Life After People
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The Bodies Left Behind

Aired on Apr 21, 200943m

What if every human being on earth disappeared? What would happen to the world without us? Most bodies are embalmed, some are mummified, others cryogenically frozen... This is the story of what happens to earth after humans have vanished.

What if every human being on earth disappeared? What would happen to the world without us? Most bodies are embalmed, some are mummified, others cryogenically frozen... This is the story of what happens to earth after humans have vanished.

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Outbreak

Aired on Apr 28, 200943m

Pigs break loose, rabies spread, the Chicago river reverses. The fate of Big Ben, the Queen's pet corgis, Chicago's tallest buildings. This isn't the story of how we might vanish—it's the story of what happens to the world we leave behind.

Pigs break loose, rabies spread, the Chicago river reverses. The fate of Big Ben, the Queen's pet corgis, Chicago's tallest buildings. This isn't the story of how we might vanish—it's the story of what happens to the world we leave behind.

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The Capital Threat

Aired on May 05, 200944m

Nature attacks Washington DC and Los Angeles. The fate of the Constitution and other monuments. Wilted palm trees help spread a massive inferno, while another capital emerges in the Pacific Ocean.

Nature attacks Washington DC and Los Angeles. The fate of the Constitution and other monuments. Wilted palm trees help spread a massive inferno, while another capital emerges in the Pacific Ocean.

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Heavy Metal

Aired on May 12, 200944m

Precious metals reach their breaking point! Skyscrapers face collapse, bridges hang by a steel thread, and the nation's stash of gold is at stake. Breweries reveal untapped potential for disaster & horses make a surprising bid to survive.

Precious metals reach their breaking point! Skyscrapers face collapse, bridges hang by a steel thread, and the nation's stash of gold is at stake. Breweries reveal untapped potential for disaster & horses make a surprising bid to survive.

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The Invaders

Aired on May 19, 200944m

In a life after people, invasive animals and vines spread: pythons battle alligators, plants strip oxygen from lakes, and sandstorms invade Phoenix. Also, Shanghai sinks and Miami is submerged.

In a life after people, invasive animals and vines spread: pythons battle alligators, plants strip oxygen from lakes, and sandstorms invade Phoenix. Also, Shanghai sinks and Miami is submerged.

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Bound and Buried

Aired on May 26, 200945m

The fate of the treasures left entombed, like the mysterious Doomsday Vault, the Mona Lisa, and the Declaration of Independence. Also, Philadelphia's Liberty Bell cracks for good and San Francisco's cable cars and bridges snap.

The fate of the treasures left entombed, like the mysterious Doomsday Vault, the Mona Lisa, and the Declaration of Independence. Also, Philadelphia's Liberty Bell cracks for good and San Francisco's cable cars and bridges snap.

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Sin City Meltdown

Aired on Jun 02, 200944m

The apocalyptic future of our gambling meccas. In Las Vegas, a new rat pack takes over, wax figures of celebrities melt, and iconic hotels crumble. In Atlantic City, the ocean tears apart casinos, but the boardwalk refuses to be destroyed.

The apocalyptic future of our gambling meccas. In Las Vegas, a new rat pack takes over, wax figures of celebrities melt, and iconic hotels crumble. In Atlantic City, the ocean tears apart casinos, but the boardwalk refuses to be destroyed.

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Armed and Defenseless

Aired on Jun 09, 200944m

The fate of mankind's machinery of war: a sunken nuclear missile explodes, Pearl Harbor comes under renewed attacks, snow causes urban avalanches, and dairy cows are threatened. Featuring Denver, Hawaii, and an abandoned island near NYC.

The fate of mankind's machinery of war: a sunken nuclear missile explodes, Pearl Harbor comes under renewed attacks, snow causes urban avalanches, and dairy cows are threatened. Featuring Denver, Hawaii, and an abandoned island near NYC.

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The Road to Nowhere

Aired on Jun 16, 200943m

Oil refineries turn into time bombs. In the Motor City, harsh northern winters dismantles auto headquarters. In Texas, the Alamo succumbs to a new invader. Armadillos spread, dogs rekindle hunting instincts, and long-horn cattle flourish.

Oil refineries turn into time bombs. In the Motor City, harsh northern winters dismantles auto headquarters. In Texas, the Alamo succumbs to a new invader. Armadillos spread, dogs rekindle hunting instincts, and long-horn cattle flourish.

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Waters of Death

Aired on Jun 23, 200944m

When rain floods New Orleans & power goes out in the city's aquarium, it spells doom for thousands of animals. Corrosion from rain brings down Seattle's Space Needle, while humidity in the Middle East wrecks Dubai's space-age structures.

When rain floods New Orleans & power goes out in the city's aquarium, it spells doom for thousands of animals. Corrosion from rain brings down Seattle's Space Needle, while humidity in the Middle East wrecks Dubai's space-age structures.