Tag: documentary

Seven Wonders of the Microbe World. 26 minutes. From beer to bread to the Black Death, and some items that don’t start with ‘b’, like cheese and yogurt, we see the effect of microbes on our food and on our lives. Talking head narrators and nice graphics. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Failed Inventions Documentary Cars with nuclear engines, or turbine engines, amphibious cars, all were unable to find traction (pun intended). Flying cars are another breed of vehicle that didn’t really soar (pun intended). How about rocket belts? As we may recall, they fizzled (pun, blah, blah). Even Thomas Edison had his flops, like a device [...]

BT (Brian Transeau) in Better Living Through Circuitry. BT discusses the similarities between indigenous cultural rhythms and visual stimuli and contemporary music gatherings using strobes and rhythms, both with the characteristic effect of entraining the brain. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Opium: BBC Documentary Series, A Complete History. All the way back to Mesopotamia, the evils of opium, morphine, and heroin, as well as the benefits, are explored. Animations are an added highlight to an interesting documentary. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Louis Theroux Indian gurus documentary, 48 minutes. Louis Theroux seeks enlightenment in India in his usual verging-on-sacrilege kind of way. Then he meets up with this guru . . . TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

The Secret of El Dorado (The discovery of Biochar). 49 minutes. It was thought that El Dorado was a city of gold in the Amazon. This BBC documentary explains what the “gold” really was, and is. Oriana, Spanish explorer described El Dorado, but no one else could find it, until recently. Terra preta, the type [...]

Did the overview effect of the US Apollo 8 mission to the moon (no landing), and subsequent trips, irreversibly change our perception of the earth? TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Water – The Great Mystery (Part 2). 41 minutes. Consider that we, and all living things, are bound by the commonality of being made up of mostly water. We are apparently able to connect with others at great distances, as scientific brain scans have demonstrated. Further, holy water demonstrates remarkable characteristics as compared to ordinary [...]

Water – The Great Mystery (Part 1). 45 minutes. Interesting observations about the physical structure of water by scientists and clerics. This documentary goes far beyond scientific analysis, although science has shown that there is a lot more to water than we might think. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Men in black in Russia appear to be something different than the Hollywood version. This video has got some convincing information about UFOs that might turn you into a believer if you aren’t already. Interesting and scary. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious