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My Million Dollar Invention

Season 1

From revolvers to smiley faces to Ouija Boards, discover the fascinating origins of some of history's million-dollar inventions.

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1. Shock and Awe

How the electric chair, the Ouija board, and other chilling ideas became million-dollar inventions.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: June 14, 2015
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2. The Vision Thing

See how the TV, speed camera, photocopier, and space telescope went from sketch drawings to life-altering inventions.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: June 21, 2015
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3. Criminal Riches

See how crime made lucrative inventions out of the house alarm, the cash register, the Tommy Gun, and even the toothbrush.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: June 28, 2015
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4. Danger Magnets

Would you inhale toxins, leap off a cliff, or shoot yourself to prove you're right? Meet four inventors who did just that.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: July 5, 2015
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5. Need for Speed

How did a waffle iron change the world of running shoes forever? Find out this and other invention secrets.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: July 12, 2015
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6. Life and Death

The story of the gun meant to end violence, the box that keeps hearts beating, and the printer that can build anything.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: July 19, 2015
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7. Guns and Goldmines

They walked through fires, faced poverty, ran for their lives, and found their fortune in gold, guns and games.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: July 26, 2015
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8. The Little Guy

Witness the tragic and triumphant stories of little guys with big inventions and their fight to bring them to the world.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: August 2, 2015
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Product details

Genres Special Interest
Season year 2015
Network Smithsonian Channel
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices Available to watch on supported devices

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