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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a home for ill and injured sea turtles; taking birds to breakfast in Hong Kong; brain surgery; the Dome of the Rock on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem; the Black Christ of Esquipulas; initiation rites of Buddhist monks. 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 man who spent a lifetime compiling the Oxford English Dictionary; a Greek fire-walking ritual honoring Christian saints; a mammal that must eat every two or three hours or die; a developing fetus filmed in the womb.
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.
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 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.