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From Ploughs to Super Cars

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In this episode, host Josh Klein shows how the humble plow influenced IndyCar racing technology. It all starts more than 1,000 years ago in the English countryside, where heavy ox ploughs were a vast improvement over primitive scratch ploughs, allowing peasants to produce a food surplus and paving the way for the growth of cities.

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