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The World is Ours

The Discovery Channel (or simply as Discovery) is a cable television channel which began broadcasting in June 1985.

It used to be a Science Show oriented network. Nowadays, it's kind of hard to tell. Most notable for being the network with MythBusters, Man vs. Wild, Deadliest Catch and Dirty Jobs. Also has a Shark Week every year since 1987, usually in mid-summer. Their most famous slogan is literally The World is Just Awesome (for which it is the Trope Namer). They often employ the Docudrama approach to their shows.

Often seen as competing with The History Channel; both in the days when the two networks primarily aired educational programming and today in the race to become Network Decay's poster child.

It is the co-flagship brand and co-namesake of Warner Bros. Discovery, which was created in 2022 with the merger of the former Discovery, Inc. and WarnerMedia, which was spun-off from AT&T (which had essentially dug them into a hole during their tenure as owner). The combined entity has a scripted entertainment segment which includes Warner Bros., HBO, TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network/[adult swim]. WBD's non-scripted business includes alongside this channel Animal Planet, Discovery Family, TLC, HGTV and Food Network (the last two entering the Discovery fold with the Scripps Networks Interactive acquisition in 2018). The company operates the streaming services Discovery+ as well as Max (formerly HBO Max), a general entertainment service which includes content from the legacy Discovery brands.

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The Great Pizza Caper

When eating pizza slices, stay on your side and adhere to proper pizza etiquette

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