You may think you know the president, but do you know what it's like to be the President? From the mundane tasks to the madness we'll reveal the perks and perils of being the most powerful man in the world.
Las Vegas has a background far more diverse than gambling, mobsters, and broken dreams. Henry Rollings discovers that there's more to Sin City than meets the eye.
Explore the legacy of the F-14 fighter jet, one of America's greatest aerial weapons ever built. Witness first hand the last F-14 catapult launches and arrested trap landings aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Hear what the aviators and sailors, who have flown and maintained this iconic aircraft over the years, have to say about its long lived active duty career.
The American South has given us dozens of colorful words and phrases. Find out how these expressions originated and what they really mean.
Meet extraordinary people with real superpowers, including a man who claims his skull can withstand the impact of sledgehammers, bowling balls and even jackhammers.
More than a century after the "Miracle Year" in which he published many of his breakthrough papers, Einstein's ideas remain a living, vibrant influence.
See how one of the world's oldest, most dangerous and efficient cutting tools has evolved into various forms for a variety of purposes.
Walk like an Egyptian with the Pawn Stars when a mummified falcon creeps into the shop. Is this ancient bird destined to spend eternity with Rick, or will it fly out the door? Then, Rick and Chumlee call a timeout when an autographed Harlem Globetrotters basketball from 1978 bounces in. Will the deal be a slam-dunk or an air ball? And later, when a metal detector comes in from the nightshift, the Old Man and Chumlee borrow it to go treasure hunting against Rick's wishes. Will they strike gold before Rick strikes back?
Get ready to rock with the Pawn Stars when a guitar owned by music legend Stephen Stills strums through the door. Can Rick take the lead in the negotiation or will he end up getting played? Then, Corey tries to stay focused when a 1800s detective's camera comes into the shop. Will he be able to snap up a picture perfect deal or will he get shot down? And later, Chumlee faces off with Rick in a battle of wits. Will Rick be the smart money in this pawn showdown or can Chumlee beat the boss?
Explore fungal organisms that live within our bodies, grow beneath our feet, float in the air and help create some of the foods and beverages we consume.
Did the dinosaurs fall victim to a cosmic collision, or were they exterminated deliberately?
The Pawn Stars get an inside look at one of the most infamous crimes in American history when a man brings in a detective's case file from the Lindbergh baby kidnapping.
Explore the challenges and complexity of creating feasts for the largest and most ravenous crowds.
Rick takes a gamble on a broken-down one-person submarine. But will this deal sink the shop?
One of the best ways to get into professional auto racing is to start racing with your personal car, and over 130,000 Americans are giving it a try by racing their daily driver on weekends. But what if you want to try several different kinds of racing to see which you excel at? Could there be a daily driver that is competitive in many types of races? Tanner, Adam and Rutledge decide to find out when they each pick a competent daily driver then compete in a series of different, and increasingly out-there, races. Whoever chooses the best all-around race car will get to drive the ultimate toy for grown-ups when they race the exclusive street-legal Bowler rally car against an Enduro bike in the highlands of Scotland.
Las Vegas has an "anything goes" reputation, but there are some taboos that, if broken, can get a gambler relegated to Sin City's little black book.
Rick meets with a woman who is interested in selling a collection of postcards illustrated by Italian propaganda artist Adolfo Busi in this scene from "Smarty Pants."
See how it all began. Watch all your favorite shows with the guys who lived it, beginning Monday, October 20, at 8/7c.
America was growing in the 1800s, and railroads carried people to all corners of the country. But traveling by train wasn’t exactly comfortable or luxurious—until George Pullman designed his sleeping car.
Take a tour of New Salem, Illinois, the town Abraham Lincoln called home during his early 20's and helped mold the future president.
In 1920’s Chicago, the best food, music and drink could be found at one place-- The Green Mill. This speakeasy wasn’t just a hotspot for the locals; it was the favorite watering hole of legendary gangster Al Capone.
Americans eat about 45 billion sandwiches a year, which means we go through a lot of bread. When Otto Rohwedder invented the bread slicer, he had no idea how his machine would influence the world's eating habits.
When the Dalton Gang entered Coffeyville, Kansas, they had an audacious plan in mind—rob two banks. What the gang didn’t realize was that the local townspeople were not going to stand idly by and watch their be money stolen.
Rick calls in natural history consultant Tom Lindgren to assess an unusual mummified falcon in this scene from "Chummified."
In the midst of the Great Depression, the United States set out to tackle the issue of how to control the Colorado River. The answer came in the form of one of the countries greatest engineering challenges.
In 1990, robbers stole more than $300 million worth of artwork from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Go behind the scenes to learn how they did it.
In the 1970’s computers were big, expensive and not exactly user friendly. That all changed in 1982 with the release of the Commodore 64. What the Model-T did for the automobile industry, the C-64 for did for the computer industry.
Watch a preview for the new series Search for the Lost Giants, premiering Tuesday, November 4, at 10/9c.
Former Grand Master and 33rd Degree Mason Akram Elias discusses the possibility of hidden Masonic symbols on American money. Did these symbols, which can be found in ancient cultures around the world, come from an otherworldly source?
Juan Navarro, curator of the Paracas History Museum in Peru, shows Giorgio and David Childress a collection of strange, ancient skulls. The appearance of two small holes in the cranium of some of these elongated skulls (a rarity among the people of Paracas) leads Giorgio to speculate that they may actually be extraterrestrials.
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