Modern Marvels

Season 16 Episode 13

Big & Small

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 06, 2010 on The History Channel



  • Trivia

    • At takeoff, the four 14,000 pound A380 engines create a thrust equal to the power of over 3500 family car engines.

    • In 2006, Alex Tague, a 5 foot 10 inch tall motorcyclist reached a minimoto land speed record of 78 miles per hour on a 14 inch tall bike.

    • Elvis Presley not only owned several enormous Cadillac Eldorados and limos, but also owned and drove a Messerschmitt microcar.

    • There are currently over 400 994F Caterpillar front loaders moving mound and mountains on six continents.

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: Some are huge, some are tiny, there's nothing average about them. They're powered by the ton or by the ounce. They can fly a whole town or a single thrill seeker. And what happens when they go head to head? Just wait and see. Now, it's Big & Small, on Modern Marvels.

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