These days we do just about everything we can to avoid being dirty from using antibacterial hand soaps and hand gels to scouring our homes and our clothes with the latest and greatest cleaners and detergents. But is there an upside to DIRT?In thisgritty program, experience DIRT like you ve never seen it before. Travel to Las Vegas where you ll watch thousands of tons of dirt transform a stadium into a supercross course, and in New Jersey, slog into a secret bog to collect the special mud that every major league team relies on to give extra grip to baseballs. Next, join in the down and dirty fun of mud wrestling at a state fair in Hawaii, and in Tucson, learn how modern adobe and rammed earth homes are constructed. Finally, hear from experts who provide surprising facts about DIRT. For instance, did you know that in one teaspoon of healthy soil there are more living organisms than there are people on the planet?Filth, grime, muck, dust, earth no matter what you call it, DIRT is all aroundus. Now, join HISTORYTM as it explores the many uses for the substance most of us try our best to evade.