If Your Life Was on the Line, Would You Know What to Do? “Do or Die” Premieres Tonight

Life happens fast. And in an instant, disaster could strike. A poisonous snakebite, a rushing tsunami, a skydiving mishap or a brake failure. When the choices you make mean the difference between life and death, what would you do?

On Thursday, Jan. 2, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, National Geographic Channel presents the compelling new series “Do or Die.” In each episode, we tell the stories of real people caught in desperate situations, and offer viewers the choices these individuals faced in their struggle to survive. Through caught-on-tape moments and CGI, “Do or Die” is virtually at the scene of a life-or-death situation. But before finding out how the hero survives, viewers can put their own instincts to the test by evaluating three survival options for each scenario — two of which could be deadly.

We give you the facts that will improve your odds of survival the next time you’re in a “Do or Die” moment. With only a few seconds to react, would you make it out alive?

Tonight at 10P on “Do or Die: Raging Bull,” run for cover as an enraged fighting bull lunges into a crowd of spectators. Learn about the bull’s 360-degree vision and how crowd noises can raise a bull’s heart rate, making it even more ready to strike. Then, see what happens when a stuck gas pedal propels a terrified woman down the road at nearly 120 mph. Would you use the emergency break, jam the car into neutral or turn off the engine? Finally, experience a vacation gone horribly wrong as a mammoth wave washes over a pair of unsuspecting tourists on a treacherous breakwater.

New Series Do or Die Premieres Thursday, Jan. 2, at 10 & 10:30 on National Geographic Channel