Modern Marvels

Season 16 Episode 15

Keep Out

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 20, 2010 on The History Channel



  • Trivia

    • In 2007, Jeff Sitar his eighth consecutive world safecracking title by cracking two safes in 1hour 34 minutes and 10 seconds. He hasn't competed since.

    • The FBI's fingerprint database is the largest in the world. It receives 34,000 new fingerprint cards a day.

    • The Great Wall of China is a series of walls more than twice the length of the United States-Mexican border.

    • In the early 1980s the Air and Marine Operations Center used a number of radars atop all terrain vehicles to monitor sections of the U.S. border. The range of each was less than 100 miles.

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: It could be a 2,000 mile border, or a nuclear waste site, it could be a padlock, a biometric lock, or a bank vault. It could be a concrete barrier, a steel cage, or bulletproof Plexiglas. They're all designed with one intent, whether by land, air or sea, the perimeter is secure. Now, Keep Out, on Modern marvels.

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