Not all birds fly the same way. Hardly a revolutionary statement (you don't need a firm grasp of biomechanics to recognize that a sparrow gets around differently than an albatross). But things get more interesting when you stop to examine the differences.
This video promises "60 epic facts that show why the world is awesome" – and while it's presented by a veritable who's-who of geeky YouTube channel hosts, we'd be lying if we told you we weren't pretty skeptical at the outset. Seven minutes and thirty seconds later, we have to admit: that was pretty epic.
After a pair of divers recently found themselves nearly (accidentally) caught in the mouths of two whales, Earth Unplugged asked the question: What would happen if you found yourself gobbled up by a cetacean?
This mesmerizing video shows off the mechanics of a barn owl in attack mode. The folks at Earth Unplugged have filmed the flight of the barn owl as it pursues its prey and replayed it in super slow motion.