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Secrets of Bones Episode 6 of 6

Ben Garrod seeks out the big part that bones can play in reproduction. Through sexual selection, the skeleton has adapted to aid courtship, competition and even copulation. On his travels, Ben meets baseball players, drops a 10kg weight on a sheep's skull and finds out that by not having a penis bone humans are very much in the minority.

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30 minutes

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Tue 7 Feb 2017 19:30

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Role Contributor
PresenterBen Garrod
Series ProducerAaron Paul
Executive ProducerJonny Keeling
ProducerGillian Taylor
DirectorAaron Paul

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Free interactive ebook: Can you guess an animal from its bones?

Secret of Bones: eBook

Test your skills by exploring five skeletons.

About presenter Ben Garrod

About the presenter

Ben is an evolutionary biologist who loves bones.

About the graphics: Showing a skeleton from the inside out

About the graphics

With creative director Neil Harris.