Nov. 13, 2008
60 min.
Discovery Channel TV Network

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How Stuff Works

How Stuff Works is about the stuff that makes the world go ‘round. It’s truly incredible to see the number of different and varied products that can be derived from something so fundamental. Follow the incredible journey of these goods from the ground to your table, car, closet, medicine cabinet and places you may have never imagined.


How Stuff Works Season 1 (2008-2009)

1x01 1 1x01 Corn
A look of all the possibilities corn can be used for something other than a food, such as used in medical research or as a fuel additive.
Nov. 13, 2008
1x02 1 1x02 Turkey
A closer look at a turkey's journey from a farm to the store and dinner table.
Nov. 20, 2008
1x03 1 1x03 Timber
An examination on how timber effects the world, along with time-tested logging operations and tree farms of today.
Dec. 04, 2008
1x04 1 1x04 Water
An examination of water and its role it plays for life-forms and generating electricity.
Dec. 11, 2008
1x05 1 1x05 Beer
A discussion between brewers and connoisseurs is held discussing innovations in creating beer.
Dec. 18, 2008
1x06 1 1x06 Aluminum
A close look at aluminum and its many uses, such as soda cans, reflectors in lasers, airplanes and even bullet proof glass.
Jan. 08, 2009
1x07 1 1x07 Wheat
An examination concerning the applications for wheat, including foods, brewed beverages and construction materials.
Jan. 15, 2009
1x08 1 1x08 Coffee
A look at coffee, from the fields of Columbia to the coffeehouse, we will chat with the farmers, baristas, and everyone in between who has anything to do with the incredible beverage ...
Jan. 22, 2009
1x09 1 1x09 Salt
A close look into the world of salt, including its many uses beyond a seasoning for foods.
Jan. 29, 2009
1x10 1 1x10 Lead
A look at the useful applications for lead, including as a roofing material which will outlast any other roofing material, sometimes by a hundred years and then can be recycled and ...
Feb. 19, 2009
1x11 1 1x11 Rubber
A closer look at the many uses of rubber, which ranges from the making of basketballs to its uses for special effects on a movie set.
Feb. 12, 2009
1x12 1 1x12 Steel
A look into the uses of steel, from its influence in the Industrial Age, to its uses in bridge and battleship building.
Feb. 26, 2009
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