Did you know the potato chip was invented out of anger? Or that "Sweet 'N Low" was named after a song? Or the real truth of why we say "God Bless You" after a sneeze? These questions and ... See full summary »

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Did you know the potato chip was invented out of anger? Or that "Sweet 'N Low" was named after a song? Or the real truth of why we say "God Bless You" after a sneeze? These questions and more are answered and explained in a new series called "Wow, I Never Knew That!" from Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Leonardis and the Emmy award- winning production company David Harris Katz Entertainment, Inc. "Wow I Never Knew That!" is a whimsical, half-hour television series that is jam-packed with exciting tidbits and fascinating facts that uncover the truths and origins behind the stuff you're already familiar with. From the items you use every day to the phrases you use in conversation to the habits you're so accustomed to, you'll be fascinated to learn how they've all really come about! Written by David Harris Katz

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Smells like propaganda, looks like teleshoping
9 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

I love gathering facts about everything, through any means. This includes documentaries like this one.

I honestly was happy I bumped into it. Despite the name, which is so, so bad.. despite the graphics making it look like it was made in the 80s.. and even despite Jeff Johnson's annoying way of narrating this I truly enjoyed the first two episodes.

JJ's way of speaking, the graphics and the name of the show .. all make this look like a teleshopping program, minus the huge phone numbers at the bottom.

Now to get to the propaganda part. After the 2 episodes I've mentioned, I started seeing a pattern. Everything is invented in America. Even if it's not invented in America.. someone, somewhere in the US, 'innovated' the invention and the whole thing is presented like an American merit.

It may be awesome for some US citizens (though I've been talking with Americans and a great part of them agree with me), but if you're not an US native, you actually feel insulted.

I mean, let's be honest.. when you came so far as to say Chinese FORTUNE COOKIES were invented by Americans.. there's something wrong with the show.

If you watch it, please be so kind and count the things presented as being invented in USA. It's like 9/10.

Still waiting for the episode where they'll tell me how walking and hot water were invented in America.

WOW! I never knew everything was made in the UNITED STATES of America! One last thing. Though everything on this planet seems to be invented in America.. America itself was invented in Europe. ;)


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