The Secret Genius of Modern Life on SBS Viceland – We don’t often stop to think about it, but our homes and our pockets are full of technology that 20 years ago would have been the stuff of science fiction.
In this new series, Hannah Fry uncovers the secrets of these modern miracles and reveals the mind blowing stories behind their invention.
Series One, Episode Six: Trainer
Did you know that a family feud created two of the world’s biggest trainer brands? In this episode of The Secret Genius of Modern Life, Hannah Fry visits E-bay’s Authentication Centre where they’re waging war against fake high value trainers.
She discovers how American breakfast waffles transformed our trainer soles and how an 18th century tea set led to the use of celebrity endorsement.
The Secret Genius of Modern Life – Final Episode – Saturday, 7 October at 6.20pm on SBS Viceland and SBS on Demand (6 Parts)
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