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Wicked Inventions   

Information
Series 1: 30x30
Series 2: 30x30
Format
HD
Production Company
Like A Shot Entertainment
Year of Production
2015
Primary Broadcaster
Viasat History

What do duct tape and instant coffee have in common? Or GPS navigation and Kleenex tissues? Prepare to be surprised.

This fascinating pop science series looks at some of the most common everyday items that surround us and the surprising ways in which they began. The way we manufacture and use many items unlocks fascinating histories of these items and the changing world around us.

The series tells the stories of how and why items were invented and how their applications and manufacture have changed, often beyond recognition. 

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Series 2 - Episode 6

We reveal the mysterious light-bending substance that lurks behind your computer display, the journey from Volcano to high class drinking vessel and we find out why drinking Beer used to be healthier than drinking water!

Series 2 - Episode 1

How do you make a machine that can move mountains? What connects Bambo and Pencil lead to the discovery of the incandescent bulb? We reveal the surprising science and amazing manufacture behind these Wicked Inventions.

Series 1 - Episode 24

How things originally created in the Human race for supremacy and exploration have found their way into our everyday lives. In this episode we take a look at the creation of tents, the fire extinguisher and synthetic oil.

Series 1 - Episode 3

In this episode we'll race the viewer through the fascinating background to the nylon stocking, the LED and the toaster.