Modern Marvels 7 Seasons 2012

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7. Mega Machine Countdown TV-14 CC

Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown.

Starring:
Lloyd Sherr
Runtime:
42 minutes
Original air date:
July 24, 2012

Mega Machine Countdown

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Season 4
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    1. Packaging It's all around us--so much a part of our lives that we forget it's there. But try to survive a single day without packaging. This episode reveals the astounding technology and ingenuity required to create our packaged world. At a Michigan company that designs water bottles, we'll show you how engineers find their inspiration from a bell pepper.

    TV-14 44min January 14, 2011
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    2. Grease GREASE It makes the whole world go around...and up and down...and side to side. Without it, the wheels of industry and our modern existence would grind to a halt, along with everything else. In this episode of Modern Marvels, we take a close up look - at GREASE.

    TV-14 43min January 21, 2011
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    3. Ropes & Chains From hauling our heaviest gear to mastering the tallest mountains, they have been around for centuries, but we constantly improve upon them. Get an inside look at factories where every kind and style of Ropes & Chains are made. We'll get some lessons from a company that trains high-flying workers who depend on rope to do their jobs safely.

    TV-14 44min January 28, 2011
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    4. American Trucking America would come to a standstill without trucks. Trucks transport a staggering 70 percent of all the nation's goods. Explore the amazingly diverse world of American trucks and the colorful men and women who drive them. Join country superstar Brad Paisley and his crew of truckers on the road between Little Rock and Tulsa--racing the clock to be on time for Brad's next concert.

    TV-14 44min February 4, 2011
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    5. More Candy Candy is America's sweetest guilty pleasure--so appealing that we spend $25 billion annually to experience it. This episode journeys across the country to show that behind every delicious bite is a fascinating story of imagination and innovation. Fourth-generation candy makers Nick and Gino Marini reveal how they're redefining the limits of confectioneering.

    TV-14 43min February 11, 2011
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    6. Mega Speed Countdown Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown. On this edition: Speed.

    TV-14 43min July 16, 2012
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    7. Mega Machine Countdown Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown.

    TV-14 42min July 24, 2012
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    8. Mega Weapon Countdown Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown.

    TV-14 41min July 30, 2012
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    9. Modern Marvels: Mega Food Countdown Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown. On this edition, the top ten guilty pleasures you just can't resist... America's Favorite Foods.

    TV-14 42min August 27, 2012
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    10. Tiny Weapons Tiny" weapons may not sound impressive...but small can kill, and it can also be easily concealed. From a pocket pistol used by the police...to a submachine gun wielded by a bodyguard...to a carbine in the hands of an Army Ranger.

    TV-14 42min January 16, 2011
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    11. Under Pressure Every aspect of our lives involves pressure. It's what puts the bubbles in soft drinks, propels shaving cream from its can, cools the contents of your refrigerator, and causes volcanoes to erupt. But when pressure suddenly changes, you better look out!

    TV-14 43min January 30, 2012
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    12. Shoes Shoes have come a long way from their humble beginnings as simple leather moccasins. Today footwear is built to withstand any extreme environment where a foot can tread -- from the heart of a burning building to the track of an Olympic stadium.

    TV-14 44min February 6, 2012
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    13. Alaska Our 49th state is one tough terrain. In the air, on the ground--and deep beneath it--survival here requires an amazing array of technological innovations. From buildings to highways, this unforgiving landscape demands creative work-arounds.

    TV-14 43min February 27, 2012
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    14. Dirt You know the old saying "dull as dirt"...wrong! In Las Vegas we'll see how thousands of tons of dirt transform a stadium into a Supercross course, and in New Jersey we'll slog into a secret bog to collect the special mud.

    TV-14 44min January 14, 2010
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    15. Eggs Each year in the U.S., 280 million hens lay 80 billion eggs, one of the world's most affordable sources of protein. We'll chart the "journey of the egg" from henhouse to breakfast table...from massive traditional Iowa farms,

    TV-14 45min January 21, 2010
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    16. The Potato It is among the most versatile, nutritious, and varied foodstuffs in the world. The Potato is the ultimate comfort food. We'll travel from the Potato's mysterious origins in the South American Andes to the ethnic enclaves of New York's lower Eastside.

    TV-14 45min January 28, 2010
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    17. Tuna It's the most popular fish in the American diet. From the school lunch box--to the high end sushi bar--to the outdoor barbecue, tuna crosses all demographic lines.

    TV-14 44min February 4, 2010
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    18. Beans Follow the soybean from field to refinery with CHS, Inc. as they convert billions of soybeans into vegetable oils, flour, and soy meal.

    TV-14 45min March 11, 2010
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    19. Hot & Spicy Chili head alert! It's time to get hot and spicy. First we'll take you to the home of sizzling Tabasco sauce--McIlhenny Company of Louisiana, and to McCormick in Baltimore, Maryland--the leading spice manufacturer in the world.

    TV-14 45min March 18, 2010
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    20. Mega Meals Explore the complex logistics behind creating feasts for the largest and most ravenous crowds. At the U.S. Naval Base in Bangor, Washington, hop aboard a nuclear submarine stuffed with enough food for a 120-day mission.

    TV-14 45min March 25, 2010
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    21. Fry It Welcome to the world of sizzling hot oil. First, it's a trip to the fair to discover the secrets behind fried classics such as funnel cakes and churros. And how about some deep fried treats such as frogs legs, and Twinkies and Coke?

    TV-14 45min April 1, 2010
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    22. Convenience Stores 160 million Americans visit a convenience store every day. Why? Because it's fast. But what you probably didn't know is how every detail of its design has been engineered to work that way.

    TV-14 43min December 26, 2011

Product Details

Genres Documentary
Starring Lloyd Sherr
Season year 2011
Network A&E Television Networks
Executive Producer Sean Gallagher
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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By Jeffrey Reichle on March 17, 2014
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Entertaining, thorough, and interesting. Very easy to access and good quality video and audio. Love that I can watch it multiple times.
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By Autumn Mollet on February 14, 2014
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I used this to supplement our chapter dealing with pressure, it kept the students' attention and they really enjoyed it!
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This is one of several programs that explore engineering and construction projects that push the envelope in some way. Taller buildings, deeper tunnels, bridges with longer and wider spans using novel materials or newly- or specially-developed construction techniques are at the core of these programs. Other that run in the same vein are "Extreme Engineering" and "Build It Bigger".
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By Cathy Hale on January 28, 2014
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Good informative series. In you like to take things apart. You will love this show. Kids can learn a lit
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Watching this series you will learn a lot of amazing things. The series is extremely well done and the narrator is very pleasing and easy to listen to. I highly recommend watching this series.
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By Richard Baker on January 19, 2014
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I spent 40+ years working with the industries portrayed in these shows and have recommended them to friends with small children to promote a learning experience with bonding time. They have some quality time and it gives children knowledge of what is in the world to aspire to. This program and books (DVD) like the "The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski" can give children a head start in life. These are adult level programs and require an adult to provide explanations.
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By Joe on January 16, 2014
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My family and I always enjoy watching these short shows. Always the highest quality productions. Always interesting and wonder what will be next.
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By Wendi McCaulsky on January 16, 2014
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My 10 year old son has learned so many things by watching Modern Marvels. He will sit and watch episode after episode!
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