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? This landmark series xplore the most iconic inventions and breakthroughs of the modern age – cell phones, cars, planes, and skyscrapers. Combining state-of-the-art filming techniques, cinematic computer-generated imagery (CGI), and celebrity and expert interviews, HOW WE INVENTED THE WORLD celebrates the people, processes, ideas and eureka moments that have led to the development of these great inventions.
Premieres 28 November, Wednesdays at 10pm (9pm BKK / JKT).
28 November, 10pm (9pm BKK/JKT)
The airplane has made our dream of flight a reality, but the moments of genius and invention it took to invent it involved not just birds as inspiration, but bikes, a trip to the Moon and back, a pair of frozen eyeballs and two nervous breakdowns.
5 December, 10pm (9pm BKK/JKT)
The skyscraper – the ultimate symbol of power and wealth. But, incredibly, to invent the skyscraper it took a bird in a cage, a city in flames, a chance question from a college student and the humble horse and wagon.
12 December, 10pm (9pm BKK/JKT)
The cell phone has connected the modern world, but inventing it took the most beautiful woman in the world, Frankenstein’s creator, the Titanic tragedy and the ultimate stroll down 6th Avenue.