Segments include the habits of the vampire bat; a dangerous Japanese log-rolling ritual; a lizard that runs across water; the world's largest carousel; a blind marathon runner; a snake in Borneo that glides through the air.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Accident research at the National Bureau of Standards; an Irish monk who sailed to America 900 years before Columbus; the origin of Sid Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Also: Stonehenge; the Great Pyramid at Giza.
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.
Segments include a deep-sea dive to retrieve a treasure; laser-beam technology; an ice-cube trick; safety glass; a crossword puzzle with more than 4000 clues; a nuclear accident; a hang-gliding contest; a pyramid game estimated to take a trillion years to complete.
The longest automobile in the world; apartments that rent for 66 cents a year; an autopsy performed on an arctic explorer 100 years after he died; land shaping; neon art; video art; a giant-tree carving.
Handling of currency at a Federal Reserve Bank; a wheat field in Manhattan; unusual occupations; a Japanese ritual to assure good fortune; an 1884 murder described by Edgar Allan Poe in 1838 in "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym."
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.
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 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.