The title may be self-explanatory, but the revelations contained in this Discovery Channel series are anything but routine! In this collection of episodes focused on food, viewers will learn some startling facts, such as the explosive properties of wheat, the potential salt has to power our automobiles, and much more. Five episodes from the first season─"Corn," "Wheat," "Salt," "Beer," and "Coffee"─are included. 3 1/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. 5 episodes on 1 disc. 3 1/3 hrs.
We're surrounded by a world we take for granted. The stuff that surrounds US is generally taken for granted, overlooked because of it's relative simplicity and abundance. But, the real stories about the commodities that fill our lives and how they work are totally fascinating and filled with amazing and unexpected details. Did you know that 99% of the world's corn harvest is inedible? Water can cut through steel? While lead in tiny amounts can be lethal, we cannot live without it. Farm raised turkeys are unable to have sex? Wheat can (and does) often explode! The sides of a beer can are thinner than a human hair? Salt may one day power our cars and trucks.