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 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.
Sleep research; Einstein's brain; a wedding performed in a tub; how visual brain waves can assist the handicapped; a Japanese ritual battle to ensure a bountiful harvest; a mountain village where people dress up as wild bears. Hosts: Jack and Holly Palance.
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.
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.
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 on an Italian inventor who bilked the French government of $100 million; a Japanese game show that tests contestants' courage; automobile safety equipment; technology to aid the disabled; a man who collects junk mail. Jack Palance, Marie Osmond.
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.
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.
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 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: 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.
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.
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.
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."