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Jaçana – The Big Foot of the Bird World


This is the Jaçana. A fairly unprepossessing wading bird, but take a look at those feet and claws! This really is the big foot of the bird world!

Atomic


A group of students at the Columbus College of Art & Design were recently given a rather neat assignment.

The Light


As visual metaphors go, this is rather lovely.  A lonely street light finds purpose when its light encourages growth through the winter.

Han Solo: A Smuggler’s Tale


What do you call a Star Wars movie set before A New Hope?  That question has recently been answered (Episode 3 ½) but here’s another.

The Red Menace: Anti-Communist Propaganda of the Cold War


Every age has its bogeyman.  If you grew up in 1950s and 60s America you would have been bombarded with anti-communist propaganda.

The Gelada: Unique Primate on the Roof of Africa


High up in the Ethiopian mountains lives the Gelada. It lives nowhere else and, isolated in these remote Ethiopian Highlands, the primate has developed a way of life all of its own.

The Unseen Afghanistan


Afghanistan has never been filmed like this before so the unique landscapes of its valleys are here now for us to see – and they are quite an eye-opener.

How Did Anthropology Begin?


The history and roots of anthropology can be difficult to trace but if you want to know how the methodology evolved then this video is for you.

Luke I’m Your Father


If you happen to be two things today then this will amuse you.  First, you would probably have to be something of a Star Wars fan and secondly you should really be in a slightly silly mood as well.

10 Female Assassins and their Intended Victims


History shows us that the vast majority of assassins are male. Every now and again, though, the fairer sex let the side down (or not, depending on your perspective).

If You Have Never Wanted to Visit Rome, You Will After You Watch This


It is difficult to catch the spirit of a city on film especially one as enigmatic as the capital of Italy, Rome.

Redeem: The Beginning - Multi Award Winning Sci-fi Short


In another time, another place, a young woman is surplus to requirements and so subject to elimination by a death squad.

Krampus: Santa's Sadistic Sidekick


The song lyrics have never been truer.  Oh You better watch out,  You better not cry,  You better not pout, I'm telling you why.  Yet it isn’t Santa Claus that you have to watch out for – it is his sinister and somewhat sadistic sidekick – Krampus.

15 Witty Grammar Jokes for You


There have been a lot of grammar memes over the last ten years and when you see them on social media they are beginning to look their age.  So, Teaching and Learning Resourcesfor Me on YouTube has decided to have a little fun (well, it’s Christmas, I guess) and has put 15 of the funniest in to a new video.  It may not completely satisfy your inner grammar nerd but it’s a start!

Lost, Missing and Found Posters - The Funny Side


You have all seen them – you may have even appeared on one yourself – posters proclaiming the loss of a dear pet or relative.  Although some disapprove of them for their intrusion on public space most would not dream of removing them in the hope that whatever was lost will be found.

The Supertrees of Singapore


They look like a set from a forthcoming science fiction movie but these supertrees in Singapore are very much of this world.  A collection of eighteen of these trees, varying in size from 80 to 160 feet (25 and 50 meters), creates an amazing backdrop for Singapore's central business district.  What is more, they actually mimic real trees.

Fight!


Over at the Ark in Space there is a terrific set of photographs of animals caught in the act of fighting.

Beyond – Action Adventure Short


Fancy a Spielbergian adventure movie but only have ten minutes to spare? Then try Beyond – it has all the required elements but has the additional attraction of being quite brief on its side too.

The Moment


A stranger asks an artist to draw his portrait and the moment becomes pivotal to her life. This lovely animated short film explores, very simply, the idea that all that we see on the surface is perhaps of little importance to the profundity that lies beneath.

When Were Slot Machines Invented?


Let’s face it, over the centuries people have created any number of ways to gamble.  It is even said that Keno, an ancient form of lottery invented by the Chinese helped to fund the building of the Great Wall of China.


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