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@raijin (10373)
Philippines
November 8, 2007 5:32am CST
Just last night I saw another interesting documentary series on Nat'l Geographic Channel, the series title was TRAPPED. As for their first installment, they featured the Uruguay Football team that were stuck in Andes mountain for almost 70 days. Their only means of survival is by eating the flesh of their dead co-passengers (cannibalism), which is the most taboo thing for us modern day men. Only 17 of them has survived, for a total of 45 men boarded on that plane. They were rescued just right before Christmas eve, December 22, to be precise. It was such a good news for families who haven't lost their hopes yet for believing that their loved one's are still alive, as it was a very wonderful Christmas gift to have them back. Now, my question is not about Christmas or about the history of that particular incident. But that of the channel, if you are familiar to it. What shows do you watch on National Geographic, do you always look forward to learning something by watching this channel? Wishing everyone a great day, enjoy and goodluck on posting!;)
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@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
hi raijin. I just want to say that I saw the movie "Alive" and it was the true story of that team. Anyway, when it comes to National Geographic, I like to watch their show, "Seconds before Disaster". I think that's the right title. They investigate what was the root cause of a particular tragic incident, be it a collapsed building or someting that had claimed lots of lives. I also like to watch their shows concerning Egypt and the Pharaohs(if that's the right spelling). I've also seen a show they have featured concerning the origin of the Great Wall of China and why and how it was constructed. Sometimes when they show animal creatures, I let my son watch them so he can be familiar with what they look like and what they are called.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
Yes, the movie Alive is based on that story. However, the documentary by NGC allowed me to understand more what really happened and how they managed to survive. It's a chilling story, but their will to survive has put them to where they are right now!;) Seconds from disaster is also a great series, every story they showcase on it are also based on true events. There's also one that I love watching every wednesday noght here, Situation Critical is the title of the show!;)
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
One is never sure in-case that happens, so be sure to always pray and hope we don't have to be in that situation just to test our will and determination!;)
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
8 Nov 07
Hi raijin,i like to watch the ocean and wildlife episodes by National Geographic,i sometimes watch the real life happenings/accidents but do not care much for them because it bothers me to see destruction and pain that people experience. Peanutjar:)
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
Thank you peany, I know what you mean about those horrible scenes.. I watch them in hoping I could learn something about it, to become more vigilant and aware of my environment. I also love watching ocean and wildlife, and other programs that deals with animals and their nature of behavior!;)
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
Sorry for the first sentence typo, it should be read as PEANUT and not peany..