Natural Born Winners

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Nature Documentary hosted by Peri Gilpin and published by Discovery Channel in 2001 - Chinese, English Multilanguage narration

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By superimposing human athletics over footage of similar animal feats this Discovery Channel production cleverly draws in the viewer with a fresh approach to the wildlife documentary. The 50-minute tape divides these accomplishments into sections on running, jumping, lifting, gymnastics, and swimming as narrator Peri Gilpin compares animal and human effort.

For instance, a flea's acceleration rate is 20 times that of a rocket leaving the earth's atmosphere. Or the mandibular strength of a leaf cutter ant in a human would mean it could chomp through a redwood. While the filmmakers have fun comparing mountain goats to balance beam gymnasts and dung beetles to weightlifters, they also take a serious approach to the science of these abilities by using graphics to show skeletal movement or other special features. An inset shows how the bone structure of a cheetah allows for 23-foot strides, for instance. Another looks at Velcro-like pads on a gecko's feet accounting for its ability to cling to vertical surfaces.

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  • Video Codec: XVID
  • Video Bitrate: 1688 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 384x512
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 3x4 (1:1.33)
  • Audio Codec: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) <0x0055>
  • Audio BitRate: 129 kbps
  • Audio Streams: 2
  • Total number of files: 1
  • RunTime Per Part: 49 min 44.65 s (71560 Frames)
  • Part Size: 697.95 MB
  • Subtitles: English, Chinese

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