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What happens when you fall into piranha-infested waters? - Antonio Machado-Allison

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You’re peering into the Amazon River when, suddenly, you lose your footing and fall. Piranhas dart about in the rapidly approaching water. So, are you doomed? Will your fall trigger a feeding frenzy that will skeletonize your body within minutes? Antonio Machado-Allison shares what we know about these purportedly ferocious fish.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Antonio Machado-Allison
  • Director Anton Bogaty
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Produced by Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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