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Factory Floor with Marshall Brain

21 Dec 2011

Have you ever wondered…

  • How fireworks reach a precise height, explode at the right time, and then paint the sky with specific colors and patterns?
  • What makes an airbag inflate faster than the blink of an eye?
  • Or what it takes to convert an average street bike into one that can dominate in the grueling Tour de France?

FACTORY FLOOR WITH MARSHALL BRAIN has all the amazing answers to these questions – and many more!

Each one-hour episode of FACTORY FLOOR WITH MARSHALL BRAIN takes curious viewers on a fast-paced and fact-filled adventure into the world of product design, manufacturing and testing – a world where traditional assembly lines collide with cutting edge technology to shape, forge, weld or build the objects we encounter in our everyday lives.

Our guide for this unique insider’s tour is Marshall Brain – best-selling author, founder of one of Time Magazine’s “50 Best Websites,” originator of, and an expert when it comes to explaining things. Marshall’s natural curiosity and real-world knowledge make even the most mind-bending mechanics and science entertaining and easy to understand.

Now airing on National Geographic Channel