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Footage of the Days Leading to Japan's Surrender

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After merciless attacks from Japanese kamikaze pilots, America takes extreme measures to end the Second World War. From: APOCALYPSE: THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Inferno http://bit.ly/1Ah9hG3

1996 Brazilian Flight Crashes Seconds After Takeoff

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Shortly into TAM Flight 402's takeoff from Congonhas Airport, the pilots are stunned when the plane tilts dangerously to the right. Seconds later, it crashes into a crowded Sao Paulo neighborhood. From the show Air Disasters: Carnage in Sao Paolo: http://bit.ly/2kZ2ylP

The Find of a Lifetime

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The rusted out remains of a beached submarine could be the find of a lifetime for maritime archaeologist James Delgado. From: AMERICA'S LOST SUBMARINE http://bit.ly/1HRYF4t

Why Pilots Were Too Distracted to Notice This Deadly Mistake

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Did the pilots of Delta Airlines Flight 1141, which went down on August 31, 1988, go through the proper checklist prior to take-off? Audio recordings suggests they may have been too preoccupied. From the Series: Air Disasters: Deadly Distraction https://bit.ly/2sWw0du

What Makes This Canadian Train So Special?

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The Canadian passenger train has a unique streamlined design that goes back to the 1930s. It’s a rare aesthetic, perfectly captured by this fan who makes replicas of them to sell, all over the world. From the show Mighty Trains: http://bit.ly/2fLJuFY

The Largest Area of Protected Wilderness in the U.S.

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Covering twenty percent of New York's total territory, Adirondack Park is the largest area of protected wilderness in the continental United States. From: AERIAL AMERICA: New York http://bit.ly/1kfxBDD

Burning $350,000 Worth of Fuel in 500 Seconds

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NASA tests their powerful J-2X rocket engines; burning an Olympic-sized swimming pool worth of fuel every second, this test comes with a hefty price tag of 350,000 dollars. From: SPACE VOYAGES: The Moon and Beyond http://bit.ly/1obvQlL

Photographs of the World's Most Famous Ill-Fated Voyage

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Just hours after the Titanic sank, a young woman aboard the rescue ship photographed the shaken survivors. From: SERIOUSLY AMAZING OBJECTS: Legend http://bit.ly/1ERINjr

The Revolutionary Sailors of Kronshtadt

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In 1917, the sailors stationed at Kronshtadt were literate, well-trained, and treated little better than animals. It was a revolution waiting to happen. From the Series: Russian Revolution in Color: Freedom and Hope http://bitly.com/1DZilnS

Two Gelada Brothers Viciously Fight for Breeding Rights

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In a battle for herd supremacy, a brutal battle is about to break out. The current king gelada is experienced and battle-hardened, but his brother is younger and hungrier - who will come out on top? From the Show: Incredible Animal Moments http://bit.ly/2HoH64O

Atlanta, Georgia: Home of Martin Luther King Jr.

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From natural resources to national icons, Atlanta is adorned in history. From the Series: Aerial America: Georgia http://bit.ly/2gwwOjq

The Strikingly Unusual Clingstone Mansion

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J.S. Lovering Wharton built this house on a rock off the coast of Rhode Island because, as legend has it, he wanted a place where no one could bother him. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Rhode Island http://bit.ly/1hKlFDV

How Dirty Is Sniper Training?

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As 'The Weapon Hunter' host Paul Shull learns, training to become a sniper requires mastering the art of hiding in plain sight. The camouflage, however, is not pretty. From: THE WEAPON HUNTER: Sniper Rifles http://bit.ly/1NWDx1J

Wild Inside the National Zoo: Bao Bao's First Year

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In the first episode of our web series, Wild Inside the National Zoo, we track a year in the life of the zoo's biggest star. From the Series: Wild Inside the National Zoo: Bao Bao's First Year http://bit.ly/2y9cV9F

Lost in Fog, a Plane Crashes Upside Down on the Runway

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A commuter flight coming into Cork, Ireland, is cleared to land after a thick fog begins to lift. As the pilots start their descent, disaster strikes and the plane begins to roll. From: AIR DISASTERS: No Clear Options http://bitly.com/AirDisastersOptions

Does This Scenario Explain JFK Jr.'s Plane Crash?

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A distracting radio issue, a hazy night, and a new pilot unsure of his instruments. According to investigators, these were some of the possible factors that led to John F. Kennedy Jr.'s tragic plane crash. From: AIR DISASTERS: The Death of JFK Jr. http://bit.ly/2k8cxnv

Why Did This Pilot Land in the Middle of a Violent Storm?

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In the midst of a fierce storm, the pilots of USAir Flight 1016 are given permission to land. Moments later, the plane crashes, killing 37 people. NTSB investigators want to know what air traffic control knew - and what they told the pilots. From the Series: Air Disasters: Storming Out http://bit.ly/2COBIEZ

Fire in the Air

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When fire consumes the cabin of flight 2120, it becomes impossible for the passengers to breathe - and for the pilots to control the aircraft. #airdisasters #planecrash From: AIR DISASTERS: Under Pressure http://bit.ly/1rHlLlh

A Fertile Polar Bear's Hard Journey From Mating to Motherhood

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After mating takes place, a female polar bear will prepare for her impending pregnancy by eating voraciously. In all, she will pack on more than 400 pounds, to sustain her during winter. From: POLAR BEAR TOWN: Parole Day http://bit.ly/2glmSuR

Huntsville's Secret Space Program

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Huntsville's legacy of space exploration began with a Nazi rocket scientist and a secret government mission called Operation Paperclip. From the Series: Aerial America: Alabama http://bit.ly/2ydhfGO

Why Was This Aircraft Allowed to Fly at Such a Low Altitude?

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The investigation into the crash of a Sukhoi Superjet 100 on May 9, 2012 centered around why the plane had been allowed to fly at such a low altitude - something only military aircraft are cleared to do. From the Series: Air Disasters: Deadly Display

A Newborn Hippo Takes His First Breath

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A pregnant hippo leaves her pod in order to give birth in quiet waters, but when it's time for mother and calf to journey back to their family, the newborn hippo struggles to keep up. From: HIPPO GANGLANDS http://bit.ly/1gh0DQV

The Shocking Events Leading Up to Lincoln's Assassination

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John Wilkes Booth hated Abraham Lincoln due to his stance on slavery. Ironically, Booth's fiancee, Lucy Hale, was the daughter of a high-profile abolitionist senator. From: LINCOLN'S LAST DAY http://bit.ly/1gRzepO

What the Completed Great Pyramid Would've Looked Like

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Today, the Great Pyramid is tinted by smog and pollution, but when it was first built, the sanded limestone used to make it would've shone magnificently. From: SECRETS: Great Pyramid http://bit.ly/1rmxP9B
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