Some of us here at Jezebel are nerds. This means that, in addition to television shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, Emergency Vets and Ugly Betty, we like to watch documentaries about World War II, disgusting but informative medical programs and anything on the Discovery Channel. In fact, our new favorite series is Discovery's How It's Made, a ridiculously low-budget, 30-minute program about the manufacturing of various consumer products. Besides providing a crash-course in, say, how things like ambulances and contact lenses are constructed, the series is notable for its extremely-cheesy soundtrack, which resembles the sort of music you'd hear alongside a soft-core scene on after-hours Cinemax. (Interestingly, this music, coupled with routine footage of piston-driven factory machinery, adds a lurid sexual element to the show.) Anyway, we'll be posting clips of particular interest to women from time to time; in this inaugural clip (one of our favorites!) learn and laugh as you watch how maxipads are made.

Discovery Channel