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Epic History of Everyday Things (2011)

Everything around us has a story to tell. Shoes, cans, string, mirrors; everything we see and touch has an epic tale of how it came to be invented or discovered, and the dramatic moments ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jim Adovasio Jim Adovasio ... Expert
Kevin Ashton Kevin Ashton ... Expert
Robert K. Benson ... Rope Man (as Rob Benson)
Mark Bitterman Mark Bitterman ... Expert
William Bostwick William Bostwick ... Expert
Hodding Carter Hodding Carter ... Expert
Amy Casey Amy Casey ... Diner Cashier
Chris Chirdon ... Jeff
Christine Crane Christine Crane ... Waitress
Peter Droste Peter Droste ... Expert
Roger Ekirch Roger Ekirch ... Expert
Rick Field Rick Field ... Expert
David Fierro ... Barber
John Fiore John Fiore ... Frenchman
Ben Fortunato Ben Fortunato ... Tubman
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Everything around us has a story to tell. Shoes, cans, string, mirrors; everything we see and touch has an epic tale of how it came to be invented or discovered, and the dramatic moments throughout history at which it played an important role. But few of us know these stories. We go through our days blissfully ignorant of the deadly and dangerous road brave men traveled in order to bring coffee to the world, or the pivotal part beer played in the civilizing of mankind. These stories and many more are brought vividly to life in this two-hour special, which follows one man on a journey through the last day of his life, examining and recounting the epic tales of the everyday items he encounters before his ignorance of their stories leads him to his ultimate doom. Written by Anonymous

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beer | canning | See All (2) »

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History

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vardagstingens historia See more »

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NFGTV, Tribune Media See more »
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The story of Kaldi, the 9th-century Ethiopian goatherd who discovered coffee when noticed how excited his goats became after eating the beans from a coffee plant did not appear in writing until 1671 and is probably apocryphal. The original domesticated coffee plant is said to have been from Hararin Ethiopia. See more »

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