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    Stuff of Genius tells stories of extraordinary individuals who push the limits of what we know. Join your host Christian as he investigates inventors, innovators and the occasional madman or two.

    Stuff of Genius tells the story behind everyday inventions. From the bikini to super wheat and everything in between. Viewers will learn the stories of unsung inventor heroes and their trials, tribulations and successes.

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    • Black Sabbatical - Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 3,754 views
      Before Stuff of Genius takes its own scheduled break, Christian looks into the origin of the modern sabbatical and its goal of improving productivity through revitalization.

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    • Tetris! A Riddle Wrapped In An Enigma - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 5,684 views
      Alexey Pajitnov changed the world of gaming forever when he created Tetris. Learn the history of this famous game and how it came to be.

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    • Hack Your New Year - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 3,489 views
      Want to successfully meet your resolutions in 2014? Use these 5 lifehacks at the beginning of your year, so you're happy with the rest of it!

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    • The Iceman Cometh... Jacob Perkin's First Refrigerator - Duration: 2 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 4,126 views
      Jacob Perkins was always a tinkerer, but in 1834 he patented the refrigerator. Learn how his version worked by vaporizing dangerous chemicals.

      Stuff of Genius tells the story behind everyday inven...
    • Translate Your Dog's Thoughts - Duration: 3 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 7,482 views
      Talking dogs are cute and all, but what if you could actually translate your dog's thoughts into English? A Scandinavian research lab claims they've invented the answer.

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    • Explosions in the Sky - Duration: 119 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 2,186 views
      Thousands of years ago, the Chinese invented fireworks. Learn the origin of these celebrated pyrotechnics in this episode.

      Stuff of Genius tells the story behind everyday inventions. From the biki...
    • The White Elephant In The Room - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 1,969 views
      Every year, American office parties celebrate a tradition called a "White Elephant" exchange. Stuff of Genius deciphers how this term came from a complicated history between the U.S. and Thailand.
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    • For Your Eyes Only: The Privacy Visor - Duration: 2 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 2,970 views
      A Tokyo based team has invented a pair of glasses that disrupts digital cameras and prevents facial recognition. Want to hide your identity and personal information? We'll tell you how in today's e...
    • Better, Faster, Stronger... Meet the Modern Umbrella - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 5,465 views
      While umbrellas have been around for centuries, the modern steel design we're all familiar with was invented by Samuel Fox in 1852. Or was it? Learn about the controversy behind this simple device ...
    • 5 Tips to Make Your Phone Battery Last - Duration: 2 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 20,393 views
      Is your phone constantly dying? Try these 5 everyday tips to conserve your battery's power.

      Stuff of Genius tells the story behind everyday inventions. From the bikini to super wheat and everythin...
    • George Ballas and the Weed Eater - Duration: 118 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 1,911 views
      What do carwashes and lawn care have in common? The answer might surprise you. Tune in in to learn how George Ballas went from cleaning his car to inventing the weed eater.

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    • No Babies! Gregory Pincus and the Birth Control Pill - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 2,873 views
      The birth control pill prevents millions of births every year. Learn how a scientist's experiments with rabbit ovums and frozen sperm led to this game changing advance in human reproduction.

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