Innovation Nation
19:42

Innovation Nation: Shiver Shield

Season 1 Episode 23 National Geographic July 19, 2017

Design and technologies

Digital technologies

Science

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Featuring the long history of electric cars. Host Mo Rocca shows us the overhead Skycam camera giving a bird's-eye view of sporting events; the 100-year-old history of the ...

Featuring the long history of electric cars. Host Mo Rocca shows us the overhead Skycam camera giving a bird's-eye view of sporting events; the 100-year-old history of the electric car; an inventor who will help you never to be cold again; and the company turning ocean plastic into products.

Food: Fact or Fiction?
19:46

Food: Fact or Fiction?: What's for Dessert?

Season 1 Episode 1 Food Network January 10, 2018

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Michael McKean indulges in the best part of every meal: dessert. From cake to pie to banana splits, these favourite desserts are baked with rich stories that have shaped ...

Michael McKean indulges in the best part of every meal: dessert. From cake to pie to banana splits, these favourite desserts are baked with rich stories that have shaped America in extraordinary ways. Travel back in time to find out how cake gave rise to democracy in America, and discover the sweet truth about why ice cream topped with syrup is called a sundae.

Food: Fact or Fiction?
19:46

Food: Fact or Fiction?: Breakfast

Season 1 Episode 4 Food Network December 16, 2017

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Michael McKean reveals the truth behind the most important meal of the day. From coffee to pancakes to bacon, we'll find out how some sneaky marketing ploys and acts of sin ...

Michael McKean reveals the truth behind the most important meal of the day. From coffee to pancakes to bacon, we'll find out how some sneaky marketing ploys and acts of sin have shaped what we eat for breakfast in America. Does coffee really stunt your growth? Is the recipe for flapjacks rooted in sin? We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but who said that and is it really true? Get ready to wake up and smell the facts as we discover how our morning meals have come to taste so sinfully delicious.

Food: Fact or Fiction?
19:49

Food: Fact or Fiction?: Taste of War

Season 1 Episode 4 Food Network January 13, 2018

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Science

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Michael McKean puts food on the front lines of wars and discover how some of history's most epic battles were decided by what we eat. Did frozen dinners save the world in ...

Michael McKean puts food on the front lines of wars and discover how some of history's most epic battles were decided by what we eat. Did frozen dinners save the world in World War II? Were hamburgers invented on the battlefield? Did the South lose the Civil War because of salt? Dig into some fascinating food fights and discover how appetites have shaped the world's most critical battles.

Food: Fact or Fiction?
19:49

Food: Fact or Fiction?: Passports, Please!

Season 1 Episode 2 Food Network January 11, 2018

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Michael McKean takes a trip around the food globe to find out where some of the most popular international dishes were really born. French fries are fried, but are they really ...

Michael McKean takes a trip around the food globe to find out where some of the most popular international dishes were really born. French fries are fried, but are they really French? Pizza and Italy go together like cheese and pepperoni, but can the Italians really claim pizza as their own? And no Chinese meal is complete until you crack open that fortune cookie, but was this crunchy treat really invented in China? We get to the bottom of some shocking food origin stories and uncover the hidden identities of our beloved foreign favourites.

Food: Fact or Fiction?
19:49

Food: Fact or Fiction?: Thanksgiving Winners

Season 2 Episode 4 Food Network December 29, 2017

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Michael McKean gives thanks for his favourite Thanksgiving grub. He uncovers whether the turkey or the country came first, how burnt marshmallows ended up on sweet potatoes, ...

Michael McKean gives thanks for his favourite Thanksgiving grub. He uncovers whether the turkey or the country came first, how burnt marshmallows ended up on sweet potatoes, and if a lawyer gave up his career to put cranberries in a can.

Food: Fact or Fiction?
19:50

Food: Fact or Fiction?: Some Like It Hot

Season 2 Episode 9 Food Network December 19, 2017

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Host Michael McKean cranks up the heat on food myths, discovering who invented chilli, if hot wings bond people closer together and if 'spicy' is just in our heads. Grab the ...

Host Michael McKean cranks up the heat on food myths, discovering who invented chilli, if hot wings bond people closer together and if 'spicy' is just in our heads. Grab the oven mitts and plenty of ice water to find out if there's truth in these five-alarm facts.

Food: Fact or Fiction?
19:50

Food: Fact or Fiction?: Carnie Knowledge

Season 2 Episode 13 Food Network January 8, 2018

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Step right up as host Michael McKean juggles carnival classics with stories that will amaze and astound. His big top tales include whether cotton candy is at the root of a ...

Step right up as host Michael McKean juggles carnival classics with stories that will amaze and astound. His big top tales include whether cotton candy is at the root of a cavity conspiracy, if popcorn kernels saved the silver screen and if saltwater taffy pulled itself into the middle of a giant legal war.

Food: Fact or Fiction?
19:51

Food: Fact or Fiction?: Eat Your Words

Season 2 Episode 6 Food Network January 3, 2018

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Host Michael McKean minces words to get to the bottom of some famous food phrases. He finds out if the extra muffin in a baker's dozen could save a baker's life, what's really ...

Host Michael McKean minces words to get to the bottom of some famous food phrases. He finds out if the extra muffin in a baker's dozen could save a baker's life, what's really so cool about cucumbers, and if you can literally butter someone up.

Food: Fact or Fiction?
19:52

Food: Fact or Fiction?: Rags to Riches

Season 2 Episode 7 Food Network December 21, 2017

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Host Michael McKean takes a look at how some favourite foods went from paupers to princes. He looks at lobster's prison past, whether creme brulee was always the cream of the ...

Host Michael McKean takes a look at how some favourite foods went from paupers to princes. He looks at lobster's prison past, whether creme brulee was always the cream of the crop, and if champagne's fizz almost burst its bubble.

Food: Fact or Fiction?
19:52

Food: Fact or Fiction?: The Kitchen of Good and Evil

Season 2 Episode 2 Food Network January 2, 2018

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Host Michael McKean separates the good from the bad on some downright wicked food tales. He uncovers whether beer's spirits were put there by witches, if the pretzel is pious, ...

Host Michael McKean separates the good from the bad on some downright wicked food tales. He uncovers whether beer's spirits were put there by witches, if the pretzel is pious, or if its story is full of twists, and if the heavenly tasting angel food cake is really just a little devil.

Food: Fact or Fiction?
19:53

Food: Fact or Fiction?: Up in the Air

Season 2 Episode 11 Food Network January 4, 2018

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Fasten your seatbelt and put your tray table in the upright position, host Michael McKean is taking our favourite foods up and away. He discovers if there's a scientific ...

Fasten your seatbelt and put your tray table in the upright position, host Michael McKean is taking our favourite foods up and away. He discovers if there's a scientific reason you may not love airline food, why hungry astronauts tend to float over to spicy shrimp, and how a corned beef sandwich could sabotage a space mission.

Food: Fact or Fiction?
19:53

Food: Fact or Fiction?: Doctor's Note

Season 1 Episode 1 Food Network January 9, 2018

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Host Michael McKean explores age-old adages and uncovers fascinating food mysteries that are baked inside everything we eat. In this episode, he uncovers the truth behind ...

Host Michael McKean explores age-old adages and uncovers fascinating food mysteries that are baked inside everything we eat. In this episode, he uncovers the truth behind America's most popular food remedies. Do carrots really improve our eyesight? Can a bowl of chicken soup cure a stuffy nose? And does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? We dig up some mind-boggling history to find out if these age-old adages are true.

Food: Fact or Fiction?
19:54

Food: Fact or Fiction?: Hole-in-one

Season 2 Episode 1 Food Network December 20, 2017

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Host Michael McKean shares the 'hole' story of everyone's favourite middle-missing baked goods. See if doughnuts helped bring about the end of the World War I, if the secret ...

Host Michael McKean shares the 'hole' story of everyone's favourite middle-missing baked goods. See if doughnuts helped bring about the end of the World War I, if the secret to New York bagels lies in the city's water and how bundt cakes went from headlining brunch to saving lives.

Innovation Nation
19:54

Innovation Nation: 3D-printed Food

Season 1 Episode 8 National Geographic July 7, 2017

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Digital technologies

Science

7-8
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Featuring the 1939 Sikorsky VS-300A Helicopter. Host Mo Rocca shows us that soon you may be able to print your pancakes; Igor Sikorsky, the father of the helicopter; recording ...

Featuring the 1939 Sikorsky VS-300A Helicopter. Host Mo Rocca shows us that soon you may be able to print your pancakes; Igor Sikorsky, the father of the helicopter; recording sound off of leaves; and never lose anything again.

Innovation Nation
20:00

Innovation Nation: Football Field Lines

Season 3 Episode 7 National Geographic July 26, 2017

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Science

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Featuring the Farris Windmill. Host Mo Rocca shows us the TV magic behind the first down lines on football telecasts; the App Camp for Girls; the history behind windmill ...

Featuring the Farris Windmill. Host Mo Rocca shows us the TV magic behind the first down lines on football telecasts; the App Camp for Girls; the history behind windmill innovations; and putting out fires with sound waves.

Innovation Nation
20:01

Innovation Nation: Pendulum Wave

Season 3 Episode 12 National Geographic July 28, 2017

Design and technologies

Physics

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Featuring Nikola Tesla's death mask. Host Mo Rocca shows us learning the science of gravity with bowling balls; the physics involved with the art of stone balancing; the ...

Featuring Nikola Tesla's death mask. Host Mo Rocca shows us learning the science of gravity with bowling balls; the physics involved with the art of stone balancing; the rivalry between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison; and the new bee hive that makes the honey flow.

Innovation Nation
20:02

Innovation Nation: Stone Balance Art

Season 3 Episode 4 National Geographic July 24, 2017

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Digital technologies

Science

7-8
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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Featuring Firestone Farm. Host Mo Rocca shows us the physics involved with the art of stone balancing; farmers saving water with the tree T-PEE; the history of turning the ...

Featuring Firestone Farm. Host Mo Rocca shows us the physics involved with the art of stone balancing; farmers saving water with the tree T-PEE; the history of turning the family farm into a business; and the chemistry behind the polymers we use every day.