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How Stuff Works: Food and Beverage


1 Season

We're surrounded by a world we take for granted. The stuff that surrounds us is generally taken for granted, overlooked because of its relative simplicity and abundance. But, the real stories about the commodities that fill our lives and how they work are totally fascinating and filled with amazing and unexpected details. Did you know that... 99% of the world's corn harvest is inedible? Water can cut through steel? While lead in tiny amounts can be lethal, we cannot live without it. Farm raised turkeys are unable to have sex? Wheat can (and does) often explode! The sides of a beer can are thinner than a human hair? Salt may one day power our cars and trucks.

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