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DESCRIPTION: (from History Channel's web site, September 2008) Putting the everyday under a microscope to reveal unseen secrets and history, and finding enough fascinating facts that would make anyone scratch their head in amazement, is THE WORKS, a new series airing Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT on History™. The simple facts and history of everyday life hide incredibly complex systems that are monuments to human ingenuity. The Works, with the help of robotics expert and jack of all trades Daniel H. Wilson, dissects a wide range of topics from power tools to sneakers to motorcycles, uncovering their history and the unimaginable intricacies of things we take for granted.