Holy Crap! How’d They Do That?

Have you ever asked yourself, “Holy crap! How’d they do that?” Each episode, your hosts take a look at various examples of disruptive thinking used by projects, events or people. They break down the disruptive thinking and how it led to success. Then, they leave you with a challenge to help you think bigger, reach higher and do what you never thought possible!

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Holy Crap Accomplishment: Compulsory Education in the U.S. Compulsory education laws require children to attend a public or state-accredited private school for a certain period of time. Ancient Judea-...
November 20, 2020
Holy Crap Accomplishment: Nautilus Travels under North Pole USS Nautilus—world’s first nuclear submarine—is commissioned The USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, is commissioned by the U...
November 13, 2020
The Project (HGP) was an international scientific research project with the goal of determining the base pairs that make up human DNA, and of identifying and mapping all of the genes of the human geno...
November 6, 2020
The Idea: The ice block expedition of 1959 was a publicity stunt carried out by the Norwegian insulation material producer Glassvatt. Responding to a challenge from the radio station Radio Luxembourg...
October 30, 2020
Problem Steep, icy mountains and deep fjords make western Norway famously scenic, but they also make life difficult for motorists. With seven ferries along the way, the almost 700-mile trip between th...
October 23, 2020
Problem Before the transcontinental railroad was completed, travel overland by stagecoach cost $1,000, took five or six months, and involved crossing rugged mountains and arid desert. The alternatives...
October 16, 2020
The Problem Satellite services fundamentally shape telecommunication, navigation, and remote sensing services that are vital to the global economy. The current system is on the risk of collapse due...
October 9, 2020
Holy Crap Accomplishment: War Rationing WWI: Rationing began in England. Government reluctant. Started with cereals, hesitated with imports of meat, sugar & grains. 1916: illegal to consume more ...
October 2, 2020
Holy Crap Accomplishment: Depression Era Scarcity WWI Farmers worked hard to increase productivity 1920s: Farmers struggled with low prices Newspapers printed names of those on government assistance 1...
September 25, 2020
Holy Crap Accomplishment: Swedish Recycling Sweden recycles an astounding 99 percent of locally-produced waste, thanks to the sensitiveness of its citizens to the environment and sophisticated collec...
September 18, 2020

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