Modern Marvels

Season 13 Episode 35


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 06, 2006 on The History Channel



  • Trivia

    • America's top selling bottled waters are Pepsi's Aquafina and Coca-Cola's Dasani. Each is purified water drawn not from springs, but municipal water supplies.

    • The speed of sound in water is roughly 4.500 feet per second, five times faster than its speed in the air – helping enable whales to communicate over distances of hundred of miles.

    • During transpiration, the process in which plants release water to the atmosphere, an acre of corn gives off 4,000 gallons every day.

    • At any given time, the fountains of Bellagio can propel up to 17,000 gallons of water into the air.

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: Nature's precious elixir, so power it can carve our landscape, yet so nurturing it can spawn life. We bottle its goodness, showcase its beauty and seek its wonders at the far edge of our solar system. Now, Water, on Modern Marvels.

  • Notes

    • Pamela Conrad, PhD
      Astrobiologist, JPL/NASA

      Arthur Von Wiesenberger
      Bottled Water Expert

      Frank Chapelle
      Hydrologist/Author, Wellsprings

      Dusty Dowdy
      General Manager, Camp Holly Springs

      Siggi Thordarson
      Quality Manager, Iceland Spring, Inc.

      Kent Kise
      VP Quality & Technical Service, DS Waters

      Barbara Burke, PhD
      Chemistry, Cal Poly, Pomona

      Jim Kelly
      Nuclear Operator, Bruce Power

      Tim Elliott
      Performance Engineer, Bruce Power

      Jake LaRue
      Agricultural Engineer, Valmont Industries

      Wendell Dorsett
      Agricultural Engineer, Valmont Industries

      Ron Bopp
      Nebraska Farmer

      Derrel Martin
      Water Resources, University of Nebraska

      Michael Jess
      Water Resources Engineer

      Mark Fuller
      CEO, WET Design

      Keith Kalis
      Supervisor, WET Labs

      Luis Burgos
      Designer, WET Design

      Robert Anderson, PhD
      Research Scientist, JPL/NASA

      Albert Haldemann, PhD
      Mars Scientist, JPL/NASA

  • Allusions

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