Who invented that?
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 exploring the most iconic inventions and breakthroughs of the modern age using state-of-the-art filming techniques and cinematic 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 encore showings every Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at midnight and 1p.m, Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at midnight and 6 p.m.

The four-part series takes viewers across the world to unravel the fascinating stories and seemingly random events that have brought about the creation of these quintessential inventions. 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, and highlights stories of human ingenuity, extraordinary connections, unprecedented experimentation, and jaw-dropping events that have shaped the world as we know it.   

How We Invented the World also looks to the future and shows us what is to come. From smartphones being integrated into the human body, to transparent planes that 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 shape the world. So what and when will the next big breakthrough be?

 

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