Archives for February, 2014

Pompeii By The Numbers

A city frozen in place by ash and lava, Pompeii is one of history’s strangest tales. Learn more about the city’s geography, ancient Rome and the explosion’s legacy with five Pompeii stats. 79: the year Mt. Vesuvius erupts, destroying Pompeii and nearby towns Herculaneum, Stabiae and Oplontis. The eruption was the most noteworthy event of…

Ball Lightning: Is It Myth Or Reality?

An enduring mystery of science, ball lightning is not your ordinary bolt. Described as an illuminated orb afloat in the sky, thousands of bystanders have reported seeing the phenomenon in action. Ball lightening sightings generally occur during thunderstorms, visible for less than 10 seconds before fading away. In How To Survive The End Of The…

Catching Up with Building Wild: Backwoods Bus

Spoiler Alert! If you want to watch this episode and not ruin the surprise, stop reading now! In Beartown, Vermont,  Paulie DiMeo and Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis, co-owners of the Cabin Kings are Building Wild for a fifth grade teacher who knows his way around a chalkboard, but isn’t sure what to do with power tools.…

Meet The Master Craftsmen of Mennonite Made

In Salem, Missouri, a community of devout men abide by two divine forces: their Mennonite faith and their carpentry craft. Mennonite Made follows a tight-knit crew of traditional Mennonites, who practice craftsmanship passed down through generations to build one-of-a-kind log homes. Spearheading the log home crew are owner Norman Troyer and his family of crewmates: his…

What You Missed on Ultimate Survival Alaska: Bear Kingdom

In the ninth leg of Ultimate Survival Alaska, the three remaining teams must cross Kodiak brown bear country at Afognak Island with the salmon spawn in full swing. The question isn’t if, but when the competitors are going to be face-to-face with the dangerous predators. The teams must cross 31 miles of bear-packed wilderness to…

New Boat ‘Hot Tuna’ Makes a Splash Last Night on Wicked Tuna

The competition was fierce last night on the season 3 premiere of Wicked Tuna. Hot Tuna Captain TJ Ott may be new in town, but he’s a familiar face to The Pin Wheel Captain Tyler McLaughlin. Tyler was TJ’s first mate for four years, and worked exclusively on the Hot Tuna before going off to…

Watch Online: New LIVE After Show, Reel Talk, Premieres Tonight After Wicked Tuna

Tonight, directly after the season premiere of Wicked Tuna, check out the all-new web series Reel Talk for our first-ever LIVE After Show. Things kick off tonight at 10P with captains Dave Carraro, Paul Hebert, and TJ Ott. The Wicked Pissah and FV-Tuna.com captains will talk old rivalries and new Bluefin tuna fishing adventures, while Wicked Tuna’s newest captain…

Wicked Tuna is Back This Sunday!

Wicked Tuna returns for a third season this Sunday at 9P. New captains and old rivalries heat up the competition. With the first fish of the season on the line, the fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts set out for Jeffrey’s Ledge in hopes of making the first catch of the North Atlantic Bluefin Tuna season. Hot-shot…

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With These Nerdy Valentines

Happy Valentine’s Day! Celebrate love (and your inner-geek) with these Brain Games Valentines.  

Catching up with Building Wild: Log Jam Recap

Spoiler Alert! If you want to watch this episode and not ruin the surprise, stop reading now! In rural New York, Paulie DiMeo and Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis, co-owners of the Cabin Kings are Building Wild and cranking up dueling chainsaws to build a cabin fit for father and son loggers. Pat and Ryan Sweeney have…