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The Sarcastic Fringehead

(YouTube link) Sir David Attenborough introduces us to the fish known as the Sarcastic Fringehead. Not only is it ugly, it’s quite aggressive. And wait until you see how it uses it’s mouth! This clip is from the BBC series Life. -via reddit

Attenborough’s Ark

If you can save ten animals from extinction, which animals would you pick? Sir David Attenborough shows us his pick in his new TV series Attenborough’s Ark [warning: auto-starting video]. The BBC has the slideshow of the [...]

The mystery of the elephant bird

Sir David Attenborough has returned to Madagascar to discover what happened to the elephant bird. The massive bird was 10 feet tall and weighed half a…

Giant Yummy Eggs Killed Off the Elephant Bird

Photo: De Agostini Picture Library/BBC Scientists have put forth various theories to explain the extinction of the giant Elephant Bird, the largest bird to ever live on Earth, including climate change and hunting by humans. The truth, it turns out, can be summed up in two words: yummy eggs. Sir David Attenborough explains: Recent archaeological evidence has [...]