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.
The Ninja, trained assassins of medieval Japan; a feature on unusual music-making, including a computer that composes and a laser harp; and competitions for snake sitters, tobacco spitters and salamander swallowers.
Ritual celebrations, including the "naked festivals" of Japan and boat burning in the Shetland Islands; alligators and snakes; ancient sports; puzzle solving; water birthing. 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.
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.
The fairytale castles of Ludwig II, the "Mad King of Bavaria"; Alexander Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe; a hopping pilgrimage; whirling dervishes; legends about spiders. Jack Palance, Catherine Shirriff.
Included: a 1916 quarter that was recalled for being indecent; the museum of mummies in Guanajuato, Mexico; sonic sculpture; human remains that are launched into orbit; the Russian space program; a natural art treasure. Co-hosts: Jack Palance and Marie Osmond.
How a grammatical error cost $2 million; playing baseball by sound; Navy survival training; soil samples from Mars; a rooftop garden; a volcanic eruption on a moon of Jupiter; a machine that picks apples; astronauts training for zero gravity. Hosts: 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 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.
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.
Segments on sacred sites and rituals in Jerusalem; a Japanese rite dedicated to the sound of laughter; a man who can imitate the sounds of musical instruments; devices for seeing in the dark; how firefighters rescue victims trapped in car wrecks.
Segments on how a gallery owner sparked public interest in an ignored painting; mud-bog racing; motorists who pray at the Temple of Safe Driving in Japan; the Franklin alphabet; miniature artwork; a mystic artist. Hosts: Jack Palance and Marie Osmond.
Included: outtakes from "The Wizard of Oz"; the assassination of the Russian religious mystic Rasputin; large birds of prey; the curse of the Elgin Marbles. Jack and Holly Palance are the program hosts.
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls; armor for an elephant; a 13-year-old test pilot; the longest passage in English literature; solar-powered planes; endangered turtles; CPR; arthroscopic knee surgery. Jack and Holly Palance are the hosts.
People who have overcome physical handicaps, and people who have mastered the sea. Also: a segment on insects, including tiger beetles and ants; and the story behind "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."
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.
Segments on a Chinese junk built for a warlord; the capture of a Nazi U-boat during WWII; explorer Thor Heyerdahl's Atlantic crossing in a boat made of reeds. Also: a feature on fakery and forgery. Jack and Holly Palance are the hosts.
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.