National Geographic : 2012 May
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ON TV PHOTOS: NICHOLAS DONNELLY, NGC TOP ; RYAN PAUL LOBO, NGT • Extreme Civil War Reenactors THIS MONTH Henry Rollins holds a spectacled cobra in Chennai, India, while members of the Irula tribe stand by. ANIMAL UNDERWORLD Some activities are not for the faint of heart. But performer Henry Rollins can handle just about any situation on his quest to understand the ways humans and animals interact. Rollins crosses the globe---witness- ing cow reverence in India and roadkill eating in North Carolina--- to find answers to confounding questions. Why willingly invite crocodiles into your home? Or choose to smoke potentially toxic toad venom? Watch him test the bound- aries between safe and deadly, coddling and cruel in this new, three-part series. For listings go to natgeotv.com and natgeowild.com. For some Civil War buffs, it's not a hobby---it's a calling. Folks like these will go from Fort Sumter to Gettysburg to reenact battles in honor of the war's 150th anniversary.