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World's Weirdest

World's Weirdest


This amazing new series showcases the strangest, freakiest, weirdest, and just plain "out of this world" behaviors in the animal kingdom. From animals that develop their babies in their mothers back skin; to strange adaptations that enable creatures to survive in extreme environments; to alien-looking body parts and camouflage, this series will cover it all. Each episode focuses on a single environment (land; sea; air).

Dive deep into the realm of creepy aquatic creatures to uncover the world’s most bizarre water-dwelling denizens. Among them, a fish with a transparent head shows off everything it’s got. Hermaphrodite flatworms battle to determine which among them will be male or female. A master-of-disguise octopus camouflages itself as a rock, a plant and even as a snake, to capture prey or elude pursuit. A lizard literally walks on water, while a fish “walks” on dry land to find a mate, and that’s just for starters.

In the animal kingdom, there’s no shortage of bizarre behaviour. Burrow high ground and low, to unearth some of the creepiest creatures who crawl on this planet. They range from animals that fend off prey by squirting blood from their eyeballs, to others who eat their partners alive right after mating, to still others who raise their offspring in the carcasses of dead animals. And that’s just a sampling of over 20 species whose antics you can hardly believe… or turn away from.

Get ready to brush feathers with the freakiest denizens of the winged world. Take a whirlwind tour of the planet’s wackiest and most fearsome fliers. Dancing manakins that bust out the moonwalk to impress the ladies. Shrikes that impale their prey before ripping it apart. Lyrebirds with enough snazzy solos for a whole glee club. And the sky isn’t just for the birds. Venture into treetops ruled by gliding snakes and rivers teeming with jumping carp staging an airborne invasion. For the grand finale, get cosy with the botfly, a pest that’s sure to get under your skin… literally. (Source: National Geographic Wild)
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Prev: 3x05 -- Happy Hour (Apr/01/2014)


On the sparkling Caribbean island of St Kitts, vervet monkeys get rolling drunk and cut loose like kids in a frat house. In Africa, inebriated elephants go on a drunken rampage. Madagascan black lemurs get high after munching on toxic millipedes. Even highly social honeybees are thrown out of their hives for being drunk and disorderly. Just how common is intoxication in the animal kingdom? And does it have an evolutionary payoff? Welcome to World's Weirdest Happy Hour.

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