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Sport and Exercise Professor to appear on BBC programme Winter’s Weirdest Events

Mike Tipton from the Department of Sport and Exercise Science will appear on BBC Two Programme Winter’s Weirdest Events which is broadcast over the Christmas holidays.

The programme is about the natural world, full of the weird and wonderful, particularly during winter time.

From snowboarding crows to polar bear parties, seemingly suicidal penguins, festive ice discs, the miracle revival of a man frozen solid and spooky twizzling turkeys, this Christmas serves up weird stories of the unexplained, unexpected and the unidentifiable from across the globe.

Using state-of-the-art science, expert analysis and first-hand eyewitness accounts, we examine the evidence, test the theories and unravel some of the strangest stories our planet has to offer. Based in a remote hut for the winter, naturalist Chris Packham embarks on a fascinating journey to try to explain some of winter’s weirdest events. With the help of leading scientists and engaging contributors, Chris reveals secrets from the natural world from bizarre science to animal oddities, crazy weather, medical marvels and remarkable natural phenomenon.

The programme will air on Christmas Eve at 8.30pm and again on Christmas day but can also be found on iPlayer.

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