Discovery unveils its new seven-part series "Frozen Planet," from the makers of "Planet Earth" on Sunday, March 18. Narrated by "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin, "Frozen Planet" is a documentary about life -- and death -- at the poles of the Earth.
From beautiful ice castles underneath volcanos to glaciers as big as skyscapers to a deadly brinicle, a.k.a. "ice finger of death," that freezes anything in its path, "Frozen Planet" explores the Arctic and Antarctic like never before. In fact, thanks to Alec Baldwin -- and the makers of "Frozen Planet -- HuffPost TV learned a few things about the Arctic poles that left us absolutely speechless.
Take a look at some of the jaw-dropping facts we learned below.
"Frozen Planet" premieres March 18 at 8 p.m. ET on Discovery Channel. For a sneak peek of the first episode of the seven-part series, watch the Gentoo penguin try desperately to elude its the sea lion predator below.