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Kelene

Modern Marvels: Secrets of Oil

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There is an episode on the History Channel on Saturday August 23 at 7pm.

It is all about oil and why we need so much of it. Cars have little to do with it. I never realized we used oil in so many items.

Here is what the episode is about:

Rubber, Plastic, Nylon, Aerosols, Resins, Solvents, and Lubricants--none can exist without oil. If we stopped driving our cars tomorrow, America would still need five million barrels of oil a day. Visit Vulcan Materials, where oil tanks are emptied into massive double-barrel mixers to make asphalt and then continue to the Rolls Royce Aerospace Facility where complex jet fuels are blended. Travel back to the 1870's to see how an unemployed whale oil salesman turned a greasy oil-drilling by-product into a household staple: Vaseline. Finally discover how cutting-edge recycling techniques can breathe new life into used motor oil, and where a number of renewable fuels and technologies take aim at oil sovereignty.

Rating: TVPG

Running Time: 60 minutes

Genre:Science & Technology

Just thought people might be interested. Enjoy!


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hope ya liked it

now ya get why I freak out over recycling plastics so damn much -_-


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