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What Happened to the World’s Greatest Ape?
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What Happened to the World’s Greatest Ape?

If you were to go for a walk in the forests of Southeast Asia during the Ice Age, you’d probably see a lot of awesome, and familiar, creatures – like rhinos, tapirs, and hyenas. But an animal once wandered these

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Why Billions of Passenger Pigeons Died in Under a Century
10 Strange-Looking Prehistoric Animals
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10 Strange-Looking Prehistoric Animals

Evolution leads to the darndest things sometimes! Animals like Stegosaurus and Dimetrodon are really very strange when you think about them And if we only knew the Platypus from the fossil record we’d probably think it was some kind of

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5 of the Strangest Prehistoric Crocs
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5 of the Strangest Prehistoric Crocs

Thanks to Skillshare for supporting this episode of SciShow. [♩INTRO] Over the years, scientists have found evidence for a lot of weird prehistoric animals, but some of the strangest have been crocodyliformes. These animals belong to a group that’s existed

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That Time It Rained for Two Million Years
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That Time It Rained for Two Million Years

Imagine a world so warm that the ocean feels like a hot tub. Huge volcanic eruptions have pumped the air full of globe-warming carbon dioxide. And with the continents locked together from pole-to-pole in the supercontinent of Pangea, the world

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How Horses Took Over North America (Twice)
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How Horses Took Over North America (Twice)

It’s 55 million years ago in North America, and the continent is draped in a canopy of swampy cypress trees and humid broadleaf forests. Bizarre predators, like the hoofed carnivore Mesonyx, lurk in the undergrowth, ready to nab an animal

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How 18th-Century Medicine Killed George Washington
Why Avocados Shouldn’t Exist
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Why Avocados Shouldn’t Exist

Whether it’s sliced on top of a salad, tucked in a California sushi roll, or mashed as guacamole in a burrito, people seem to love avocados. In fact, people in the United States munched through four billion of them in

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The Humans That Lived Before Us
The Age of Giant Insects