The Ape That Got Lucky

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Chris Addison's spoof lectures exploring human evolution. With Geoffrey McGivern as Professor Austin Herring. From August 2005.

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Chris Addison's spoof lectures exploring human evolution. With Geoffrey McGivern as Professor Austin Herring. From August 2005.

Humans like to think that even if evolution has dealt them a neat hand, they have at least made their own luck through their mastery of science and technology.

This episode looks at how many things have been discovered accidentally: from penicillin and the light bulb, to Benjamin Franklin's experiments in electrical storms leading to the discovery of 'Jackass'.

Chris Addison on how man became 'top species'.

From early man to Jackass, wild inventions, and why lions are scared of chairs.

Chris Addison's spoof lectures exploring human evolution.

With Geoffrey Mcgivern as Professor Austin Herring.

From August 2005.

Chris Addison's spoof lectures exploring human evolution. From August 2005.

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Chris Addison's spoof lectures exploring human evolution. With Geoffrey McGivern as Professor Austin Herring. From August 2005.

Chris Addison's spoof lectures exploring human evolution. With Geoffrey Mcgivern as Professor Austin Herring.

Chris Addison explores human evolution.

Are so many of the things we imagine to be human characteristics really just animal ones?

Man is the only species to get excited over a 2 for 1 compost offer.

Chris Addison's spoof lectures exploring human evolution.

With Geoffrey Mcgivern as Professor Austin Herring.