Most iconic inventions on Discovery Channel
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - November 25, 2012 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - What do a pair of frozen eyeballs, two nervous breakdowns and a trip to the moon have to do with the invention of the airplane? How is the Titanic related to the cell phone? How is a slaughterhouse associated with the production of a car? Just how did the world evolve to what it is today?

How We Invented the World is Discovery Channel’s new landmark documentary series that explores the most iconic inventions and breakthroughs of the modern age using state-of-the-art filming techniques and cinematic computer-generated imagery (CGI) along with celebrity and expert interviews.

Examining four great inventions that define and continuously shape the modern world — cell phones, cars, planes, and skyscrapers — How We Invented the World celebrates the people, processes, ideas and eureka moments that have led to their development. The brand-new series premieres Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 10 p.m. with encores every Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at midnight and 1 p.m, Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at midnight and 6 p.m.

A four-part series, How We Invented the World takes viewers across the world to unravel the fascinating stories and seemingly random events that have brought about the creation of these quintessential inventions that have become so integral to society today.

From iconic architectural wonders like Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong to the world’s very first car tyre, from the black box inside every plane to the cell phone inside every pocket, How We Invented the World showcases the minds behind the innovations that have shaped our lives in unimaginable and unanticipated ways, and highlights stories of human ingenuity, extraordinary connections, unprecedented experimentation and jaw-dropping events that have shaped the world as we know it.

In addition to the origins and evolvement of each of the inventions, How We Invented the World looks ahead into the future and lifts the lids to uncover the secrets of what is to come. From smartphones being integrated into the human body, to transparent planes that are able to save fuel and allow passengers astonishing views of the world, the series provides amazing insights into many brilliant up-and-coming ideas and innovators who are constantly pushing limits to positively shape the world and how we live. So what and when will the next big breakthrough be? Find out the most iconic inventions and breakthroughs of the modern age this month on Discovery Channel.

 

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