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  • THE NUMBERS GAME

  • Premieres Wednesday June 11th at 10 pm, 9 pm BKK/JKT
  • National Geographic Channel

DESCRIPTION

Money. Sex. Marriage. Mortality. In each episode, data scientist Jake Porway tackles one of life’s most daunting topics revealing the surprising science behind them. From mind-bending stats, hilarious man on the street experiments, and interactive game play, this show delivers the answers to life’s mysteries and gives you the tools to help take charge of your destiny and change your life forever.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • The Numbers Game: How Tough Are You?
    Do you have courage? Confidence? Commitment to a goal? If you do, you might be tougher than you think. On "The Numbers Game: Are You Tough?" we are going to reveal that toughness is about more than just strength. We will explore the science behind the basic building blocks of toughness, and show you how to boost your natural fortitude to become tough as nails.
  • The Numbers Game: Are You A Sucker?
    Did you know that one type of fraud took in nearly 500 million dollars in ill-gotten gains in the US in 2011? And that same year, 125 million people planned to play April Fools pranks! If you want to spare yourself the embarrassment of being a victim too, you'd better tune in to The Numbers Game: Are You A Sucker? In this episode, we'll show you how to dodge the double-crosses and spot the scams. Finally, we'll reveal some top-secret ways that being a sucker can actually be a good thing for your productivity, your happiness, and your bottom line.
  • The Numbers Game: Could You Be A Hero?
    Did you know that 1 in 5 people will be a hero during their lifetime? In The Numbers Game: Can You Be A Hero? we'll show you that heroes aren't necessarily the biggest or strongest among us. They can be everyday people - for example, volunteers can increase their chances of being a hero by 33%. You're going to learn what it takes to be a hero, how to hone two vital heroic skills, and learn how to control your body's hero chemical in order to be ready, whenever duty calls.
  • The Numbers Game: Do You Live On The Edge?
    Did you know that you make 70 conscious decisions in an average day? And if one of those decisions is to jump out of an airplane or ride a motorcycle, you might just be a daredevil. But it doesn't end there; every day, you have the chance to take a surprising number of risks in your everyday life. The Numbers Game: Do You Live on the Edge? will give you all the numbers you need to find out just how much of a daredevil you really are. Then you'll pinpoint that razor-thin edge between good and bad risk, and learn how to ride that edge to win big in your own life.
  • The Numbers Game: Are You Superstitious?
    Believe in good luck? Think all bad things come in 3s? Whether you regularly knock on wood or occasionally wear a lucky hat, superstition may be influencing your life in more ways than you know. In "The Numbers Game: How Superstitious Are You?" we are going to expose your superstitions, reveal where they come from, and show why embracing a strange habit or two can actually change our lives for the better.
  • The Numbers Game: Could You Be The Boss?
    How would you like to be worth 70 billion dollars? We're talking about so much money that if you laid it out end to end in singles, it would reach to the moon and back 14 times! Well for the richest boss in the world, that number is a reality. The Numbers Game: Could You Be The Boss? might not make you a multi-billionaire, but it will show you the science behind true boss-level leadership. We'll reveal our two top traits of the best bosses, then we'll give you the inside scoop on how to pick the perfect team. Finally, you'll get the low-down on how to lead your team to follow your orders and get any job done.
  • The Numbers Game: Are You A Big Liar?
    Have you ever told a lie? 92% of people have admitted to lying during their lifetime, and those other 8%... well, we're not so sure about them. Even George Washington, of "I cannot tell a lie" fame probably told a fib or two in his day. The truth is, we lie. But why? We'll show you that it's not always about getting what we want, nor is it necessarily mean-spirited. But because lying is so prevalent, we'll show you how to spot a lie so you don't get duped. Last year, Americans were swindled out of more than 500 million dollars, so if you'd like to avoid a similar fate, tune in!
  • The Numbers Game: Are You Desirable?
    Did you know that improving the way you look could earn you as much as 230,000 more dollars? And that in some studies attractive people are treated positively 63% of the time in terms of attention, reward, and help-giving? If you want to tap into those advantages for yourself, you need to tune in to The Numbers Game: Want to Be More Desirable? In just half an hour, we're going to show you how attractiveness can literally make you happier, healthier, and wealthier. Then we'll give you the tools to be more physically and socially desirable, and you'll be able to change your life - without changing your face.
  • The Numbers Game: Are You A Jerk?
    Did you know that being a jerk could earn you nearly 10,000 more dollars at work? And that less-agreeable employees are more likely to be promoted than their nice-guy coworkers? If you want to tap into the benefits of being a jerk without making a long list of enemies, The Numbers Game: Are You A Jerk? is the episode for you. We'll break down what makes you a grade-A jerk versus an average nice guy, and hammer out the pros and cons of each. Then we'll reveal exactly when to be rude, and when not to be, to reap the best rewards in your life.
  • The Numbers Game: Can Cracking Codes Change Your Life?
    National Treasure, The Da Vinci Code, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade-what do these movies have in common? All require their heroes to solve intricate puzzles to find the treasure and save the day. Who doesn't want to be more like these cinematic superstars? On "The Numbers Game: Are You A Code Cracker?" we are going to have some fun with the idea of code breaking, show you the thought processes behind solving puzzles, and introduce you to some of the most mysterious codes in history!
  • The Numbers Game: Could You Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?
    Did you know that if all the dead people on Earth were resurrected as zombies, they'd outnumber the living by over 15 to 1? If you want to escape with your life, you need to watch The Numbers Game: Could You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse? Survival is a major skill we all need, and we've dug up all the numbers you need to find a way through any disaster. Whether you're facing the end of the world, a zombie apocalypse, a blackout, or just got a little lost on the way to Grandma's house, by the end of this episode, you'll be ready to face any challenge, and get out alive.
  • The Numbers Game: How To Get What You Want
    Ever been talked into buying something you didn't want? Ever said "yes" when you wanted to say "no"? Ever wondered why some people seem naturally persuasive while others don't? If you want to spare yourself the frustration of being smooth talked, you'd better tune into The Numbers Game: Will You Get What You Want? In this episode, we'll reveal the secrets persuasive people use to talk their way out of trouble and into triumph. Then, we'll learn how to adjust what we say, how we say it and who says it, in order to get what we want, when we want it, from whomever we want.
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