This two-hour special explores everyday technologies and items we take for granted through the question "How Many People Does It Take?" to make things like a light bulb, an elevator, a Mack truck, a Louisville Slugger and a Dodge Viper SRT 10. In a fun, fast-paced interactive format, viewers learn the dramatic and often startling facts behind their construction.
The perceived complexity of the item and the number of people it takes to make it often play against each other to add drama and surprise: a luxury sports car can be hand-built by four highly-trained mechanics, while a Kosher chicken requires over 700 people to bring it to market. Through the discovery of the number it takes to construct it, facts about the origins of the item, great moments in its history, and other fun facts are revealed.