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.
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.
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.
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.
Segments on a man who bilked the Portuguese treasury out of $15 million; modern-life sculptor Red Grooms; a tarantula ranch; FDA fish-smelling experts; amputee Jeff Keith's run across America; a messenger-service deliveryman in New York.
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.
Hypnotism in medical science; Hugo Ball's "sound poetry"; the five-year photographic journey of a red couch across America; Chef Klinmahon from Thailand; and famous faces that adorn U.S. currency. Marie Osmond joins Jack Palance as co-host.
A 75-year-old fake newspaper story that caused a Texas town to be torn apart; using hypnotism to control and prevent pain; a thermography machine; Arabian courtship customs; rock climbing without equipment; George Willig's illegal climb up the outside of the World's Trade Center. Jack Palance and Marie Osmond are the hosts.
The priceless ingredients of a prince's medicine; a domino-toppling champion; a contact lens that corrects color blindness; reconstructive microsurgery; the 1984 Australian mouse plague; a gun that fires square bullets; the "urban man" display at the Metrozoo in Miami.
Included: the mummified remains of a woman kept on display inside a grandfather clock; a school near Tokyo where company executives complete a corporate version of boot camp; the FBI's crime-detection techniques.
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.
The German High Command's attempt to assassinate Hitler; street performers; Wushu, the ancient Chinese art of pain control; the World-Eskimo Games in Alaska. Also: garbage, including recent methods of disposal, art made from garbage, and a University of Arizona study of trash.
Segments on the frontier "justice of the peace," Judge Roy L. Bean; dangerous occupations; food; curious dolphins; whales; the Imperial Easter Egg of 1893; treasure hunters; pearl farming; P.T. Barnum; copying the Imperial Crown of the State of Great Britain.
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.
Included: the friendship of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison; the Fourth of July; how the New Year is celebrated in Japan; the art of camouflage; 10 days in history that have been lost forever. Hosts: Jack and Holly Palance.
Segments: new forms of poetry; the first man to ski down Mount Everest; illusions of perception; a million-dollar marathon bingo game; a speed talker; and ambiguous drawings. Hosts: Jack and Holly Palance.
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.
Gambling surveillance systems; card sharks; people who have adapted to the loss of limbs and other handicaps; frilled lizards; poisonous frogs; the mating ritual of the bird of paradise; Sir Walter Raleigh's severed head. Hosts: Jack and Holly Palance.
A ghost story involving a silver chalice and a vicar's missing heart; Vlad the Impaler, the real Dracula; wind as a destructive force; furniture made of chocolate; nests used in bird's-nest soup. Host: Jack Palance.