Seriously Amazing Objects (Series 2)
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In new episodes of this extraordinary access series, we take viewers on a fascinating journey behind the “Staff Only” doors of the Smithsonian’s museums to discover some incredible objects and surprising stories. Take Flak Bait, a B-26 WWII bomber that flew more missions than any other. Today it’s being painstakingly restored to the exact condition after its last mission, mud splatter and shrapnel included. Or the one-of a kind T.rex poo! Dinosaur feeding behaviour is hard to prove but this exceptional sample is a time capsule that reveals valuable information. Or the Japanese Giant Salamanders. The second largest living amphibian, they evolved 200 million years ago during the Jurassic Period but are in danger of becoming extinct today. This is a fascinating journey on the inside track of one of the world’s most famous museums.