Watch How It Works
- 1 Season
The television series is about how such things as how a water faucet works, how soy sauce is made, the way mountain bikes are built and how a piano is built. These are only a few things that the show describes the production of, which people use. The series explains the way things are assembled, the technology involved and the way products are mass produced. In episode one of the first season, the series tells how wine glasses are made and why different types of wine require different types of glasses. Red wine has an ingredient in it which is bitter and needs to mix with air so that the wine has a mellow flavor. However, white wine has a subtle aroma and will lose the flavor if it is poured into the wrong type of glass. The glass used for red wine is designed with a wide bowl where as white wine glasses are designed to be narrow thus allowing less air to mix with it. The production of a wine glass begins with a prototype being hand made to determine the correct shape for the type of wine the glass is to be used for. After the prototype is approved, the materials needed to produce it are assembled. The materials required consist of sand, soda, lime and a couple of other ingredients. These materials are heated until they form a consistency that is similar to warm gum. Episode two describes how socks are made in mass production, the science involved with freeze drying and how cork is manufactured. In other episodes of the series there is information about how a house can be built in 16 hours. The series is produced by Phil Ward and written by Robert Cromwell and Toby Stoker.