How It's Made: Smoking Pipes
Since the 19th century, pipes have been made from briar wood - a fire-resistant wood from the root of a Mediterranean heather shrub.
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Extreme Engineering: Bridge Iron Work
Building a large steel bridge is much like a ballet. It's a dance between man, machine and monster chunks of steel. Watch this delicate balance in "Extreme Engineering" on Discovery Channel.
Mega Machines: ABG Titan Road Paver
This 60,000 pound ABG Titan road paver can spit out a track of tarmac 19 inches thick and 52 feet across in one single pass. Watch how this super paver smoothes an airport runway on TLC's "Mega Machines."
How It's Made: Apple Pie
Ever wonder how grandma makes that delicious apple pie for Thanksgiving? These factories go through quite the process and add their own magic touch to creating the melt in your mouth taste.
Best Evidence: US Military Chemtrail Activity
Military operations can be severely affected by weather conditions. On Discovery Channel's "Best Evidence," activists theorize that the military is creating chemtrails with jets in order to modify the weather.
Extreme Engineering: Old Charleston Bridges
The old bridges of Charleston, South Carolina are accidents waiting to happen. Learn about the challenges for both ships and cars, and how engineers plan to solve them in this clip from "Extreme Engineering" on Discovery Channel.
How It's Made: Automotive Seats
Seating in cars has come a long way since cars were invented in the 19th century. Early seats had no padding, springs, or belts. In this minisode of How It's Made, find out how the automotive seats are made.
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Sons of Guns: Jesse James Lets Loose
After Will Hayden receives a surprise visit from Jesse James, he gives him a chance to shoot many guns from the Red Jacket collection in the range.
Sons of Guns: Master Welder
The Red Jacket crew works on building an aluminum Browning automatic rifle for Jesse James. During the build, Jesse James gives Flem a quick lesson in welding.
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After The Dredge host Thom Beers brings in UC Santa Barbara scientist Doug Fischer to help explain exactly what gold is and where it originates.