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HowStuffWorks DVD

HowStuffWorks DVD

DISCOVERY EXCLUSIVE!The HowStuffWorks DVD set provides an insider's look at a dozen materials, beverages, and food items we consume or utilize each day. Mundane, and yet vitally important to our daily routine of living, the items make up the stuff in the title of the hit TV series. Twelve HowStuffWorks videos are contained in the three-disc set, which informs you about the making and usage of everything from corn and rubber to coffee and beer. In the HowStuffWorks DVD set, you'll discover that there are many incredible things in this world that we simply take for granted, maybe because they're commonplace. In the HowStuffWorks videos, you'll learn that maybe it's because we're just used to seeing them around. But the truth is, each of these seemingly mundane items has a fascinating story behind it. In the Discovery DVDs, HowStuffWorks, prepare to be amazed. Buy the HowStuffWorks DVD set, and follow the fascinating journey of how a dozen things get from farm to table, from mine to building materials, and from coffee field to your coffee cup, in a collection culled from the highly informative hit series. CORN - It is the biggest crop in the world and can be turned into everything from fuel to plastic to life-saving medicine. Explore the genetic secrets, high-tech labs and hard work that goes into transforming this ordinary plant into a modern miracle. TIMBER - Timber has been the basic building block for man-made structures for centuries and is used for everything from paper to furniture. Now scientists are creating super trees that can be used for even more, including powering our cars. ALUMINUM - In addition to being one of Earth's most common elements, aluminum is light enough for flight and dense enough to stop bullets. This natural marvel, once scarcely used, is now being scientifically studied as a vital metal of the future. STEEL - The world's longest bridges and tallest buildings stand as testaments to the incredible strength and flexibility of steel. Find out how this versatile alloy can be so powerful and so delicate at the same time, and how scientists are pushing it to be even more. WATER - Water has the power to both destroy and support life. In many ways, it defies the laws of physics. There is simply nothing on Earth quite like it. Now, as scientists work to decode its secrets, they're discovering that it can do even more than we imagined. SALT - The average American knows this super spice as a way to liven up food, but in fact, salt has over 14,000 known uses. From evaporating oceans to underground mines, there is an almost never-ending supply, and a limitless number of uses still to be discovered. WHEAT - Stronger than wood and packing enough energy to power plants, wheat is the major component of everything from bread to pasta to cereal. Already an integral part of our lives, scientists are now pushing to see how much more it has to offer. RUBBER - Every year, 10 million tons of rubber are made into 50,000 products rangi

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HowStuffWorks Seasons 1&2  

HowStuffWorks Seasons 1&2

Includes: HowStuffWorks DVD The HowStuffWorks DVD set provides an insider's look at a dozen materials, beverages, and food items we consume or utilize each day. Mundane, and yet vitally important to our daily routine of living, the items make up...

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