Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein

Posted by TacieJ on September 27, 2008 in TV general, TV summaries/critiques |

Episode – When Elephants Attack

This is a show worth watching for elephant conservation.

Elephants are afraid of bees. It’s interesting. Then again the African Killer Bees are something of which to be afraid.  One farm in Kenya or Tanzania was using a bee fence to keep the elephants from eating their crops. They had 86% less elephant damage than the farm next door that didn’t have a bee fence.  The farm also did a test to show that the sound of bees (that wonderful elephant memory at work) causes the elephants to leave.  And the older elephants thus teach the younger ones that this sound is bad – run away.  The farm test bee buzzing and a white noise on the same frequency as the buzz. The white noise got no reaction from the elephants. Watch the episode, it’s at the end.

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Into The Unknown with Josh Bernstein

Posted by TacieJ on August 29, 2008 in TV general, TV summaries/critiques |

Josh Bernstein has done it again. He’s created a new show, Into the Unknown, that is both entertaining and educational. I was a big fan of his show on the History Channel – Digging for the Truth. Now he has a similar style show on Discovery – Into the Unknown.  I do miss the Indiana Jones style hat.

What I like about Josh’s show is that he’s very respectful of the cultures and religions he’s exploring. He’s also very respectful of the history that he is exploring – and he looks good in a kilt (see the Roman Gladiator episode). 😀  It seems he’s not afraid of showing that he dosn’t know something. And he always seems interested in what his interveiwee are saying. And he doesn’t seem to ask stupid questions or “dumb down” the program.

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