Sunday, 10 February 2008

What is The Tropic of Capricorn?

A new four-part series for BBC Two, Tropic of Capricorn, charts a 20,000 mile-journey around the world. Capricorn is the southern one, whereas the Tropic of Cancer lies to the north.
Capricorn cuts through South America, Southern Africa and Australia, as well as thousands of miles of empty ocean. But what is it?
Look at this page first and then watch a few of the videos if you can. Watch the TV programme as well It is on over the next few weeks. Watch out for the one where he eats penis soup. Yes you read that one correctly!
Namibia to Botswana
Simon sees the spectacular sandy desert in Namibia and meets the Bushmen of the Kalahari in Botswana.
South Africa to Madagascar
Simon discovers giant rats clearing landmines in Mozambique and eats zebu penis soup in Madagascar.
SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2008- Australia
Simon spots whales migrating South to Antarctica and meets Aboriginal communties living beside Uluru.
SUNDAY 2 MARCH 2008- Chile to Brazil
Simon explores Chile's Atacama Desert and goes hunting with the Wichi community in Argentina.
Look at this site for more info and videos. All are on BBC2. A lot of geography and a bit of biology too.

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