Archives for June, 2013

Celebrating the Truth (And the Lies)

60 percent of people lie at least once during a 10 minute conversation, and on average, tell two or three lies during that time. At least this is true according to a study of 121 college graduate students conducted by University of Massachusetts-Amherst psychologist Robert Feldman. In this week’s episode of Brain Games, Jason Silva…

Getting Off The Grid

If you’re living off the grid in Alaska, you’re always living life on the edge. It’s amazing the persistence and will power every member of Life Below Zero continues to show us, but why do they do it? There always seems to be some sort of monstrous threat to survival in these remote locations. This…

A Full Tank Disaster

A trip to the paradise should be a reason to celebrate; but Living Color’s new tank assignment in the beautiful Grand Cayman Islands is proving to be more difficult than they had anticipated. Trish and Claude Yonnet have commissioned Fish Tank Kings to build their dream centerpiece in their newly-constructed beach home. The only problem…

Trouble On The Slopes

“Caught up in the craze and unaware of the imminent danger, our producer was unable to get out of the way in time as the 1000 lbs. wall ride crashed down around him.” By Liz Hyde, Associate Producer, Mountain Movers The US Open shoot went extremely well for the first couple of days. SPT was…

Five Animal Adrenaline Junkies

Human daredevils are addicted to adrenaline: the greater the risk – the bigger the rush. But some animals put their lives on the line every day; not for fun – but survival. On Ultimate Animal Countdown, we’re counting down the top ten animal adrenaline junkies to find out who takes the biggest risks, leaving bodies…

‘Million-Dollar’ Super Fish

Tonight on Destination WILD’s Superfish, follow Rick Rosenthal, marine biologist and filmmaker, into the secret world of our oceans to catch a glimpse of the giant Bluefin tuna. The Atlantic Bluefin tuna, one of the largest predatory fish in the world’s great oceans, can be up to 10 feet long, weighing in at over 1,000…

“Favorite Places Off The Map” Week 5

Wow!  It’s hard to believe another week has gone by. It’s even harder to believe that our “Favorite Places Off the Map”  contest is almost over! You have just a few more weeks to submit a pic via Instagram with the hashtag #NGCTakesYou for a chance to win a digital camera and some really cool…

Sex: How it Works

Let’s talk about sex, baby. It brings us pleasure, it can cause us heartache, and it is a necessary function to sustain life. But how much do we know about how sex works? We’re leaving the snickering behind and diving into the science behind arousal, orgasms, partner preference, and sexual dysfunctions. We’ll take a fascinating…

Take the Final Challenge and Reveal Your Total Brain Profile

Have you been taking the weekly Brain Challenges? If so, it’s the week you’ve been waiting for — the final challenge is here! It’s the last piece of the puzzle to discover your complete brain profile. For the last challenge, we’re testing your lie-detecting skills. Think you’re good at telling fact from fiction? Click on…

Unusual Professions “You Do What?!”

Everyday, millions of Americans go to work.  Most have traditional careers and strive for a life of normalcy and creature comforts.  However, there are some people that have professions that are on the fringe.  Dynamic jobs that many would find strange, and even, taboo.  Here are some of the odd jobs that we’ll be talking…