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.
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.
Segments: new forms of poetry; the first man to ski down Mount Everest; illusions of perception; a million-dollar marathon bingo game; a speed talker; and ambiguous drawings. Hosts: Jack and Holly Palance.
Segments include the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre; sleep research; facial surgery; man-made and natural oddities; an artificial hand; a circular auto; and a vending machine that pays out money. Hosts: Jack and Holly Palance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crime-prevention techniques; reconstructing faces from skulls; how a slave won freedom with a snake bite; controlling the weather; how to make sea water drinkable; milk-carton boats; water that can cut through steel. Hosts: Jack and Holly Palance.
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.
Segments include the unusual odyssey of Eva Peron's corpse; giant vegetables; an experiment with plants to determine if they feel pain. Also: a feature on earthquakes includes the Richter scale, disaster preparedness.
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.
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.
Hypnotism in medical science; Hugo Ball's "sound poetry"; the five-year photographic journey of a red couch across America; Chef Klinmahon from Thailand; and famous faces that adorn U.S. currency. Marie Osmond joins Jack Palance as co-host.