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Horses (11:20)


In the 1890s, a German math teacher claimed his horse could perform mathematical equations. Wild horses can determine the quantity of a food source and the size of their herd. Horses are skilled at responding to body language, which makes it appear that they can do math.

Bamboo Plants (08:52)

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth. It flowers in cycles of 30, 60, or over 100 years; bamboo blooms at the same time in native and nonnative environments. The underground rhizome structure of bamboo means most plants throughout the world have the same genetic makeup.

Credits: Curious Counters (00:33)

Credits: Curious Counters

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Curious Counters

Part of the Series : Attenborough's Natural Curiosities, Series 4
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Can animals and plants count? This is a question that has intrigued and fooled investigators for a long time. Just over a hundred years ago, a German horse called Hans was declared a mathematical genius, but all was not as it seemed. And strangely, some bamboos around the world flower exactly at the same time, no matter where they are. Are they counting down the years?

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: FMK145480

ISBN: 978-1-64347-228-7

Copyright date: ©2016

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