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Behavior expert Daniel Pink is showing us how to use diabolical psychology for the greater good in this weekly video series, “Rule Your World.” No matter what you do for a living you’re selling all the time. Your product, your service, your idea… yourself. So how can you do it better? Well, we’ve got a…

Tonight on Eric Greenspan is Hungry, Eric and Mauzner head down to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana to uncover the self-proclaimed crawfish capitol of the world. Along the way they meet with the locals who steer the out-of-towners in the right direction when it comes to catching and cooking mudbugs. The boys find themselves deep in the…

Tonight on Chug, Zane visits Austria for a first-hand encounter with cold-weather concoctions, local beers, and a unique way to down freshly made wine in frosty cold mugs. Since most of the Northern Hemisphere is hunkering down for winter right this very moment, Zane’s encounter with Austria’s choice winter tipple, Schnaps, proves relevant for those…

Salzburg is surrounded by the Alpine mountains and the country’s highest peaks are along its border. Hiking and skiing are popular activities enjoyed by both locals and tourists and cable-car rides that give patrons a birds-eye view of the valleys below is also a very popular activity. Salzburg is home to variety of tourist eye-candy—Salzburg…

Kava: Fiji’s National Drink

Bula! Welcome to Fiji, Zane Lamprey’s next stop on Chug! One of the most remote places in the world, Fiji is located in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean where the natives cherish a unique drinking tradition, the Kava Ceremony. Fiji Kava is used as a symbol to bring two groups of people together in…

The Mamanuca Islands of Fiji are an archipelago of about 20 islands. Although maybe Chuck Noland and Wilson the volleyball might disagree (the movie Castaway was filmed on one of the islands), the islands are, quite literally, heaven on earth. Similar to Hawai’i, the volcanic islands are home to pristine waters, unique flora and fauna…

Behavior expert Daniel Pink is showing us how to use diabolical psychology for the greater good in this weekly video series. Humans have limits to what they can focus on at any given moment. So if you can only pay attention to one thing, you better prioritize the thing that’s threatening you. People routinely succumb…

The first season of Live Free or Die comes to an end tonight, and with it concludes the cast’s bizarre DIY crafts and interesting diets. And though the show’s producers dedicated plenty of screen time to the beliefs and ideological motivations of each “back-to-nature” subject, the show really shone when the cast members put their…

Alligator gar are perhaps one of the most ancient fish to inhabit US fresh waters. Often referred to as “living fossils” alligator gar have gained their reputation due to the fact that the species has remained relatively unchanged biologically for the past 100 million years. The prehistoric relatives of this snaggle-toothed megafish were found in…

Next stop on Chug: Sydney, Australia. Zane discovers the beer drinking culture in one of the world’s skimpiest clad beach towns, Bondi; and then chugs up the Chain Gang Trail to the town of Wollombi where the locals meet and bond over Jungle Juice, a drink made to make you quiver. Little does Zane realize,…

Everyone knows the distinctive seashell-like structure of the Sydney Opera House as the icon of Australia’s capital. Since it’s opening in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is one of Australia’s greatest tourist attractions and a celebrated hub of music and culture. Overlooking the Sydney harbor, this architectural masterpiece took 16 years to build, with 4 years alone dedicated…

Speed. Power. Intelligence. Stealth. Beauty. For millions of years, big cats have stood atop the food chain as treasured icons of the wild, but as civilization has expanded, their habitat has decreased. Today every big cat species in the world is endangered, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars and cougars. For five years, Nat Geo WILD…

Working hard. Playing hard. So many of us, especially adolescents are “Sleepless in America”, exhausted before the alarm even rings. And guess what? There is a hot debate brewing over whether or not something can be done about it, starting with our school systems. Read on for thoughts on the ongoing debate from from health,…

What if we could make the DMV a happier place by adding a little laughter? Or curb America’s speeding epidemic without issuing a single ticket? Or reduce the rate of pedestrian collisions by making it worth the wait at the crosswalk? On tonight’s series premiere of Crowd Control, viewers will discover that sometimes all you…

Rum company owner, world traveler, and drink aficionado, Zane Lamprey, travels the globe to explore drinking customs and cultures by tossing back a few with the locals in the all-new series Chug. As he explores the libations of the region, Zane visits watering holes, breweries, distilleries, and wineries. In every episode, he journeys by train…

The Batu Caves of Kuala Lumpur are a popular destination for both tourists and worshipers alike. Outside of the caves stands a 140-ft statue of Lord Murugan, the Hindu God of War, who is said to vanquish demons with his lance. The annual Thaipusam Festival, which brings thousands of Hindu worshipers who pierce their bodies…

Junk food is a universal language. No matter what culture you’re from, chances are you enjoy grazing on salty, sweet or savory snacks from time to time, partaking in a global tradition of gluttony. Snack food is an enormous global market, grossing nearly $400 billion in the past year. While fruit and chocolate are universally adored…

We’re hardwired to seek out sweets. For millions of years, our diet was filled with the most colorful, richest fruit from the tops of the tree canopy in the rain forest. When climates changed and our traditional sources of energy dwindled, many species died along with that disappearing bounty, but those with the ability to…

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Mathew Ramsey, self-proclaimed photographer/chef gone weird and creator of the popular website PornBurger, recently invited us into the kitchen to watch as he created the mouthwatering “Bill U Murray Me?” burger. Described as a “looker with a heart of gold,” this marvel of a burger is seared on the outside, medium rare on the inside…

For all the kitchen gadgets you never knew you needed, there’s an As Seen on TV commercial for that. From the Slap Chop to the Grill Glove, the bizarre products that light up your television screen at 2 a.m. offer the promise of a new life enhanced by technology, a utopian existence where you can stir…

Though the cast of Live Free Or Die are positioned as back-to-nature technophobes, they’re also children of modern society who know precisely when to take ethical shortcuts that don’t compromise their values too much. Put another way, they’ll use technology if there is no reliable workaround. Colbert occasionally drives a truck; he also has a hunting rife in…

Written by Alex Mazzarisi Located in the heart of Prague, Old Town Prague or Staroměstské náměstí as the locals call it, is an ancient settlement, founded in the 12th century. Once the hub of medieval market activity, the square is now home to  historical monuments and tourist attractions including Old Town Hall Tower & Astronomical Clock,…

It’s been a long road for the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft; but after 10 years of interplanetary travel, the time has finally come for the probe to land on its high-speed target: comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. With only hours left until the lander Philae is scheduled to touch down on the comet’s surface, the next 24 hours are…

Dream of a time when beer was safer to drink than water. A time when lobster was considered garbage and caviar was so plentiful it was a free bar snack. Could you imagine a time when people who couldn’t afford to indulge in sugary treats cosmetically blackened their teeth to appear wealthy? Or how about…