More Curious - TV-G

More Curious - TV-G

Do you find yourself marveling at the world around you? Ever wonder how stuff works or where it came from? Well wonder now more! Find out about the inner workings and origins of everyday things as well as explanations for ideas and concepts that surround us.

More Curious - TV-G
  • More Curious | Part 1 - TV-G

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    Roller skates are shoes with wheels attached to them, derived from ice skates. The first roller skate was introduced in 1760 by John Joseph Merlin. James Plimpton invented the rocking skate in 1863, which featured four wheels and a rocker-type axis for better steering.

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  • More Curious | Part 2 - TV-G

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    Chopsticks are a pair of equal-length sticks made of wood, bamboo, plastic, or stainless steel. They are used to eating noodles and sushi and originated in China around 9000 years ago. They vary in length, material, embellishments, and the shape of their tips.

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  • More Curious | Part 3 - TV-G

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    Fossils are preserved specimens in the form of tracks or remains of organisms such as plants, animals, and humans that existed in the distant past. The word fossil was derived from the Latin word fossil, which literally means obtained by digging up the entirety of fossils that...

  • More Curious | Part 4 - TV-G

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    Milk is a liquid that comes from the mammary glands of mammals and serves as food for babies before they are capable of digesting solid food. It is an agricultural product extracted from non-human mammals and can be processed to produce yogurt, cheese, cream, and more.

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  • More Curious | Part 5 - TV-G

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    Yachts are boats or ships that are used for recreational purposes. They originated from the Dutch word yacht," which means hunt. In 1660, they were used to transport important people overseas. Different types of yachts vary in size, from cabin cruisers to superyachts and megay...

  • More Curious | Part 6 - TV-G

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    Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact sport played with a disc known as a Frisbee. It encourages competition without sacrificing the bond and respect between players. There is no referee to call out fouls and faults, but observers or advisers are present to help settle disputes.
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  • More Curious | Part 7 - TV-G

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    3D printing is a process that creates three-dimensional objects by forming layers of material under computer control. It began in the 1980s when additive manufacturing equipment and materials were generated. It works by creating a 3D model using CAD, a 3D scanner, and photogra...

  • More Curious | Part 8 - TV-G

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    Woodwind instruments are a family of musical instruments that produce sound with a focused stream of air. The oldest flute ever found is 43,000 years old and was made from a femur fragment of a cave bear. The word "flute" was first used in the middle English period and is char...

  • More Curious | Part 9 - TV-G

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    Bass is a musical instrument that produces tones of low or deep frequency, pitch, and range. It serves as a counter melody to highlight chords or underline the rhythm of a musical piece. Bass instruments are part of the rhythm section of a band's orchestra or sample.

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  • More Curious | Part 10 - TV-G

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    Asphalt is a black and sticky petroleum product used to build roads and highways. It is classified as a pitch and has a viscoelastic property that makes it both flexible and elastic. It has been used for waterproofing, adhesive agents, line baskets, the Euphrates Tunnel, and e...

  • More Curious | Part 11 - TV-G

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    A blender is a kitchen or laboratory appliance used to mix, puree, or emulsify food and other substances. It was developed in 1919 by Stephen J. Peplowski and patented in 1922. Today, the most common blenders are easy to use, with option buttons for blending intensity and meas...

  • More Curious | Part 12 - TV-G

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    Sound is composed of vibrations that disseminate through a medium as mechanical waves of pressure and displacement. It is audible through the reception of these waves and their perception by the brain. Longitudinal and transverse waves are transmitted through gases, liquids, a...

  • More Curious | Part 13 - TV-G

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    Knots are used to connect ropes together, constrict another object or load, or produce decorative patterns. Archeological studies found that knotting has been practiced since prehistoric times.

    Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that uses techniques from ...