05:23 PM EDT 08/29/2015
WATCH: One Naked and Afraid XL Survivalist Gets Pretty P'd Off – and That's Before She Gets Peed on!
Originally posted 08/28/2015 03:55PM
After failing to spear a stingray for dinner, Laura's bad luck (unfortunately) isn't quite over as the 29-year-old backcountry guide details the fishing expedition gone awry. Let's just say that, when she starts to get sprinkled on from the trees up above, it's not rain.
Double the Danger: Watch 'Ninja' Sharks Attack Prey With Their Teeth AND Tails in Exclusive Shark Week Clip
Originally posted 07/08/2015 02:45PM
The great white shark may be considered by many as one of the ocean's scariest predators, but let us introduce you to another contender: the thresher shark.
The thresher shark, found in tropical areas, uses both its teeth and tail to attack its prey.
Originally posted 06/10/2015 12:35PM
Guess these folks' pants weren't sufficiently scared off the first time ...
PEOPLE can exclusively announce that Discovery Channel is premiering a Naked and Afraid spin-off called Naked and Afraid XL on July 12. According to a release from the network, the show "is both a survival and societal challenge. How will these survivalists respond to each other? Will they band together as one large group or will they break apart into smaller groups to survive?"
As implied by its title, the competition is supersized, with 12 survivalists (six men and six women) enduring 40 days in the wild without the comfort or convenience of food, water and clothing.
Below, meet the cast, including special skills and trivia that might shed some light on their chances.
Originally posted 01/08/2015 08:00PM
Disappointed that the Discovery special Eaten Alive over-promised and under-delivered? You weren't alone.
Originally posted 12/10/2014 01:40PM
Whether there was a plane involved is unclear, but a star of the Discovery Channel's Swamp Brothers and his business partner have earned federal prison sentences for snake smuggling, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Originally posted 12/08/2014 12:00AM
It probably should have been called Squeezed Alive.
That's because Sunday's Discovery special Eaten Alive – which led viewers to believe that naturalist Paul Rosolie was going to get swallowed by a massive anaconda – never even got to the appetizer stage.
At worst, Rosolie nearly got the breath squeezed out of him before he called uncle and his team rushed out to save him. Never once did the 20-foot, 250 lb. anaconda ever swallow – much less bite the bejesus out of – Rosolie.
Originally posted 11/06/2014 09:05AM
Discovery Channel has another high-wire act planned for viewers – but this time, the wire's attached to a wildlife expert, so he won't be totally digested.
On Dec. 7, the cable net that just featured Nik Wallenda walking a high wire over Chicago will show naturalist Paul Rosolie getting eaten alive by an anaconda.
The network hasn't made any official announcement, but it began running promos during the Wallenda stunt to draw attention to its next extreme challenge.
Originally posted 11/02/2014 09:05PM
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Originally posted 11/02/2014 11:40AM
He has already crossed the Grand Canyon on a high wire without a harness, and on Sunday, master tightrope artist Nik Wallenda is set to face an equal challenge – this time, between two Chicago skyscrapers.
Originally posted 08/10/2014 06:30PM
Squid guts, puns about fins, nightmares – we can only be talking about one thing.
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