Archives for May, 2013

#ASKaFISH: Tweet With Times Square via Interactive Billboard

The Fish Tank Kings are back this Saturday with an all-new season filled with more mind-blowing, one-of-a-kind custom aquariums. To mark the occasion, we’re taking over a Times Square video billboard with a live stream of our very own interactive fish tank. But this isn’t just any aquarium, this tank is home to four fish…

Taking Down Vegas Mobsters

Frank Cullotta, a criminal associate of the Chicago mafia, arrived in Las Vegas in 1979. He was invited by his childhood friend, mob boss Anthony ‘The Ant’ Spilotro, a notorious mafia enforcer with a deadly reputation. Frank’s task is to set up a burglary crew in Sin City. Frank employs a corrupt insurance agent to…

Do you Rely on Logic or Intuition When it Comes to Decisions? Take the Challenge!

Every time you make a decision, your brain enters an often invisible battle between risk and reward. Through a series of interactive games, surprising experiments, and relatable experts, you’ll learn astonishing facts about how you make decisions – and how to get better at making them. Think you’re in charge of your own destiny? Do…

Polygamous Problems

The community of Centennial Park, Arizona, was founded by a group of fundamental Mormons seeking a safe haven to practice their religion, a religion that practices polygamy. In this modern day, the Elder’s of Centennial Park face a tremendous challenge trying to keep their young in the faith, while outside influences are constantly derailing their…

Photo Contest: “Favorite Places Off The Map” Week 1 & 2

It’s been a few weeks since we launched our “Favorite Places Off the Map” photo contest on Instagram and today we’re thrilled to share a few of the submissions so far. This is just a small taste of the amazing photography we’ve received. A quick search of the #NGCTakesYou hashtag is all it takes to…

Is it a Mirage?

In this week’s episode of Brain Games the team explores the things we think we see. Our brain processes an amazing amount of information and sometimes it takes short cuts to make sense of our world. This means that what you perceive may be different from what you are actually viewing. When you watch the…

Thanking Veterans Through a Week of Serious Fishing and Powerful Healing

Recovering service men and women leave Walter Reed Medical Center for a week of serious fishing and powerful healing. They take some of their first steps back in the civilian world and travel to Martha’s Vineyard where a community comes together and opens up their island and its fish-filled waters to the veterans who have…

Life Below Zero: Hunt, Barter, and Steal

As deep winter sets in, four Alaskans living in the remote bush must gather and manage scarce resources to ensure their survival. In isolated Kavik, deep within the Arctic circle, Sue Aikens faces a life-and-death challenge when she returns to camp to find that thieves have pilfered her winter fuel supply. She feared a bear…

Building Jumps for the Winter X Games

Written by: Liz Hyde, Associate Producer With a grand event like the Winter X Games, it only makes sense to have a very action-packed production, which we sure experienced. The stakes are higher than ever and these guys were trying day after day to not let the pressure get to them. Once I laid eyes…

Watch the 25th Annual Geo Bee Tonight

Yesterday, National Geographic celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Geo Bee and bid farewell to Alex Trebek as he hosted the Bee for the last time by heading to a new venue, the historic National Theatre in downtown Washington, DC. Typically, the event is hosted in our very own auditorium at National Geographic headquarters, but…