The Nature of Things (1960) IMDb

Viewing

Seen in 2017.

Categorization

A series of largely unrelated science documentaries.

documentary series

Episode:

“Aliens of the Deep Sea” (2010) IMDb

Viewing

Seen in 2017.

Seen with SVT's Swedish narration.

Subject

Intelligence-related experiments on octopi.

documentary episode

Episode:

The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World (2018) IMDb

Viewing

Seen in 2018.

I saw the Swedish SVT version.

Subject

Fungi from the earliest life to prototaxites to the “wood wide web” to Ötzi’s fungal medicine and human Cryptococcus gattii infections.

Commentary

A good slice of how the natural world operates. I like the hypothesis that the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event favoured mammals so heavily because their homeothermy saved them from various fungal pathogens that would have been running wild feasting on things killed by the impact and lack of sunlight.

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