Picks and Pans Review: Josh Bernstein Tour Guide De Force

updated 08/25/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/25/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

• The adventurer is off on the trail of mankind's big mysteries (including Noah's Ark) for his new Discovery series Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein, premiering Aug. 18.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE EXPLORATIONS ON THE SHOW? There's two. The first is answering the question, could life exist on Mars? We're working with cutting-edge scientists who have a lot of knowledge about the universe. The other story is living with the Anga in Papua New Guinea. Watching them resurrect a secret tradition was mind-blowing.

WHAT SCARES YOU? I have a pretty broad comfort zone. I love to climb, to hike, to rappel, to dive. I'm not a fan of bungee jumping.

AND HOW DID YOU LIKE BEING ONE OF PEOPLE'S SEXIEST MEN? I was out of the country for a lot of that—I'm always gone. But my mom thoroughly enjoyed it.

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