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How do geckos defy gravity? - Eleanor Nelsen


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Geckos aren’t covered in adhesives or hooks or suction cups, and yet they can effortlessly scale vertical walls and hang from ceilings. What’s going on? Eleanor Nelsen explains how geckos’ phenomenal feet allow them to defy gravity.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Eleanor Nelsen
  • Director Marie-Louise Højer Jensen
  • Animator Svend Andreas Rothmann Bonde
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen

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