Extraordinary stories behind ordinary things

Who REALLY invented that?

The origin stories of everyday things

It's not just skin deep

The in-depth stories behind beauty and fashion inventions

"Creativity is intelligence having fun."Albert Einstein

How to hold your ice cream

And other food inventions

Why the cheeseburger almost didn't happen

“If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance.”Orville and Wilbur Wright

Stepping it up a gear

Planes, trains, and automobiles

Did video kill the radio?

From innovations in sound to the invention of the screen

The source of selfies

Developments in photography and film

When scientists captured the rainbow

Inventing the dyes and pigments all around you

Thank you for the music

The technology that revolutionized the world of sound

Get with the program

The history of programming, coding, and computing

OK Computer

The beginning of the digital age


Someone had to make it, before Kim Kardashian could break it

A world of innovation

Take a tour of 18 stories of innovation from around the world, and learn how everything from the compass to the computer came to be.

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