May – 2012 – Nat Geo TV Blogs

Archives for May, 2012

Locked Up Abroad Travel Lessons: Cocaine Mule Mom

Peru holds some of Earth’s most cherished landmarks and ancient mysteries: the Amazon, Andes Mountains, Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu and the Nazca lines to name a few. The ancient Inca centered their empire in Peru, and their presence is still felt in modern times. One of the Inca traditions that has not only survived but…

Amish Out of Order Recap With Mose: Mending Fences

The following is written by ex-Amish community leader Mose Gingerich who’s featured on the new series Amish: Out of Order: About Last Week’s Episode: A Camry Hybrid running out of gas…. Right! So in my good ole Camry’s defense, there was just a little more to this then just running out of gas. My trusted…

Meet America’s Not-So-Modern Family: The Hutterites

The Hutterite community—one of the country’s least understood cultures—live in a world where all resources are shared, everyone dresses similarly and nearly everyone is related. But in this colony of pacifists, it’s not all about farming and milking cows. This family lives together, works together and worships God together seven days a week, 365 days…

The Untamed Americas Photo Contest: Week Three Photos

Hope you all had a fantastic Memorial Day – from the looks of it, a few of you got out on the road over the long weekend and took some stunning photos! With just two weeks until the premiere of Untamed Americas, we’ll be sharing a photo a day on Instagram featuring some of the…

Animal or God: The Cults of Ancient Egypt

Throughout history animals have played a significant role in religious rituals. From sacrificial offerings to manifestations of gods, the roots of animal worship are complex.  One of the most well documented cases of humans worshiping animals takes place in Ancient Egypt. Sculptures and drawings dating as far back as the fourth millennium BC provide clues…

Bad Omens: Animal Superstitions

While many animals are celebrated in cultures as symbols of good tidings and fortune, not all animals are so highly esteemed. There are some animals in Western Culture of which people are consistently wary, especially when these animals make an unexpected appearance. Such animals are considered by some to be bad omens and sometimes even…

Memorial Day Special: Witness G.I. Homecoming

Told exclusively through home-video footage and personal stories of soldiers and their loved ones, Witness: G.I. Homecoming reveals the emotional stories behind some of the most memorable and highest-viewed surprise reunion videos as told by the men and women whose sacrifices made them happen. Since 9/11, more than two million American service people have deployed…

Wicked Tuna: Who’s the Villain? Pirate vs. Ralph

A hard season with little money to show has taken its toll on the crew of the Odysea, leading Captain Ralph to lash out at his first mate Pirate. The more Ralph yells, the more Pirate tunes him out, leading to more mistakes from Pirate. Something has to give: either Pirate shapes up, or Ralph…

Cute or Terrifying: Animal Phobias

It may be  difficult to understand how anyone could be afraid of a family pet.  However, the fear of animals, known as zoophobia, is actually very common. This distress can be so intense the individual afflicted will arrange their day in order to avoid the panic they feel when they are confronted with their fears.…

Antivenom: A Brief History

People who handle or keep poisonous snakes have to consider that at some point, whether or not it is their fault, they might get bit. Getting antivenom to deal with the ensuing poisoning however, may not be a simple prospect. If the patient is not given the appropriate antivenom for that particular snake’s venom, the…