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: 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.
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.
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.
Eskimo mummies; the birth of a whale; a computer that alters photos; a five-wheeled car; the city that inspired the mythical kingdom of Shangri-La; how cheetah cubs learn to hunt; a computer operated by eye power; the Dalai Lama's route to exile through the Himalayas.
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 "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 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.
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: 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.
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.
A mountain climber who uses no equipment; Japanese spas; a race across Death Valley and back. Also: a feature on Pearl Harbor includes Doolittle's raid, Japanese balloon bombs and the second surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
Professional venom collectors; floating in the Dead Sea; how the National Severe Storms Forecast Center predicts violent weather; why a sea cucumber turns inside out; customized cars; a boat made of marble; a house made of newspapers. Hosts: Jack and Holly Palance.
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.
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.
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.