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Food for Thought

Episode 5 of 6

Ben Garrod uncovers the secrets of how vertebrates capture and devour their food using extreme jaws, bizarre teeth and specialised bony tools.

Ben Garrod uncovers the secrets of how vertebrates capture and devour their food using extreme jaws, bizarre teeth and specialised bony tools. He takes a cherry picker up a sperm whale's jaw and 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.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 17 Apr 2019 19:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Ben Garrod
Series Producer Aaron Paul
Executive Producer Jonny Keeling
Producer Ingrid Kvale
Director Ingrid Kvale

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

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

Test your skills by exploring five skeletons.

About presenter Ben Garrod

About presenter Ben Garrod

Ben is an evolutionary biologist who loves bones.

About the graphics: Showing a skeleton from the inside out

About the graphics: Showing a skeleton from the inside out

With creative director Neil Harris.