December – 2010 – Nat Geo TV Blogs

Archives for December, 2010

Nat Geo Channel’s Top 10 of 2010: #2 — Most "Don’t Play This at Work" Game

The Great Sperm Race GameOne of the best-slash-most hilarious moments in my professional life thus far would definitely have to be when a male co-worker of mine shouted from his desk, “I made it to the cervix!” I’m pretty sure if that happened in any other office setting, he would have been shot some nasty…

Nat Geo Channel’s Top 10 of 2010: #3 — Most "I Can See Animals… From Space!" Interactive

Great Migrations 3D Migration GlobeWhere are those zebras going?  Did you happen to see a herd of elephants go past? Questions like these don’t come up often, but when they do, it’s wise to be prepared. Get the in-depth info you’ll need to answer animal-migration inquiries likes these with the Great Migrations 3D Migration Globe.…

Nat Geo Channel’s Top 10 of 2010: #4 — Most "Can I Touch It?" Interactive

Lost Gold of the Dark Ages Treasure ViewerWho hasn’t dreamt of winning the Mega Millions? However, at least for me, this dream of becoming an instant millionaire always revolves around a gas station and a lotto ticket. For one man, his millionaire status came by way of a metal detector.  But far more important than the dollar…

Observing Monkeys

Deep in the tropical jungle wilderness of Gabon, red capped mangabeys swing through the trees and roam across the forest floor. This primate species is only found in a small area of central Africa, and very little is known about them. The red capped mangabey has unique markings, including a dark face, tufts of red…

Nat Geo Channel’s Top 10 of 2010: #5 — Most "Astronomically Geek-tastic" Interactive

Known Universe Solar-System BuilderIf you’ve ever wanted wreak havoc on a solar-system wide scale, have we got the online interactive experience for you!  Fling planets into wayward orbits, create a life-sustaining earth and then smash it into a neighboring gas giant, or maybe just maybe, build a nice, calm stellar backyard with planets settled into…

Nat Geo Channel’s Top 10 of 2010: #6 — Most "Gotta See the Next Pic!" Photo Gallery

Into the Lost Crystal Caves Photo Gallery Into the Lost Crystal Caves takes us nearly 1,000 feet below Earth’s surface in Naica, Mexico. These explorers have to wear specialized ice suits in order to keep their body temperature down, b/c in this cave the humidity is 100%. It is an incredible sight and amazing that…

Bee Infestation

© Spectrum Field Productions, LLC / Matthew Williams More than ten thousand people visit Billie Swamp Safari every month to get closer to the wildlife of the Everglades. But a swarm of bees have moved into a rental cabin, and the park staff need to move these insects out safely and swiftly. Bees live in…

Iguanas in the Everglades

Green iguanas are originally from Mexico and South America, but came to the United States in a number of ways. They stowed away on ships, escaped from private homes, were intentially released by exotic pet owners, or were brought to the States through natural disasters (like hurricanes). These reptiles are primarily herbivores, feeding on leaves,…

Endangered Gorillas

© Nat Geo Wild It’s possible that 100,000 endangered western lowland gorillas live in the lush, dense forests of the Congo Basin. But because of the thick rainforest habitat, it’s difficult for scientists to estimate how many of these animals are left in the wild. And since illegal hunting, logging and outbreaks of disease threaten…

Nat Geo Channel’s Top 10 of 2010: #7 — Most "What We Do Around the Office When We’re Bored" Video

Zebra Migration MockumentarySo, maybe I’m a little biased b/c Roy, my inflatable pet zebra, was one of the stars, but I’m still going to go ahead and give it up for the Zebra Migrations Spoof as the best mockumentary of all time, I mean..in 2010. Sometimes the perks of working at such a cool company…