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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Segments include a pilgrimage to Mecca; mixing nitroglycerin; the travels of Typhoid Mary; walking fish; predictions of life in the future; a controlled building demolition; a balloon race for a $100,000 prize. Jack and Holly 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.
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.
Segments on memorials for the dead; African wild dogs; a dog that drives a car; Nazi Germany's V-1 and V-2 rockets; South Pacific natives who have embraced the British game of cricket as a tribal rite. Jack and Holly Palance are the program hosts.
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.
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.
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 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.
Revolutionary crime-fighting techniques; a desperado who wrote poetry; airships, including the Hindenburg; monasteries in Greece; insects; life aboard Skylab; David Rice Atchison, the man who was President for a single day. Host: Jack Palance.
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.
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 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.