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Mysteries of vernacular: Dynamite - Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel

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With an explosive meaning, the word dynamite’s past is as historical as it is etymological. Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel describe how Alfred Nobel invented dynamite.

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  • Director Jessica Oreck
  • Producer Rachael Teel

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