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From the heights of human ingenuity to the depths of engineering catastrophes, Modern Marvels continues to explore the most awe-inspiring achievements in the world. The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence, each episode of Volume 4 is commemorated with the inspiration and determination that produced some of the most awesome and ordinary inventions and gadgets in our modern-day lives. Be immersed in amazing technologies and remarkable creations, including both the practical and dead-weight items people choose to keep within hand’s reach in "What’s in Your Pocket?", the unsung hero in the fight against friction in "Grease", and the treat we loved as kids and savor as adults in the sweetest of all modern marvels, "More Candy". From world altering to hip and cool to just plain delicious, Modern Marvels presents the engineering feats, often taken for granted, that make life a little more interesting.

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From the heights of human ingenuity to the depths of engineering catastrophes, Modern Marvels continues to explore the most awe-inspiring achievements in the world. The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence, each episode of Volume 4 is commemorated with the inspiration and determination that produced some of the most awesome and ordinary inventions and gadgets in our modern-day lives. Be immersed in amazing technologies and remarkable creations, including both the practical and dead-weight items people choose to keep within hand’s reach in "What’s in Your Pocket?", the unsung hero in the fight against friction in "Grease", and the treat we loved as kids and savor as adults in the sweetest of all modern marvels, "More Candy". From world altering to hip and cool to just plain delicious, Modern Marvels presents the engineering feats, often taken for granted, that make life a little more interesting.

    • EPISODE 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.

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    • 43 Minutes

    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.

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    • 43 Minutes
    • EPISODE 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. In our lifelong battle to fight friction, GREASE -- in all its forms -- is the unsung hero. This Modern Marvels will take us deep into places few people ever get to see, to discover the "hidden" uses of one of our most slippery products inside giant machines. We'll also investigate how it's made in a factory in New York, as well as what new advances some are working towards for GREASE of the future. But in the meantime, we'll witness how GREASE is currently used inside a US Navy aircraft carrier, San Francisco's famous cable cars, elevators & escalators, assembly lines, huge excavators, amusement park rides, and even the Panama Canal. From pig fat to nano-particles... amazing GREASE keeps EVERYTHING rolling along - smooth and fast. It's truly one of the world's most important Modern Marvels.

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    • 42 Minutes

    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. In our lifelong battle to fight friction, GREASE -- in all its forms -- is the unsung hero. This Modern Marvels will take us deep into places few people ever get to see, to discover the "hidden" uses of one of our most slippery products inside giant machines. We'll also investigate how it's made in a factory in New York, as well as what new advances some are working towards for GREASE of the future. But in the meantime, we'll witness how GREASE is currently used inside a US Navy aircraft carrier, San Francisco's famous cable cars, elevators & escalators, assembly lines, huge excavators, amusement park rides, and even the Panama Canal. From pig fat to nano-particles... amazing GREASE keeps EVERYTHING rolling along - smooth and fast. It's truly one of the world's most important Modern Marvels.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 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. Learn how window washers, rock climbers and even bungee jumpers safely use the ropes they depend on every day! See dockworkers who rely on ropes around the clock, and pay a visit to the head-spinning factory floors where some of the strongest ropes available are made. See how industrial chain links come to life from just a rusty steel coil and how they're used to anchor massive ships and unload cargo. From parachute cord to shipping lines, from fine jewelry to anchor chains--we'll discover the many uses of today's Ropes & Chains.

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    • 43 Minutes

    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. Learn how window washers, rock climbers and even bungee jumpers safely use the ropes they depend on every day! See dockworkers who rely on ropes around the clock, and pay a visit to the head-spinning factory floors where some of the strongest ropes available are made. See how industrial chain links come to life from just a rusty steel coil and how they're used to anchor massive ships and unload cargo. From parachute cord to shipping lines, from fine jewelry to anchor chains--we'll discover the many uses of today's Ropes & Chains.

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    • 43 Minutes
    • EPISODE 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. In Dearborn, Michigan, climb aboard one of the most popular pickups--the Ford F-150--as it tackles a devilish test course. And in Virginia, see how fast the world's most nimble tow truck can extract a car from the tightest parking spot imaginable. Meet a Mack truck fanatic and his cool collection of vintage models, and ride-along with an unsung hero with a truly dirty job--operating a truck designed to empty and clean portable toilets.

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    • 43 Minutes

    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. In Dearborn, Michigan, climb aboard one of the most popular pickups--the Ford F-150--as it tackles a devilish test course. And in Virginia, see how fast the world's most nimble tow truck can extract a car from the tightest parking spot imaginable. Meet a Mack truck fanatic and his cool collection of vintage models, and ride-along with an unsung hero with a truly dirty job--operating a truck designed to empty and clean portable toilets.

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    • 43 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    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. It's a pure adrenaline rush as we race the top 10 fastest marvels we've featured down to the speediest of all.

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    • 42 Minutes

    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. It's a pure adrenaline rush as we race the top 10 fastest marvels we've featured down to the speediest of all.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    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. On this edition: Awe-Inspiring Machines--featuring the top ten mightiest, strangest, and most unique innovations from our archives.

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    • 41 Minutes

    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: Awe-Inspiring Machines--featuring the top ten mightiest, strangest, and most unique innovations from our archives.

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    • 41 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    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. On this edition: Amazing Weapons. They're every arsenal's best asset and every enemy's worst nightmare and we're counting them down to the most amazing weapon of all.

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    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: Amazing Weapons. They're every arsenal's best asset and every enemy's worst nightmare and we're counting them down to the most amazing weapon of all.

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    • EPISODE 8

    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.

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    • 41 Minutes

    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.

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    • 41 Minutes
    • EPISODE 9

    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 with their latest sensation...chocolate-covered bacon. The crew that makes the iconic red and white Starlight Mints demonstrates how they give each piece its trademark color pattern. Discover they key ingredient that gives Lemonheads their sour punch...and the surprising substance that puts the polish on Mike and Ikes. How much sugar is in cotton candy? You'll be surprised.

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    • 43 Minutes

    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 with their latest sensation...chocolate-covered bacon. The crew that makes the iconic red and white Starlight Mints demonstrates how they give each piece its trademark color pattern. Discover they key ingredient that gives Lemonheads their sour punch...and the surprising substance that puts the polish on Mike and Ikes. How much sugar is in cotton candy? You'll be surprised.

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    • 43 Minutes
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