How its Made Videos
How Everyday Things are Made and Work
See the Secret Inner Workings of a Combination Lock
Have you ever wondered how the lock on your school locker works? This cool, see-through plastic version shows you the secret inner workings that keep your belongings safe from prying eyes.
How Was the London Underground Built?
The London Underground was the world's first subway system and like many firsts it faced plenty of opposition. Travel back to 1863 and see what it was like for the first brave souls taking an underground train.
Building the World's Largest Ice Carousel
An ice carousel is made by cutting a circular chunk of ice into a frozen lake. If the water moves beneath it the ice rotates creating a carousel. Watch as this team of 100 attempt to make the world's largest ice carousel using chainsaws and boat motors.
Making the World Famous Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is a classic in the furniture world with a design that has become timeless. Made from molded plywood and leather and designed in 1956 by Charles and Ray Eames the chair still holds up to day with it's seriously good looks.
Turning Plastic Wrap Into a Knife
This guy clearly has an obsession with knives, from pasta and tinfoil he's now turning common kitchen plastic wrap into a knife. Watch the painstaking process of taking flimsy wrapping and coercing it into shape before sharpening it.
Turning Tinfoil Into a Perfect Sphere
Watch as this guy takes ordinary kitchen tinfoil, crumples it up into a ball and proceeds to hammer, sand and polish the rough, jagged edges away to create a perfect sphere.
The Business of Cruise Ships
One way of getting away from it all is to hop onboard a cruise ship but how exactly do these floating cities work? Costing billions to make and carrying thousands of people you can imagine just how complicated things get keeping things ship shape.
Making Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout cookies are a tradition in America with young girls from all walks selling the sugary treats to raise money. But just how are all those yummy cookies created?
Turning Tinfoil Into a Knife
Watch as this guy turns simple kitchen tinfoil, aluminum foil, into a knife with a sharp cutting edge. The normally flimsy material turns into a pretty good tool once compressed and sharpened.
Turn Anything Into a Hologram
Hologram's are making a comeback and if you want one made you'll need to head on over to Holographic Studios in New York City. While there ask for Dr. Laser and he'll help you turn anything you want into a hologram.
Recycling Old Toys Into Furniture
Tired of all the plastic waste this company decided to turn old toys into furniture by recycling them. See how the toys are shredded and the reused by melting the plastic into durable furniture for kids.
Turning Pasta Into a Lethal Knife
The only people that fear pasta are those scared of carbs but thanks to this Japanese guy we have a new reason, a deadly reason. Watch as he goes about turning everyday pasta into a knife and sharpening it into a precise tool.
Giant Cruise Ship Construction Time Lapse
Watch as this giant new AIDAprima cruise ship is built piece by piece in a shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan. Made by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding the time lapse shows the ship coming together from separate pieces over the course of months.
Traditional Basket Weaving Passed Down Through Generations
Sit back and watch as Stephen Jerome goes about hand making a traditional basket using all the old tools. It takes you through the entire process from finding the right tree, to preparing the material to the final beautifully crafted piece.
How Beers Cans Seal in Their Goodness
If you're the kind of person who likes to crack open a can of beer when you get home then this is for you. See how that cold can of goodness is sealed to ensure your beer keeps it's cool.