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The Great Sperm Race
A wonderful 2009 documentary narrated by Richard Armitage for Channel 4
It charters the journey from conception to birth.
What I really liked about it (apart from the obvious) was the fact that sperm cells were scaled up to human size and are played by real people. This makes the experience quite dramatic. I dare you not to feel sorry for those sperm cells, which are destined to die a horrific death. We see the sperm and the egg scaled up by 34000 times and we learn about the obstacles and challenges the sperm overcome to reach the egg.
Not unlike a talented handsome actor getting his big break 😉
On a personal note, I must admit I did giggle like a little girl every time RA mentioned a “naughty” body part and I dare you not to do the same. It’s hard not to blush 🙂
What more can an RA admirer want?
Here is part 1
You can find the other 7 parts on youtube 🙂