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ANTS: Nature’s Secret Power

Every ant hill is a secret society, one of millions spread across the globe, for millions of years ant have been transmitting clandestine messages and following invisible trails. Only now are we truly coming to understand them, to crack their secret codes. Bert Holldobler studies miniature cities of ants in his laboratory and he has dedicated his life to uncovering the secret world of these aliens. It is certainly true that up close ants do look alien, they can support 100 times their own weight, stand upside down on glass, consume vast amounts of food and run huge distances. Each ant is a...

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eSPORTS

With hundreds of millions of hardcore gamers and thousands of global tournaments each year, computer games are now well on their way to becoming the worlds biggest sports and at the centre of everything is a whole new bread of celebrity, the eSports superstar. The best players have left their bedrooms to compete in some of the worlds biggest stadiums, offered athletic visas and sports scholarships, athletes play up to 18 hours a day in dedicated gaming houses, always under the watchful eyes of their agents and coaches. For those that work hard and keep their heads together real fame and...

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Ripley: Believe it or Not

Robert Ripley had an obsession for the odd and a keen eye for the curious, this interest made him one of the most successful men in America at a time when things were so bad, during the Great Depression. In just over three decades, Ripley's "Believe It or Not!" franchise having a humble start featuring in newspapers and radio took off and grew into an entertainment empire, dominating not only newspapers and radio but film and television. His fellow countrymen couldn't get enough of the bizarre he offered and were also very interested in Ripley as a person, having become an unlikely...

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Russian Grave Diggers

During World War 2 thousands of soldiers lost their lives on the border of Germany and Russia and many of these bodies were never recovered. Due to this fact there is now a group known as the "Black Diggers" who make it their mission to illegally dig up the lost remains of German and Russian soldiers in order to sell any military artefacts they happen come...

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TRADER: The Documentary

Paul Tudor Jones is the founder of Tudor Investment Corporation, a private management company and hedge fund. As of March of last year (2014) Forbes Magazine ranked him as the 108th richest American with a net worth of $4.3 billion, this figure also makes him the 345th richest in the world. This film was originally released in November of 1987 on public TV but is quite rare as Jones for some reason requested it to be removed from circulation in 1990, it shows Jones accurately predicting the stock crash of the same...

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Manny Pacquiao ‘The Pacman’

The MGM Grande in Las Vagas 2009, Filipino Manny Pacquiao destroys Miguel Cotto and becomes the first man in history to win seven world titles in seven different boxing divisions. Few would have imagined that this former run away would one day emerge as the greatest fighter of his generation, even Thai magazine named him as one of the worlds most influential people and called his story a myth equal to that of any Greek or Roman hero. Fronted by world leaders and movie stars he is an icon, an congressman and the symbol of h0pe for millions of Filipino's and yet behind the hype and glory,...

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Dancing in the Dark: The End of Physics

Still to this day modern scientists don't really know what the majority of our universe is made out of. The atoms which are the building blocks for everything within only account for four percent, the remaining is dark matter and dark energy, this dark mater however can be considered as 'don't know'. This is where the Large Hadron Collider at CERN comes in and it has recently been upgraded. When it is turned back on this month (March 2015), it will have twice the energy it had before, meaning that collisions will be more powerful and the hope is that scientists will finally discover the...

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Secrets of Mexico’s Drug War

The United States government currently spends billions of dollars each year trying to combat powerful Mexican drug cartels, but the Americans stand accused of getting to close to some of the worlds most notorious criminals and cutting deals with them. As a brutal drug war raged in Mexico, American law enforcement helped arm some of the gangs, over 2500 firearms where seen to have been shipped south to Mexico, but with cocaine and heroin still flooding the streets of America, many are now questioning the true cost of Americas war on drugs. On the 22nd of February 2014, Joaquin Guzman one...

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Backyard Wrestling

Backyard Wrestling is a short documentary that began filming back in 1999 and finished up in 2002, it captures the passion and camaraderie that can be found amongst a handful of hardcore wrestling fans who sought a new way of life through wrestling. Looking for professional training these young amateurs wanted to turn a hobby into a reality and shortly after releasing this film a few ended up in promotions such as WWE, NWA, TNA, etc. This was a testament to drive, ambition and love these kids expresses for the sport of professional...

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