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Discovery's Online 2012 Merry Marathons
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Monday, Dec 24 (available until Monday, Dec 31)
CANADA'S WORST DRIVER: Season 8
Ride shotgun with Season 8's bumper crop of terrible drivers through this eight-episode marathon. From the first key in the ignition, to the final slamming of the brakes, stay off the streets and watch the entire season unfold! This 10-episode marathon is kicked off and capped with the one-hour CANADA'S WORST DRIVER: YOU ASKED! special that answers viewers' questions about the series.
Tuesday, Dec 25 (available until Tuesday, Jan 1)
HIGHWAY THRU HELL
With the highest-rated series premiere ever aired on Discovery, the inaugural season of HIGHWAY THRU HELL was a monster hit! And fans of the series can look forward to a special gift during this 10-episode marathon - a new, never-before-seen bonus episode at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT)! - as Discovery returns to the Coquihalla Highway with Jamie Davis and his heavy rescue crew. And with another winter season just around the corner, there is no shortage of new stories - both harrowing and heroic - on the Coquihalla Highway.
Wednesday, Dec 26 (available until Wednesday, Jan 2)
GOLD RUSH: Season 2
What a difference a year makes. Head back to the mines with Todd Hoffman and his crew for a 16-episode marathon presentation of Season 2 of GOLD RUSH as six down-on-their luck men from Oregon risk everything in an attempt to strike it rich in the wilderness of Alaska. Hoffman leads this group of inexperienced miners - with only one rookie season under their belts - back to the mine they've leased at Porcupine Creek to finish what they started.
Thursday, Dec 27 (available until Thursday, Jan 3)
HOW IT'S MADE: Season 19
Watch How It's Made and learn how raw metals and plastics commingle with one another to make everyday objects. Peek into the factories, workshops and assembly floors and see the creation process unfold.
Friday, Dec 28 (available until Friday, Jan 4)
Statistically safer than car and train travel, thousands of airline passengers board flights everyday without hesitation. But when airline disaster strikes, it is often catastrophic. From structural failures and design flaws, to complex computer systems that even cabin crews don't fully understand, this 19-episode marathon of MAYDAY combines compelling human drama and detailed aviation science to reveal the unsettling truth that aviation safety improves one crash at a time.
Sunday, Dec 30 (available until Sunday, Jan 6)
Think bootleggers, backwoods stills and "white lightning" are things of the past? Hardly! It's a thriving multi-million dollar industry - though clandestine and illegal. MOONSHINERS, a fascinating seven-episode marathon, tells the story of those who brew their shine - often in the woods near their homes using camouflaged equipment - and the local authorities who try to keep them honest.
Monday, Dec 31 (available until Monday, Jan 7)
From 19th century vampire hunting kits and softball-sized meteorites, to a genuine Nazi handbook, AUCTION KINGS captures the emotional journey of discovering one-of-a-kind riches - or disappointing rags. The bidders and sellers come from all walks of life, looking to make money, buy a unique piece or simply enjoy the excitement of winning a hidden gem. Showcasing one of the most storied auction houses, Gallery 63 and its owner Paul Brown, each half-hour program in this 32-episode marathon follows four or five featured items, from intake to the auction block.
Wednesday, Jan 2 (available until Wednesday, Jan 9)
Thrill-seeking city slickers head to Oklahoma to submerge themselves in murky waters to catch catfish with their bare hands and feet in this nine-episode marathon. Led by Oklahoma hand-fishermen and self-proclaimed hillbillies Skipper Bivins and Trent Jackson, city folk get a taste of the redneck lifestyle by going through the paces of noodling catfish with no fishing rods and no hooks. The only lures are fingers and toes - which, incidentally, can be just as attractive to the snakes, beavers, muskrats, and snapping turtles that take over abandoned catfish holes...
Thursday, Jan 3 (available until Thursday, Jan 10)
CANADA'S GREATEST KNOW IT ALL: Season 1
CANADA'S GREATEST KNOW-IT-ALL features 10 of Canada's biggest self-proclaimed smarties, competing head-to-head in a supersized arena of grit and wit. With physical and mental challenges designed to test their superior knowledge, problem-solving skills, leadership, cooperation and game-playing strategy, this eight-part brains-and-brawn series was the perfect forum to test their mettle. Under the eye of host Daniel Fathers, they competed with each other and against each other in 24 challenges designed to prove which one of them knew the most about a lot of different stuff - how things are engineered, driven, built, powered, floated and even blown up! Catch up with the original CGKIAs in this eight-episode marathon just ahead of the highly-anticipated Season 2 premiere on Jan. 14!
Friday, Jan 4 (available until Friday, Jan 11)
Determined gold miners from around the world seek their fortunes in the dangerous and gold-rich jungles of Ghana, Africa's second largest gold-producing country. Catch up on the first six hours of this gripping new series which follows American prospectors George Wright and Scott Lomu, two hard working men who risk it all to strike it rich as part of a golden plan to recover the real estate crash of 2008 which cost them everything they had.
Saturday, Jan 5 (available until Saturday, Jan 12)
BERING SEA GOLD: UNDER THE ICE
The winters are brutal in Nome, Alaska, a frontier town in a world where few curiosities remain. There's a new kind of gold rush going on here, and it's unlike any other. This seven-episode marathon of BERING SEA GOLD: UNDER THE ICE follows daring gold miners who set their sights on gold far beneath 1.2-metres of solid ice on the Bering Sea floor. Fierce conditions won't deter these gold-hungry men and woman, and after cutting through the ice to reach the black sea waters below, the adventure begins. Only an omnipresent fear of death and the physiological and psychological effects of cold water diving under solid ice - including hypothermia, hypoxia, hypercapnia, vertigo, and frostbite - separate these miners from their fortunes...and from peril.
Be sure to check out marathons on the following sites too:
Discovery World, click here.
Science, click here.
Animal Planet, click here.
You can also watch Discovery's Holiday Marathons on-the-go. Download Discovery App for iOS here.