strong and developed neck. we learn that with five muscles, it's the largest one in back the trapezius which plays the biggest role. John claims his neck is made of cement and certainly at 54cm, it's twice as thick as the average. Other heady achievements of balance have included two girls on bicycles, a compact car, and the demonstration he does h

How the brain sees and interprets colours and light
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How the brain sees and interprets colours and light

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Create a spinning disc with several colours to explain how the brain interprets light.

Create a spinning disc with several colours to explain how the brain interprets light.

Flying in a blimp
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Flying in a blimp

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Kellyn rides in the gondola of a blimp beside chief pilot Mark Finney. He explains to us how a blimp stays airborne. Simply stated it floats! That's aided by two engines ...

Kellyn rides in the gondola of a blimp beside chief pilot Mark Finney. He explains to us how a blimp stays airborne. Simply stated it floats! That's aided by two engines which propel it forward, keeping it aloft. The simple steering system is fascinating, and the view breathtaking!

Fool your friends into thinking they're falling through the floor
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Fool your friends into thinking they're falling through the floor

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This is a neat trick that is going to give you a very weird sensation. Have your friend lie out straight and comfortably on the floor. Direct them to close their eyes while ...

This is a neat trick that is going to give you a very weird sensation. Have your friend lie out straight and comfortably on the floor. Direct them to close their eyes while you lift their feet about 60mm in the air. Now lower them very, very slowly. Stop at a certain point and have them guess how far from the floor their feet are. It's guaranteed that well before you lower their feet to touch the floor, your friend will think their legs have gone underneath it! You've relaxed the nerves in their

The impressive little bonzai tree
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The impressive little bonzai tree

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The Bonsai tree is an example of miniaturising Mother Nature to perfection! The cultivation of this iconic little beauty goes back thousands of years, and many styles have ...

The Bonsai tree is an example of miniaturising Mother Nature to perfection! The cultivation of this iconic little beauty goes back thousands of years, and many styles have evolved since then. Some students might enjoy this rewarding hobby as an alternative to their daily intake of fastfood video games.;)

What crocodiles feed on
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What crocodiles feed on

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Today Alex talks with Park Ranger Grant Fraser about one of Australia's deadliest predators the crocodile. We witness 'Mojo' using typical crocodile posture known as minimal ...

Today Alex talks with Park Ranger Grant Fraser about one of Australia's deadliest predators the crocodile. We witness 'Mojo' using typical crocodile posture known as minimal exposure to wait and ambush his prey.only the ears eyes and nose must be exposed so they can sense their nearing visitor with no problem.importantly noted is the role crocs play in maintaining prime genetic evolution. It's usually the sick and week animals that get taken, so the various prey species can evolve as healthy

How the performing arts instil pride
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How the performing arts instil pride

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Alex takes us on a tour of a performing arts academy housing many talented students in the traditions of drama, dance and music. First joining the physical theatre group, he ...

Alex takes us on a tour of a performing arts academy housing many talented students in the traditions of drama, dance and music. First joining the physical theatre group, he chooses an animal to bring out movements that enable him to find himself and his spirit. Then it's down the hall for a jam session including many talented students and even national award winners. We hear from instructors along the way who tell us the philosophy of this joyful community, and note the instilment of pride in e

The care of elderly dogs and cats
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The care of elderly dogs and cats

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Leela asks veterinarian Philippa Cox, 'how do we stop getting old' Applying the answer to dogs, our vet answers that it's dependent on what breed and how large. A Great Dane ...

Leela asks veterinarian Philippa Cox, 'how do we stop getting old' Applying the answer to dogs, our vet answers that it's dependent on what breed and how large. A Great Dane for instance, has a lower life expectancy, so will grow older sooner. Smaller breeds right down to the Chihuahua live longer, so age slower. We hear about arthritis issues and the need for moderate exercise and weight control. This applies to our feline pets too, who Philippa notes, take care of themselves better than dogs

A fossil fruit you can eat!
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A fossil fruit you can eat!

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Kellyn takes us way back to the Cenozoic era in a chat with Dr Andrew, who whips out some fascinating fossil fruits to show us! Before their Extinction 65 million years ago, ...

Kellyn takes us way back to the Cenozoic era in a chat with Dr Andrew, who whips out some fascinating fossil fruits to show us! Before their Extinction 65 million years ago, the dinosaurs were a hard act to follow, as Kellyn points out. Nonetheless, Dr Andrew draws us in with these excellently preserved fossil seeds that look like you could pick them right out of the rock. He then shows us the modern, nearidentical seed of the Burkedin plum, sharing a little feast of jam and scones with Kell. Wh

Training to become a champion water skier
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Training to become a champion water skier

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Duane meets Taylor, who's a member of the Australian National under17 Water Skiing team. She's been on water skis since she was two years old, and comes by it naturally as her ...

Duane meets Taylor, who's a member of the Australian National under17 Water Skiing team. She's been on water skis since she was two years old, and comes by it naturally as her father was 5 time Australian disabled water skiing champ. Duane also chats with Joel Wing, Taylor's coach and an amazing trick skier himself. Watch this to see some terrific, entertaining skiing!

How shunning plastic saves turtles
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How shunning plastic saves turtles

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Stacey talks to volunteer coordinator Jodi Jones about helping conserve turtles and other marine life. She oversees volunteer environmental heroes who clean up the shorelines ...

Stacey talks to volunteer coordinator Jodi Jones about helping conserve turtles and other marine life. She oversees volunteer environmental heroes who clean up the shorelines of plastic rubbish which doesn't have any place in nature. Next, Stacey talks with Bob McCosker, owner of the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. They're preparing Jo the turtle to be returned to 'the big blue'. This, after bringing her weight up twice what it was when she entered the Centre. Stacey helps release this beautiful

How snorkelling is ultimately relaxing
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How snorkelling is ultimately relaxing

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Today we jump in with Alex to mingle with amazing marine species! Advised by Dive Master Ade Lynch, we imagine we're right in there getting bumped by gropers, giant rays and ...

Today we jump in with Alex to mingle with amazing marine species! Advised by Dive Master Ade Lynch, we imagine we're right in there getting bumped by gropers, giant rays and even sharks! Mind your manners while snorkelling, don't dive and keep your hands to yourself. This will be harmonious with all the languid movement of marine life around you, with the end result rewardingly relaxing.

Learning from a top netball player
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Learning from a top netball player

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Kellyn makes fast friends with Gretel Tippett, star netball player for the Queensland Fireballs and the Australian Diamonds. We hear how she started in the sport and the ...

Kellyn makes fast friends with Gretel Tippett, star netball player for the Queensland Fireballs and the Australian Diamonds. We hear how she started in the sport and the special feeling of being invited to be an Australian Diamond! Kellyn, a keen netball player herself, tries out a special unorthodox move Gretel teaches her. Gretel's big tip for success and she explains it to us be comfortable being uncomfortable on the court!

How one cave is vital to a bat species' survival
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How one cave is vital to a bat species' survival

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Stacey talks with Ranger Marnie Augusteyn, who imparts secrets of the caves! There are just a couple of select caves in Australia to keep two species going the ancient ghost ...

Stacey talks with Ranger Marnie Augusteyn, who imparts secrets of the caves! There are just a couple of select caves in Australia to keep two species going the ancient ghost bat, and little bentwing bat. Chatting also with Senior Project Officer Cassandra Bouna, Stacey helps plant seedlings to promote the kind of insect habitat these bats need to carry on.

How to ride a horse
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How to ride a horse

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Shane teaches Duane the ups and downs of horse riding. It's all about feel and timing, he says. First you always let the horse sniff your hand to let them know who you are. ...

Shane teaches Duane the ups and downs of horse riding. It's all about feel and timing, he says. First you always let the horse sniff your hand to let them know who you are. Then give a little rub to the left front leg to let them know you're going to mount.this is a wonderful lesson that respect bought horses and riders and the additional tips make this a must see for anyone preparing to try this beautiful pastime.

Why Chinese crested dogs are actually cute
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Why Chinese crested dogs are actually cute

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Today with Emma, we get a look and insight into the Chinese Crested dog. Habitual winners of 'freaky breed contests', this breed truly is winning and brings a lot more than ...

Today with Emma, we get a look and insight into the Chinese Crested dog. Habitual winners of 'freaky breed contests', this breed truly is winning and brings a lot more than meets the eye. As breeder Christine Faint says,Chinese Crested dogs are natural clowns who really bring you a smile. Plus, they're loving lap dogs!

How to shrink someone's arm
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How to shrink someone's arm

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Chris gets Xand to stretch both his arms straight out in front of him, and together. Then Xand is instructed to keep his left arm straight out and rub his left elbow ...

Chris gets Xand to stretch both his arms straight out in front of him, and together. Then Xand is instructed to keep his left arm straight out and rub his left elbow vigorously with his right hand. While Xand is rubbing away, Chris makes some magic mumbojumbo moves and words in the air over his right arm. Of course these magic words are solely responsible for the fact that when Xand now lines both arms up straight in front of him, the length of his right arm all the way to the fingertips is no

Debating frivolous government spending
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Debating frivolous government spending

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When a politician is entrusted with taxpayer money, it's kind of like giving them an allowance and trusting them to use it wisely. There have been some instances where ...

When a politician is entrusted with taxpayer money, it's kind of like giving them an allowance and trusting them to use it wisely. There have been some instances where politicians from all backgrounds have made some spending choices many disagreed with. This clip examines some of the feelings people have about the way politicians spend their money.