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Strange
mermaid science fiction
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In folklore, a mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, inc...

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Crime
drug mafia netherlands
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Organized crime in The Netherlands is flourishing in tandem with the cocaine trade. A key witness is shot dead, along with his lawyer. A journalist is murdered in downtown Amsterda...

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Crime
california crime wave
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For the past decade, crime in California has been escalating at an astonishing pace. And with no end in sight, the significant impact on residents and business owners is causing Ca...

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Economics
freedom of choice
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Life is about choice. What we eat, what we read, who we elect; every day we make choices that determine how we want to live.But what if these choices are just an illusion? In an er...

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History
germanic tribes
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There is barely a country in Europe that cannot look back on Germanic roots. The term ‘Germanic’ actually refers to a number of tribes and clans that lived in Central and North...

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Travel
oahu hawaii
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Hawaii is a state in the Western United States, located in the Pacific Ocean about 2,000 miles from the U.S. mainland. It is the only U.S. state outside North America, the only sta...

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In this episode of Mystery Places, we travel to the richest country in the world, visit a mind-blowing hotel in Italy, and visit the USA in Germany.We also check out a chicken-shap...

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The legend of blood sucking vampires has captured peoples’ imagination for generations. A crack team of archaeologists and forensic scientists have uncovered hard evidence for th...

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Music festivals, like most cultural events, were badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, impacting both the smallest of DIY festivals to behemoths like Glastonbury.And this was...

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Activism
Art of Effortless Living
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The Art of Effortless Living is a documentary based on the traditional philosophy and essential teaching of Taoism.The practice of nondoing, nonforcing is the essential aspect of T...

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Anil Ambani was once a wealthy businessman, now he is not. His investments were once worth more than $7 billion. That was back in 2012.At one point, he was also the sixth richest p...

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This documentary from 2012 takes a look at the 2008 financial crisis. In 2008 the world experienced one of the greatest financial turmoils in modern history.Markets around the worl...

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June 1976. Air France flight 139 bound from Tel Aviv to Paris is hijacked by a group of Palestinian and German terrorists and flown to Entebbe, Uganda.On board are 226 passengers a...

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History
swords history
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A sword is an edged, bladed weapon, used for manual cutting or thrusting. Its blade is longer than a knife or dagger and is attached to a hilt. Swords can be straight or curved.The...

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Art
action movies uganda
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Isaac Nabwana makes action movies in Wakaliga – a slum in Uganda's capital Kampala. The self-taught filmmaker has almost no budget, but his enthusiasm makes up for that. Now he's...

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Social
fall of yakuza
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The once-feared Japanese mob is on the verge of extinction. Targeted by new laws, rapidly ageing, and unable to find fresh blood, the yakuza has dropped from a height of 180,000 me...

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Social
south korea untouchable families
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This documentary looks at secrets lived out in the open, things everyone knows about, but no one will talk about - until that moment when it becomes fully exposed to the world.This...

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Globally, it’s estimated that we mine as much as 50 billion metric tons of sand every year to build our roads, bridges, skyscrapers, homes and more.Rapid urbanization around the ...

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Sports
Shaun White
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Shaun Roger White is an American former professional snowboarder and skateboarder. He is a five-time Olympian and a three-time Olympic gold medalist in half-pipe snowboarding. He h...

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Sports
nadia comaneci
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Born Nadia Elena Comăneci Conner, known professionally as Nadia Comăneci, she is a Romanian retired gymnast and a five-time Olympic gold medalist, all in individual events.In 197...

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Social
south and north korea border
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The Korean Demilitarized Zone DMZ is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula. It is established by the provisions of the Korean Armistice Agreement to serve as a buffer...

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Health
secrets of aging
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Can the aging process be reversed - or even halted, altogether? If we manage to decode this final mystery of our human biology, we might soon be able to eradicate age-related illne...

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Military/War
battles of world war 2
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WWII lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world’s countries, including all of the great powers.The greatest countries in the world formed two opposing m...

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Drugs
berlin drugs
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Berlin is the unofficial nightlife capital of the world. This makes it a magnet for partygoers looking for hedonistic release.But that excitement sometimes ends in tragedy, as in t...

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