Discovery Channel reveals ‘Survival Live’ it’s like a real-life ‘Hunger Games’

Discovery Channel is putting on a real life Hunger Games. At least that’s what the network’s new show, Survival Live (WT) sounds like to me — without the killing, of course. Eight contestants will compete for 42 days in the wilderness on what the network is billing as the first-ever live broadcast survival show.

The network describes it as a, “24/7 real time, multi-platform viewing experience where viewers will play a large role in each survivalist’s success or failure. The survivalists struggle will be streamed live, day and night, from the moment they are abandoned into the remote wilderness with only the clothes on their back. Viewers will have the ability to check out the survivalists biometric data to see who is physically struggling, and can elect to help them out. The survivalists will be able to build a relationship with the audience by talking to them through the cameras. That relationship could be the difference between failing to succeed on the first week or making it the full 42 days. To prosper, these survivalists will need the audience in their corner if they want to stay alive.”

In addition to pre-recorded episodes, there will be live ones where the weakest survivalist will be “extracted,” based on “how well they have demonstrated their skills and how well they have maintained themselves physically,” according to the network. At the end of 42 days, only one will remain.

Frankly, this set-up gives me the heebie-jeebies. (In my head I’m saying this like King Julian.) It sounds just a touch sinister…but these people are competing willingly, and it’s not actually deadly. Discovery is no stranger to survival shows: Naked and AfraidDual Survival, and Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell…who knew there were so many ways to strand people in the wild with video cameras? But, this one sounds like something you won’t want to miss, so be ready for it to hit later this year.

The Hollywood Reporter, who first broke the news, spoke to Eileen O’Neill, group president of Discovery and TLC Networks, who said that the show would likely be filmed somewhere in the Pacific Rim. I hope it’s somewhere balmy.

This Is What Happens When You Blow Soap Bubbles at -9°C !

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When the weather forecast announced about the unexpected cold from -9°C to -12°C (15,8°F), Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly decided to take an advantage of it in one truly creative way. Together with her 7-year-old son, Kelly combined the home-based remedies – dish soap, karo syrup, and water – and went out to blow bubbles and take pictures as they freeze and melt.

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Soon the two adventurers found themselves in awe while watching the frost create magical patterns in the freezing bubbles. The smaller ones would freeze momentarily, simply mid-air, and then they would fall down and scatter like thin glass chips. The bigger ones would manage to freeze more slowly on the surface, giving the photographer a chance to catch the artworks of the frost on camera. frozen-bubbles-angela-kelly-3 frozen-bubbles-angela-kelly-4 frozen-bubbles-angela-kelly-5

“We noted how they would freeze completely before the sun rose but that once the sun was in view they would defrost along the tops or cease freezing altogether.“ recalls Kelly to the KOMO News. “We also noted how they would begin to deflate and implode in on themselves making them look like alien shapes or in some cases shatter completely leaving them to look like a cracked egg.”

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The process and the results of the photoshoot were highly rewarding for the photographer and her little one. “Are we ever too old to play with bubbles?” Kelly asks rhetoricaly. “I really think that this is the most fun, unique and beautiful series I’ve done yet!”

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Christmas Turkey is roasted on the world’s most expensive cooker… a $500,000 Lamborghini Aventador!

Moment Christmas bird is roasted on the world's most expensive cooker... a £300,000 LAMBORGHINI

This is the moment a Christmas turkey was roasted on the world’s most expensive cooker – a £300,000(~ $500,000) Lamborghini.

Car blogger Tim Burton, from London, bought a fresh turkey and put the festive bird on the end of a pitchfork.

He then bravely stood behind the 700bhp Lamborghini Aventador and got the owner of the supercar to rev as hard as he could.

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Moment Christmas bird is roasted on the world's most expensive cooker... a £300,000 LAMBORGHINI

As the Italian motor reached a whopping 9,000 revs, huge flames spewed from its exhaust – blasting the turkey with extreme heat.

Mr Burton, who makes YouTube videos under the name Shmee150, stood while the bird was given the alternative Christmas roasting for more than ten minutes.

The result was a browned turkey – although the high octane method is unlikely to replace the oven around the country any time soon.

Moment Christmas bird is roasted on the world's most expensive cooker... a £300,000 LAMBORGHINI

Moment Christmas bird is roasted on the world's most expensive cooker... a £300,000 LAMBORGHINI

He said: ‘It is a standard Christmas ritual that I collect the turkey for our family lunch and this year I thought I’d try a new way to cook it.

‘I’m not sure I’d recommend this though unless you enjoy the taste of exhaust gases.’

Moment Christmas bird is roasted on the world's most expensive cooker... a £300,000 LAMBORGHINI