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How Do They Do It?

Season 14 2016

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  • 2016-08-09T02:00:00Z on Discovery
  • 60 mins
  • 8 hours, 3 mins (10 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
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How Do They Do It?

Ever wondered how the stripes get into toothpaste or how contact lenses are made? How do goods get from one country to another and then into our supermarkets? What are car tires made from and exactly why are plasma TV screens flat?

Eating, drinking, driving, flying. These all are activities that we carry out with barely a second thought. But have you ever wondered what exactly goes into your teabag and how it got there? How does an airport handle hundreds of thousands of items of luggage each day? And just how can a car’s airbag inflate so quickly?

Every day – often without even realizing it – we come into contact with technology, be it in the bathroom, in the car or on the golf course.

We take a look at how things work, and focus on some of the most amazing examples of everyday objects including the world’s fastest elevator and the most expensive chocolate money can buy.

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20 episodes

14x01 Baklavas; Gyroplanes; Ukuleles; Catamarans

  • Season Premiere

    2016-08-09T02:00:00Z — 21 mins

How baklava is made; how pilots fly gyroplanes; how a ukulele is crafted; and how the world's fastest ferry was built.

14x02 Longboards; Lemonade; Forklifts

  • 2016-08-16T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

How longboards are made; how lemons are turned into lemonade; and how forklifts are built.

How coffee is roasted; how bricks are built; how lava lamps are made; and how diamonds are mined from an extinct volcano.

How the world's sharpest photos are taken; what it takes to create an airbag that can catch a falling car; and how jelly beans are made.

Included: caravans; tuning forks; ice resurfacers; and Festival of Lights.

Vinyl records, bumper cars and tiger balm are featured.

How non-alcoholic beer, Tomcars, escalators and lie detectors are made.

How axes, messenger bags and fast-rescue boats are made.

How Wensleydale cheese, paintbrushes, eucalyptus oil and plastic wrap are made.

Included: the Tesla; horse-hair fabrics; and pool cleaners.

How do they build emergency bridges that can take the weight of a tank, make a marker pen that never fades, and design a 200 mph superbike?

How they make the tank piercing super bullet; how they forge the infamous torture weapon, the dentist's drill.

Race Cars That Run on Electricity; Mead.

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