Why Expensive Dog Food Is A Ripoff

Narrator: The price of pet food has increased from an average $1.71 per pound in 2011 to $2.55 per pound in 2017, and it plays to an increasing trend towards owners pampering their pets. Pet owners’ total spending per year in 2007 was $41.2 billion. Ten years later, it hit $69.5 billion. So what’s causing…

Why Cities Have So Many Pigeons

[Narrator] Pigeons. Some people love them. Larry: Everybody thinks that they’re dirty and nasty, but they’re actually not. They’re a dove. All they are is doves. Ah, you’re a dove. Ah. [Narrator] Other people, not so much. Man: I hate ’em. They get way too close. I don’t let people into the personal space that…

The Most Extreme Romances In The Animal Kingdom

The average couple has sex for anywhere from 30 seconds to about 45 minutes. Now, 45 minutes sounds long until you consider the brown antechinus. For two weeks every mating season, a male will mate as much as physically possible. Sometimes having sex for up to 14 hours at a time, flitting from one female…

Why Cities Are Battling Raccoons And Failing

Narrator: In 2016, Toronto spent $31 million to fend off a raccoon invasion. The masked critters were everywhere, pooping on porches, stopping traffic, and infesting attics, and they’re not just taking over Toronto. Reports of raccoon vandalism have plagued cities like Portland, Chicago, and New York City, and as raccoon-ridden cities know, we can’t seem…

This Rare Cheese Is Infested With Live Maggots

(mellow music) – [Narrator] On the Italian island of Sardinia, there’s a delicacy that has been consumed for thousands of years. It is known as the world’s most dangerous cheese. Yeah, you heard right. (mellow music) Meet Simone Ibba, a third generation sheep farmer. – [Narrator] Casu marzu literally means rotten cheese, and it’s not…

What’s Inside An Elephant Trunk

What if you could use your nose to snorkel, or uproot a small tree, or smell water from several miles away? Well, elephants wouldn’t be that impressed. They do it on the daily, thanks to what’s inside their trunk. If you were to dissect an elephant trunk, it would actually look more like the inside…

How Giving Birth In Space Will Be Different

Narrator: Scientists have studied a lot of pregnant animals in space, including salamanders, fish, and rats, but not humans. Over 60 women have traveled to space, yet none were pregnant during the trip, let alone gave birth while floating in zero gravity. But with talk of future space colonies and cities on Mars, there’s a…

What’s Inside A Kangaroo’s Pouch?

At first glance, a kangaroo’s pouch looks like nothing but a built-in baby sling. But if you peeked inside, you’d see it’s far more complex than a simple pocket. It has to be, because the joey inside is not your average baby. An adult male red kangaroo can stand over 1 1/2 meters tall and…

Why Foie Gras Is So Expensive | So Expensive

– [Narrator] It’s as expensive as it sounds, foie gras: the fattened liver of a duck or goose. You can find it at fine French restaurants like here at Bistro Pierre Lapin in New York City, and a single appetizer can cost as much as your main course at your average diner. – I have…