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How Moonshine Works

Think the days of backwoods stills and black market liquor are over? Think again: Police are still arresting moonshiners, those entrepreneurs who produce their own liquor and make a nice profit avoiding federal taxes.

Learn how moonshine is made, why the practice began and how the law deals with moonshine today.

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You think "left," it goes left -- or at least that's how it feels to the rider. Find out what's going on inside the Segway and what makes it so unique.
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There are hypnotherapists whose job it is to help people quit smoking, increase confidence... Skeptic or believer, hypnosis is an interesting phenomenon.
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While most of us know that it's used to treat erectile dysfunction, very few of us know how it does that. Learn all about Viagra®.
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Chances are good that you've got one. Want to know how it works? Learn all about cell phones and the networks that carry your calls.
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In movies, burglars can open a lock using a paper clip. Is it really so easy? Explore the everyday technology of locks and keys

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