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10 Great Documentaries

Who doesn't like a good documentary? However, there are so many fantastic documentaries about that it's hard to decide on which ones to watch. Therefore, we decided to do the hard work for you and have selected 10 of our favorite documentaries that will keep you entertained for hours. We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we did!
 

 

 
The Great Plague 
In 1665, the Great Plague killed 100,000 Londoners. While diaries have provided horrifying testaments to that deadly summer, other stories have been hidden in the archives of London churches for centuries - until now that is! This documentary brings to life 17th Century London at its most terrifying. 
 
Great Human Odyssey
Our ancestors once lived only in Africa, in small groups of a few thousand hunter-gathers. Then they spread rapidly to every corner of the earth. How did they cross the Sahara on foot, survive freezing conditions, and sail to remote Pacific Islands? This documentary reveals all. 
 
The Best Ancient Egypt Documentary
This documentary will take you back in time to the rich and fantastic world of Ancient Egypt as it attempts to unravel how the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. This video unravels some shocking secrets and will change the way you forever look at our planet.  
 
How Plants Communicate and Think 
We all know that animals have their own means of communicating. It is something that we have been studying for years, improving our understanding of how they communicate and bond with each other. But what happens in the world of plants? Do they communicate with each other? Of course they do, and this documentary uses great detail to explain how. 
 
Vicious Beauties: The Secret World of Jellyfish
Jellyfish are some of the most venomous creatures on the planet. However, their existence is paramount to life in the oceans as they are a crucial part of the food chain - many fish feed on jellyfish, and mammals and larger predators feed on these fish. In this documentary, Gerhard Jarms, a scientist from the Zoological Institute of the University of Hamburg takes us on a journey into the secret world of jellyfish. 
 
Ancient Giants Existed
Could giants have once walked our planet? This documentary sets out to examine the theory that our ancestors once shared the lands with giants. The filmmakers uncover some wonderful archaeological evidence to their theory as well as taking a look at ancient literature and texts from all over the world that seem to point to the existence of these huge mythological humanoids. 
 
America Before Columbus 
Historical books usually depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where a tiny population of natives lived in harmony with nature. However, scientific evidence tells a different story: when Columbus stepped ashore back in 1492, millions of people were already living there and they had cities, canals, causeways, and orchards. This documentary reveals what life in the Americas really was like before Columbus' arrival.
 
The Future of Energy
At the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, our world leaders agreed that climate change is an urgent threat, and that we need to move to green energy production as soon as possible. This short documentary takes an in-depth look at how we can make and use energy, and how we can meet growing demands as we try to cut carbon emissions. 
 
Hidden Secrets of Las Vegas Casinos
When it comes to gambling, the casino usually always comes out on top. However, this professional blackjack player turned the tide in his favor by finding out a way to beat the odds. Was it luck? Was it skill? Did he cheat? This video takes a closer look. 
 
Rare and Exotic Animals 
White lions come about due to a rare color mutation. They are not a separate subspecies and, for some reason, they seem to be indigenous to the Timbavati region of South Africa. In 2009, the first pride of white lion was introduced into the wild, and this documentary gives us a glimpse into the lives of these majestic beasts. 
 
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