Nature's Weirdest Events
Chris Packham takes us to the scene of some of the weirdest natural phenomena on the planet, telling the real story of the events behind the headlines. Nature can be cute, scary and stunning, but as Chris Packham discovers in these two packed programs, it can also provide the most awesome, amazing and astonishing sights you’ll ever see – including a car cocooned by caterpillars in Holland; exploding toads in Germany; fish falling from the sky and a storm that turned Sydney crimson. Watching original footage and consulting eyewitnesses and scientists, Chris unravels the facts behind some of the most bizarre and mysterious natural wonders to ever appear on the planet – and explains what on earth was going on.
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S05 E01Sep 29, 2016
Episode 1 Chris Packham investigates the strangest stories from the natural world. He finds out why Spain is under attack from spaceballs, how a penguin became a man's best friend and discovers prehistoric lions that could be brought back from the dead. Chris also uncovers the origin of a mysterious underwater blob, unearths goblin's gold, reveals a slimy invasion in Florida and learns how one woman's nose could hold the key to detecting Parkinson's disease.
S05 E02Oct 6, 2016
Episode 2 Chris Packham investigates some of nature's strangest stories. He examines the bizarre case of a mystery stinger in Australia, finds out what poisoned a scientist on a jungle expedition, why goats are flying in Utah and why albatross are being planted in flowerpots off the coast of New Zealand. Chris also unveils the secret behind a mystery spectre in the clouds, reveals why chimpanzees are having rituals and who, or what, were the source of some bizarre prehistoric handprints in Egypt.
S05 E03Oct 13, 2016
Episode 3 Chris Packham sets out to understand why a much-loved dolphin has started breaking people's bones, why a caterpillar wears a hat made out of its own spare heads and how a tiny crustacean has mastered the holy grail of science - the art of invisibility.
S05 E04Oct 20, 2016
Episode 4 Chris Packham investigates and solves the puzzle of strange balls of worms on a road and fish stuck in fences in Texas. He explains how an Australian town became plagued by giant bats, and why so many sperm whales became stranded around the North Sea in 2015. Chris also explores how a robot could help save the Great Barrier Reef, why eagles might be the best defence against dangerous drones and how the discovery of a spider in the Sahara could take us to other planets. Finally, he reveals new discoveries, like a strange alien cocoon in the Amazon, a plant that makes a home for a bat in Borneo and how the discovery of scratch marks on a cave wall in Western Australia sheds new light on an ancient and terrifying mystery.
S05 E05Dec 26, 2016
Episode 5 In this episode, Chris Packham uncovers nature's super survivors - a frog whose dinner is fighting back, a shark with the secret to long life and a prehistoric fish with a thirst for blood that almost destroyed an entire fishing industry. A foray into freak weather reveals why a monster wave shocked swimmers in Sydney, and how two fisherman were engulfed by a fog tsunami on Lake Michigan. The senses also come under scrutiny as Chris investigates whether great white sharks like heavy metal and how one man literally eats his own words.
S05 E06Apr 17, 2017
Episode 6 In this episode, Chris Packham unravels some of nature's oddest events. Featuring a deep sea blob spotted in the Gulf of Mexico that mystified oil rig workers and sent the internet in to frenzy, the washed up remains of a gargantuan creature that baffled scientists for decades and a stowaway spider with a set of unfathomable feet. Chris also investigates an octopus whose behaviour was so extraordinary that nobody believed it was real, the curious case of bright blue frogs appearing in pools in Germany, and an Australian lake the colour of bubblegum that had an evolutionary secret hidden within its lurid depths.
S05 E07Apr 24, 2017
Episode 7 In this episode, Chris Packham uncovers the mysterious sudden death of hundreds of reindeer in Norway, discovers a mythical boiling river in Peru and finds out why blood red rain appeared in Spain. Chris also reveals a bird that sings with its wings, a heartwarming stork romance and a woman troubled by alarming sounds form her body - she could even hear her eyeballs move!
S04 E01Jan 13, 2015
Episode 1 Chris Packham delves into the world of weird; there's something strange in the water in the Caribbean a 4ft worm in your fish tank and a tick turning America vegetarian.
S04 E02Jan 14, 2015
Episode 2 From a crab milked for its blue blood and stones moving across the desert by themselves to a veritable swarm of rabbits, Chris Packham unravels nature's weirdest events.
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