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It's Sir David Attenborough's 95th birthday, and what better way to celebrate than by watching all of his magnificent documentaries, back-to-back? But if you haven't got a spare 45,736 hours*, then here's a handy 95-second recap:
The broadcaster, environmentalist and national treasure is celebrating 95 years on this Earth, which he cares so deeply about.
Down the decades, he has navigated the globe creating landmark documentaries that have opened millions of eyes to the magnificent beauty of nature - and the grave threats it faces as a result of the rampant growth of humankind.
His achievements have earned him a raft of awards, including several BAFTAs, and he was knighted back in 1985.
But rather than bore you with details of all the good stuff we all know he's done, how about I throw a few obscure Attenborough facts at you?
For example, did you know that he played a part in solving an 1879 murder**? Or that, despite being one of the most travelled people on the planet, he can't actually drive? Or that rats give him the heebie-jeebies?
Well, you can learn more about these little gems and pick up a few more Attenborough trivia bombs here.
Warm birthday wishes for the great man have been flooding in on social media:
Happy 95th birthday to our Vice President, Sir David Attenborough :tada:
Thank you for everything you do for nature... :turtle: pic.twitter.com/Xb4JzMsRwa
- Fauna & Flora Int. (@FaunaFloraInt) May 8, 2021
95 today! :birthday: Happy birthday to Sir David Attenborough! Thank you for inspiring us every day :raised_hands:
"To restore stability to our planet ... we must restore its biodiversity, the very thing we have removed. It is the only way out of this crisis that we ourselves have created" pic.twitter.com/kOOTaOLsUf
- WWT (@WWTworldwide) May 8, 2021
Naturalist, broadcaster, humanist, and national treasure David Attenborough is 95 years old today. Happy Birthday! Thank you for decades of inspirational broadcasting, and all your work to promote the understanding of evolution and the natural world. pic.twitter.com/VqrpJNrB0D
- Humanists UK (@Humanists_UK) May 8, 2021
I'd like to wish Sir David Attenborough a very happy 95th birthday.
His championing of the need to protect our planet has inspired millions.
The work continues at @COP26 this year, where we'll urge the world to take action to preserve our environment for future generations.
- Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) May 8, 2021
Happy Birthday to Sir David Attenborough - and a big thank you for everything you do to campaign for wildlife and the natural world!! :birthday::deciduous_tree::blossom::bee::whale2::snake::dolphin::frog: pic.twitter.com/xey0t8IcJG
- The Wildlife Trusts (@WildlifeTrusts) May 8, 2021
David Attenborough turns 95 today. Happy Birthday! :birthday: pic.twitter.com/7VFwOSA041
- BBC (@BBC) May 8, 2021
Happy birthday, Sir Dave.
*This is a made up figure. You add 'em all up.
**He's not that old, it was historical evidence.