Moments captured through stroboscopic photography; buildings designed to appear unfinished or crumbling; a Paris cemetery considered "fashionable"; a conductor who can't read music conducting "the world's worst orchestra" in London.
Included: a French chef who skewered himself for the lack of a fish entree for the king; an artist who uses explosives; a kidney-stone treatment; James Joyce memorabilia; a blind Scottish artist; a Buddhist shrine in Colorado; and a museum for failed inventions.
The feud between the Hatfields and McCoys; a Japanese soldier found fighting WWII 28 years after peace was declared; music made from brain waves, physical movement and barnyard junk; rituals and memorials honoring the dead. Host: Jack Palance.
Included: a musical number that can be performed by anyone on any instrument; a fatal downbeat struck by orchestra conductor Jean-Baptiste Lully; performance art; aircraft safety; sculptor Duane Hanson; an autopsy performed on a 2500-year-old corpse.
Segments include the "best-kept secret" of World War II; medicines derived from plants and insects; acupresssure therapy; Buddhist monks of the Mount Koya monastery in Japan; altering the body's internal biological clock. Hosts: Jack Palance and Marie Osmond.
The running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain; a Hawaiian island sanctuary for criminals; a spy who operated undetected out of the British Embassy in Turkey during World War II; unusual horses, including the Lippizaners and bucking broncos.
Included: an Illinois man who lives in a pyramid; why Queen Elizabeth I dunked bezoar stones into drinks; King Khufu's pyramid; a heart transplant; how wild animals survive harsh winters; a machine that harvests nuts. Hosts: Jack Palance and Marie Osmond.
Segments on the Spanish general known as El Cid, who "led" his troops into battle---a week after his death; surviving in harsh environments; marriage and courtship rituals in Ireland, India and France. Hosts: Jack and Holly Palance.
A man who gets bitten by mosquitos for a living; new surgery for victims of Down's syndrome; a Chinese ice festival; cockroaches; the Celestial Suite of the Astro Village Hotel; a laundry that washes money; a curse that led to the destruction of an Aztec nation.
Segments include the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre; sleep research; facial surgery; man-made and natural oddities; an artificial hand; a circular auto; and a vending machine that pays out money. Hosts: Jack and Holly Palance.
Reports on cryogenics; Morocco's killer scorpions; the fastest train in the world; acupuncture as an anesthetic during surgery; the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Jack and Holly Palance are the program hosts.
Hetty Green, who was known as the "Witch of Wall Street" because of her financial acumen; the Tiger Balm Gardens in Hong Kong; the migration of the monarch butterfly; a lottery for burial plots in Japan; the desecration of Cardinal Richelieu's grave in Paris, France.
Segments on the octopus, garden eel, shark and sea urchin; modern artists who craft their work using bubbles, rocks, automobiles and TV sets; and a Chinese ritual involving papers stained with blood from a human tongue.
Joan of Arc; Hitler's teeth; the fortress at Masada; the lost temple of an Egyptian Pharaoh; an underwater graveyard of World War II ships; a daredevil's museum; money burning in Hong Kong; how Apaches predicted the weather. Jack and Holly Palance.
Fishing with a kite; a house of jigsaw puzzles; torture tests for household appliances; military experts setting off a large conventional explosion; hunting for spider webs; salmon struggling to reach their spawning grounds. Hosts: Jack and Holly Palance.
Segments include Edgar Allan Poe's fear of being buried alive; traditions for exorcising evil spirits in Spain, Switzerland and Hong Kong; a fighting-spider tournament; new technologies that aid the handicapped; the Dickin Medal, awarded to animal war heroes.
Segments include a pilgrimage to Mecca; mixing nitroglycerin; the travels of Typhoid Mary; walking fish; predictions of life in the future; a controlled building demolition; a balloon race for a $100,000 prize. Jack and Holly Palance.
The dead-letter office of the New York General Post Office; how postage stamps helped make Hitler a millionaire; the hay-fever helmet; unusual bronzed mementos; a car shredder; a treatment for kidney stones. Co-hosts: Jack Palance and Marie Osmond.
Segments on memorials for the dead; African wild dogs; a dog that drives a car; Nazi Germany's V-1 and V-2 rockets; South Pacific natives who have embraced the British game of cricket as a tribal rite. Jack and Holly Palance are the program hosts.
A computer that helps create speech for the disabled; a scheme to sell the Eiffel Tower for scrap iron; F-15 pilots in mock aerial combat; how America saved the French wine industry. Jack and Holly Palance are the hosts.