Do you ever stop and think about how the pop-up toaster came about? How about the crash test dummy? Or the lie detector? 

There are literally countless gadgets and gizmos we use today that weren't around just a few decades ago. Inventors, many of whom came from very humble beginnings, changed the world by creating the radio, TV, parachute, vacuum cleaner, air conditioner, microwave, electric guitar and millions of other tools, devices, appliances and whatchamacallits. 

Tune in to BYUtv on Mondays at 8pm ET/6pm MT to watch an exciting new program, Inventions That Shook the World. You'll travel from decade to decade and explore the surprising genesis of some of our most commonly used devices. 

And you'll never look at your toaster the same way again!