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Food for Thought

Secrets of Bones Episode 5 of 6

Ben Garrod uncovers the secrets of how vertebrates capture and devour their food using extreme jaws, bizarre teeth and specialized bony tools. He takes a cherry picker up a giant sperm whale's jaw, finds out which animal has teeth weighing five kilos each and which uses its skull as a suction pump. Ben gets his own skull scanned and 3D printed to discover how diet in humans isn't just affecting our waistlines but is also changing the shape of our bones.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 19 Mar 2014 01:50


Role Contributor
PresenterBen Garrod
Series ProducerAaron Paul
Executive ProducerJonny Keeling
ProducerIngrid Kvale
DirectorIngrid Kvale

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About the presenter

Secrets of Bones: Presenter Ben Garrod

Ben Garrod is an evolutionary biologist who loves bones.

About the graphics

Secrets of Bones: Graphics

Creative director Neil Harris helped show the skeleton from the inside out