Nature's Weirdest Events
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Presented by Chris Packham, this offbeat and fascinating series investigates the world's weirdest natural events, using first-hand accounts and footage as it unravels the science behind extraordinary phenomena. You'd think nothing nature could do would surprise us, but every year seriously bizarre things happen that seem to defy its laws, puzzling witnesses and experts alike. Exploding toads, birds dying in mid air, blood-red rain, caterpillars cocooning cars - weird events that people don't understand and frequently fear. Stylish graphics, clever use of science and an irreverent approach create this quirky and original take on the most sensationally strange stories from the natural world.
|1||VideoEpisode 1||In the first programme of this two-part series presenter Chris Packham takes us around the world to the scene of some of the weirdest natural events on the planet. With the help of footage taken by eyewitnesses and news crews, he unravels the facts and the science behind each phenomenon. There is the mysterious case of the car that got cocooned by caterpillars in Holland, and the baffling case of the exploding toads in Germany. We travel to Switzerland where a lakeside town is entombed in ice and a once in a lifetime storm turns Sydney Australia crimson overnight. There are some extraordinary and disturbing plagues of mice and locusts and a swarm of ladybirds which has to be seen to believed. And finally there are some extraordinary strandings, of starfish, crabs and whales. Chris tells the real story of the events behind the headlines and helps to explain what on earth happened.||59:12||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoEpisode 2||In the second in this two-part series about the weirdest natural events on the planet there is the incredible sea foam which turns part of the Australian coast into what looks like the worlds biggest bubble bath, the mysterious death of thousands of sea birds on America's West Coast, and the other worldly phenomena known as milky seas. There's the story of thousands of birds which fell from the sky in America's South causing panic and predictions of the apocalypse among the residents, and the fish that fell from the sky in South London. And finally there is story of the truly terrifying holes which open up in the earths crust and swallow not only buildings, but in the case of nature reserve in Florida, an entire lake!||59:01||£1.89||View in iTunes|