Science Channel's New Series WORLD'S STRANGEST to Debut 5/27

Science Channel's New Series WORLD'S STRANGEST to Debut 5/27

If we've learned one thing from the stories that have captured our Curiosity in recent headlines it is that the earth is a strange place. Mysterious discoveries, social Science wonders and unbelievable displays of nature gone wild, these stories have ensnared our fascination and provoked research in almost every discipline of science. Science Channel is capturing these earthly Oddities in the all-new series WORLD'S STRANGEST. Using a combination of real footage, eyewitness stories, and scientific rendering, this series will examine some of the oddest global events and the Science behind them. WORLD'S STRANGEST premieres on Science Channel Tuesday, May 27th at 8:00PM.

The premiere episode takes us to the outskirts of Louisiana, where the residents of the Lake Peigneur awoke to a terrifying scene: A Whirlpool - almost 80 feet in width - swirling in the middle of the lake and swallowing every car, tree, boat and house in its path. What could cause such an incredible - yet potentially deadly - episode? A government investigation was launched and with the use of geological Science imagining, the results were shocking.

"WORLD'S STRANGEST is The Science Channel spin on the travel genre. We're exploring the stories that are often inexplicable - occurrences in nature so bizarre they call for cutting-edge Science to explain," said Rita Mullin, General Manager of Science Channel.

Complete episode guide below: Interviews and exclusive clips available upon request.

Worlds Strangest: Places Series Premieres May 27 at 8:00PM ET/PT Residents of Louisiana's Lake Peigneur woke up one morning to find a huge whirlpool forming in the center of the lake. Within just 20 minutes, the whirlpool grew to over 80 feet in width and began swallowing trees, boats and even houses. What could have caused such a violent vortex in the middle of a stagnant lake? It turns out that an oilrig drilled a small hole into a salt mine that lay below. Given that salt dissolves in water, which means the 14-inch hole rapidly expanded into a terrifying 50 foot cavern. And since the bigger the hole the bigger the whirlpool, this one became powerful enough to eat up land, destroy boats and even swallow up the 150 foot oil rig that caused it. Addtional stories include low flying air zones in St Maartin, Eccentric shaped office buildings in Ohio, Toxic Waste Spas in Iceland, and Solar Death Ray farms in Spain.

World's Strangest: Explosions Premieres June 3 at 8:00PM Explosives are used for a huge range of military, industrial, and environmental uses, but surprisingly, they can also be used to make a valuable commodity - diamonds. All it takes is placing carbon under intense pressure from an explosion to produce industrial-quality diamonds. Since carbon is the basis of all life on earth, that also means that people can be made into diamonds. A company in Switzerland even uses ashes from the deceased and manufactures them into diamonds to be embedded into the jewelry setting of your choice. Life may end, but diamonds are forever.