August 29, 2016 Leonardo da Vinci: The Restoration of the Century The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne is one of the most beautiful paintings in the world. It is also one of the most mysterious. Disfigured and even jeopardised by “repairs” and by the successive layers of varnish applied to it over the centuries, it was also in very bad condition. To save the painting, it had to be restored. The spectacular operation, the likes of which occurs only once a century, took over three years to complete. The complex and outstanding restoration process provided a unique opportunity to get as close as possible to the painting, to how it was originally painted, and to better understand the complex relationship Leonardo da Vinci had with one of his finest masterpieces.
August 24, 2016 Ruben's Elevator Seventy-five year old Ruben Pardo is the oldest elevator manual operator in Los Angeles. For six days a week over the past 40 years, he has helped the patrons of the Art Deco marvel at 5514 Wilshire Blvd “up and down” while enlightening them with positive musings on the simple joys of life. Congrats on 40 years Ruben!
August 23, 2016 Enter the Deadliest Garden in the World Locked behind black steel doors in Northumberland, England, the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle grows around 100 infamous killers. From deadly nightshade to hemlock, the only way a plant can take root in this garden is if it is lethal to humans. Created by the Duchess of Northumberland, this is one garden where you won't want to stop and smell the flowers.
August 22, 2016 Luciano Rosso Does Yma Sumac's Gopher Mambo Actor Luciano Rosso, known for Rasputin (2010), Il Giardino di Semir (2011) and Einstein (2008) selfie-lip syncs Yma Sumac's Gopher Mambo — a song used in the films Ordinary Decent Criminal, Happy Texas, Spy Games, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, among others.
August 18, 2016 Hunter S. Thompson Meets a Hell's Angel In this extremely staged clip from 1967, Hunter S.Thompson comes face to face with a member of the Hell's Angels. Thompson became known internationally for his book Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. He spent a year living and riding with the Angels, experiencing their lives and hearing their stories first hand. The biker says 60% of the book is "cheap trash".
August 16, 2016 Got a Pest Problem? Call the Quack Squad They’re short, they waddle, and they’re coming to eat the snails. Meet the quack squad, nature’s very own pest control. Every morning, duck farmer Denzel Metthys releases over 1,000 Indian Runner ducks on the Vergenoegd Winery in South Africa. Trained to march in a long line en route to the vineyard, these ducks mean business.
August 15, 2016 Off the Grid on a Homemade Island Floating off the coast of Vancouver Island, a 45-minute boat ride to the nearest town, is a sustainable island fortress complete with a dance floor, art gallery and garden. For artists Catherine King and Wayne Adams, this is home: a labor of love 24 years in the making.
August 12, 2016
Rolling Stone Do Rice Krispies Brian Jones co-wrote this jingle with the J. Walter Thompson ad agency (who had Rice Krispies as a client) for the princely sum of 400 pounds. It was only shown in the United Kingdom in 1964 which is why no one from the States can remember seeing this when it was shown. Brian really wailing on harmonica on this one and Keith's playing some really funky guitar.
August 10, 2016 The Lone Man Building a Cathedral By Hand For 53 years, Justo Gallego has been building a cathedral by hand on the outskirts of Madrid almost entirely by himself. Gallego has no formal architecture or construction training, but that hasn't stopped him from toiling on this herculean task. At 90 years old, Gallego knows that he will not be able to finish the project in his lifetime. But he keeps at it anyway, day after day, driven by his faith.
August 8, 2016 The Doubt Machine Investigative journalist, Bruce Livesey has teamed up with TRNN to make a documentary to expose the Koch brothers’ war on the environment and their plan to influence the 2016 elections - and we need your help.
August 5, 2016 The World's Biggest Asshole After all the arguments, lack of tips and constantly sending back food I finally learned the name of my worst customer, Coleman Sweeney. And I'll never forget it.
August 2, 2016 Marlene Dietrich on Sex Symbols "I have never used my body. I have played roles where the legs were used and the body was used but in life, I have never done that" - Marlene Dietrich in 1969
August 1, 2016 Microburst Over Phoenix, Arizona Time lapses of the evolution of a strong microburst (from a severe warned stormed) captured from Phoenix Sky Harbor international airport. The microburst happened just south of the airport in South Phoenix / Foothills area on July 18, 2016. Heavy rain from this storm eventually promoted a flash flood warning from the Phoenix National Weather Service.