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NBC's 'The Island' clip: We can't describe how gross this is

They never show this kind of stuff on Survivor. On the next episode of NBCs The Island the Bear Gryll-hostedadventure series about a bunch of men who are left to fend for themselves on a deserted islandone of the participants battles an epic case of...   Read More... //

Important 'Island' lesson: Limpets taste like sandy boogers

A lot of weird things can happen when you're stranded on "The Island" with 13 other men. For example, you might find yourself eating boogers ... or rather, things that taste like boogers. In Zap2it's sneak peek of Monday (June 8) night's episode of the reality show, the men decide to be adventurous and try out a unique kind of food: Limpets. However, while most of the survivalists are enjoying the "mushroom"-like aquatic snail, Jud Nichols -- the king of "Island" one-liners -- has a very different opinion of the treat. RELATED: 'The Island' men can't figure out how to get drinkable water "Everybody keeps saying how good the limpets are ... it's not that good at all!," says Nichols. "It tastes like a booger with sand on it." What's not to love about a snail that tastes like boogers? Delicious! "The Island" airs on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.... //

Bear Grylls: 'The Island' is a study of 'what's happened to modern masculinity'

Adventurer, TV host and producer Bear Grylls is quick to assert that his new NBC series "The Island" is less a reality show than it is a social experiment."The truth is," the 35-year-old Briton explains toZap2it, " 'The Island' is not a survival show; it's a study of what's happened to modern masculinity -- have we lost that streak of steel that's always been so key to that American pioneer spirit -- the ability to be practical and work together and conquer the world?"The answer can be found in the hourlong, six-episode series that premieres Monday (May 25), in which 14 men from disparate backgrounds and with minimal survival skills are dropped on an uninhabited Pacific island with only a few tools and the clothes they're wearing and left to fend for themselves. Over the course of a month, the contestants must figure out how to hunt for food, source water, erect shelter and build... //

'The Island' men can't figure out how to get drinkable water

Poor, poor men of "The Island." They can't figure out how to get fresh water. In Zap2it's exclusive sneak peek of the premiere of NBC's new reality show, a group of men trying to survive in the wilderness can't seem to attain one of the basics needed for surviving anywhere: Drinkable water."The Island" follows 14 American men -- yup, no women -- isolated on a deserted island as they attempt to survive without the luxuries (and basics) of everyday life. So when they realize that they've mixed their little remaining fresh water with spoiled salt water, things aren't looking too hot for them.RELATED: 'Survivor' alums John Cochran, Parvati Shallow reveal what makes a good seasonAs the six-episode series rolls out, it will be interesting to see how the men fair, especially since there are no prizes, eliminations or winners to motivate them. It's just them, the clothes on their backs, minimal survival tools and... //