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Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Why Does Rain Have a Distinctive Smell?
Ask Smithsonian: Why Does Rain Have a Distinctive Smell? (1:08)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Can Elephants Jump?
Ask Smithsonian: Can Elephants Jump? (0:50)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: What Is Wind?
Ask Smithsonian: What Is Wind? (1:09)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Sneeze?
Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Sneeze? (1:21)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: How Do Spiders Make a Web?
Ask Smithsonian: How Do Spiders Make a Web? (1:02)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: How Did the Plague Kill So Many? Could It Happen Again?
Ask Smithsonian: How Did the Plague Kill So Many? Could It Happen Again? (1:20)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: How Does Night Vision Technology Work?
Ask Smithsonian: How Does Night Vision Technology Work? (1:14)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: How Does Skin Heal?
Ask Smithsonian: How Does Skin Heal? (1:19)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Why Do Flamingos Stand on One Leg?
Ask Smithsonian: Why Do Flamingos Stand on One Leg? (0:59)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: What Happens When You Get a Concussion?
Ask Smithsonian: What Happens When You Get a Concussion? (1:14)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: What Would Happen if the Yellowstone Volcano Erupted?
Ask Smithsonian: What Would Happen if the Yellowstone Volcano Erupted? (1:27)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Can Cats Really Make Rats Into Zombies?
Ask Smithsonian: Can Cats Really Make Rats Into Zombies? (1:23)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: What’s the Difference Between Bacteria and Viruses?
Ask Smithsonian: What’s the Difference Between Bacteria and Viruses? (1:18)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Why Does My Dog Howl at Sirens?
Ask Smithsonian: Why Does My Dog Howl at Sirens? (1:12)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Where Does Space Begin?
Ask Smithsonian: Where Does Space Begin? (1:03)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: What Would Happen if a Large Asteroid Hit the Moon?
Ask Smithsonian: What Would Happen if a Large Asteroid Hit the Moon? (1:01)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Do Subliminal Messages Work?
Ask Smithsonian: Do Subliminal Messages Work? (1:00)
Preview thumbnail for video'Incredible: A Gaboon Viper Strikes a Bird in Slo-Mo
Incredible: A Gaboon Viper Strikes a Bird in Slo-Mo (2:27)
Preview thumbnail for video'A Puff Adder Swallowing a Rat Is Something You Can't Unsee
A Puff Adder Swallowing a Rat Is Something You Can't Unsee (2:01)
Preview thumbnail for video'Komodo Dragons Can Taste Their Prey From Miles Away
Komodo Dragons Can Taste Their Prey From Miles Away (1:07)