Modern Marvels

About the show

Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination on a grand scale, "Modern Marvels" tells the amazing stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who create everyday items, technological advancements and manmade wonders.

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Upcoming episodes

Jun 18th
400p

Mega Snack Countdown

The only thing harder than resisting our favorite snacks is ranking them. But this special episode of Modern Marvels counts down the top ten lip-smacking treats Americans love most. We raid the pantry--and our rich archives--showcasing the indulgently decadent, the heart-healthy, and the wildly delicious spectrum of grab-and-go delights in between. It's a nationwide culinary journey leading to our number 1 choice--a snack so irresistible that Americans consume almost half the world's supply.
Jun 18th
500p

Mega Food Countdown

Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown. On this edition, the top ten guilty pleasures you just can't resist... America's Favorite Foods.
Jun 19th
200a

Mega Snack Countdown

The only thing harder than resisting our favorite snacks is ranking them. But this special episode of Modern Marvels counts down the top ten lip-smacking treats Americans love most. We raid the pantry--and our rich archives--showcasing the indulgently decadent, the heart-healthy, and the wildly delicious spectrum of grab-and-go delights in between. It's a nationwide culinary journey leading to our number 1 choice--a snack so irresistible that Americans consume almost half the world's supply.
Jun 19th
300a

Mega Food Countdown

Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown. On this edition, the top ten guilty pleasures you just can't resist... America's Favorite Foods.
Jun 19th
400p

Mega Weapon Countdown

Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown. On this edition: Amazing Weapons. They're every arsenal's best asset and every enemy's worst nightmare and we're counting them down to the most amazing weapon of all.
Jun 19th
500p

Mega Machine Countdown

Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown. On this edition: Awe-Inspiring Machines--featuring the top ten mightiest, strangest, and most unique innovations from our archives.
Jun 20th
200a

Mega Weapon Countdown

Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown. On this edition: Amazing Weapons. They're every arsenal's best asset and every enemy's worst nightmare and we're counting them down to the most amazing weapon of all.
Jun 20th
300a

Mega Machine Countdown

Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown. On this edition: Awe-Inspiring Machines--featuring the top ten mightiest, strangest, and most unique innovations from our archives.
Jun 20th
400p

Mega Speed Countdown

Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown. On this edition: Speed. It's a pure adrenaline rush as we race the top 10 fastest marvels we've featured down to the speediest of all.
Jun 20th
500p

More Snackfood Tech

They crunch; they ooze; they crackle; they pop - mmmmm yeah! Soft drinks, donuts, meat snacks, popcorn and gum. What's your weakness? From the hand-made treats of the earliest civilizations to hi-tech mass production, these snacks are borne of man's need to feed his cravings. Americans consume a whopping 10 billion cases of carbonated soft drinks annually - over $60 billion worth. That's about 50 gallons per person per year! We'll visit the World of Coca-Cola for a soda history lesson, and the Cadbury Schweppes production facility to get a demonstration of how they make Dr Pepper. We'll see just what goes into flavor development and the production of syrups, and how it's all combined and carbonated on a mass scale, bottled and shipped worldwide for all to enjoy.