Do you know how common everyday items, such as mirrors, fireworks or sunglasses work? This collection of Innovation articles explores the workings of objects you may come into contact with on a regular basis.
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Most of us eat at least three times a day, but did you ever stop and think about who came up with the idea for potato chips or how the microwave oven works? Dig into these Stuff of Genius and Stuff You Should Know videos to learn about the invention of popular foods.

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