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This amazing footage was shot by film maker Marlon Torres using new AF100 camera.  I can’t quite believe that what we see here is really just him testing out his new toy!

Here Be Dragons: Amazing Statues and Sculptures of Dragons Around the World


In the Middle Ages the words hic sunt dracones (here be dragons) appeared on a number of maps to indicate dangerous or unexplored territories.

Wojtek - The Polish Soldier Bear


During the Second World War a bear was adopted by a group of Polish soldiers and quickly became accustomed to the rigors of army life.

Palm Rot


Investigating a mysterious explosion in the Florida Everglades, a crop-duster named Bill discovers a lone crate that survived the wreckage.

50 Things a Teenager Should Do Before Hitting 20


What should teenagers do before they hit 20 and leave their teen years behind? Here are 50 quick suggestions.

The Forgotten Battle: The Japanese Invasion of Alaska


In the early morning of 6 June 1942, 500 Japanese soldiers landed on Kiska, one of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.  They took the only inhabitants of the island, a ten man (and six dog) US Navy Weather Detachment by complete surprise and quickly took control of American soil.

Iron Mountain


When an iron mountain appears on the plains of your homeland then such a threat must be met with force.

Back of the Head


I can’t quite believe that after so many years Kuriositas has never featured the vital work of back of the head actors.

The Duck


If you are a duck then it’s not considered right and proper to fall in love with a rock. However, this is exactly what happens here – but fortunately said duck has some understanding friends, one in particular, willing to help him out.

Drunk Squirrel Goes Nuts, Wrecks Pub: Exclusive Pictures of the Culprit


Down in sleepy Worcestershire (England) a squirrel managed to create several hundreds of pounds worth of damage when it managed to get in to the Honeybourne Railway Club after hours – after getting more than a little tipsy on the alcohol behind the bar.

When Blooms the Coffee


Forget roses or lilies…. for millions of people around the world these are, perhaps unknowingly, the most important flowers in their lives.


Circa late 1930s, Boat Quay, Singapore. A young boy receives an old violin as a gift out of kindness from a foreign trader.

Kid


When his mother has to work, William is sent to his grandparents’ house.  It’s boredom as living death for the young boy until his Uncle George turns up.

The Embroidered Zoetrope


We have featured any number of zoetropes, those amazing devices that produce the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings or photographs showing progressive phases of that motion, on Kuriositas.

The Garden of the Monsters


In sixteenth century Italy the nobility would often leave testimony of their greatness through the form of religious art.  Not so Pier Francesco Orsini.  He wanted to be remembered in an entirely different way – through his Park of the Monsters.

The Last Bus


This is a short film which is doubly thought provoking at this moment in time.  As Europe faces a huge humanitarian disaster, Europeans must look straight into the eyes of refugees.

About a Planet


We have featured the Fermi Paradox and the Great Filter together in all their shudderingly inconceivable horror but together they certainly explain away why we have never been contacted by intergalactic voyagers.

The Largest Cave in the World: Hang Son Doong


Its name translates as mountain river cave from the Vietnamese and it is easy to see why. This immense cave – the largest in the world – only became properly known to the outside world in 2010.

Every Star


Sometimes the simplest stories can be the most profound and this is the case with Every Star.  A mysterious boy, alone in nature, takes it upon himself to ensure that all city dwelling children get the see the magic of a star.  And that’s it.  Quite lovely.  Every Star was created by Yawen Zhang as

Moving Athens


Moving Athens is the latest in the series of Moving Cities filmed pieces created by Jevan Chowdhury where the inhabitants of cities around the world engage with their urban environment through the medium of dance.


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