The promise of delivering a slice of gratification in 30 minutes or
less is no longer limited to fast food chains. With the launch of its latest
show The Fast History Of, History TV18 is all set to dispense the most
surprising and innovative stories of iconic brands and the people that
transformed industries, straight to your doorstep. This ten-part series
premieres on 12th June 2023, Monday-Friday at 6:00 PM on History TV18.
The Fast History Of is a super-charged romp through the histories of
mega brands like Nike and Nintendo. Did you know that the former’s most
recognisable phrase "Just Do It" was inspired by a serial killer's
last words? Or that the creators of some of the world’s most beloved video
games like Donkey Kong and Super Mario once tried making soup, vacuum cleaners,
and running a chain of pay-by-the-hour love hotels, before they single-handedly
resurrected the entire industry after the great video game crash of 1983? Hold
on to your Hot Wheels; there is more in store for gamers as the series offers
bite-sized histories of the biggest toy empires – Hasbro and Mattel, who are
responsible for the most popular board games like Monopoly, Risk and Boggle,
and treasured toys like Barbie and He-Man that continue to captivate adults and
Another episode takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride that traces the
rise of the global phenomenon of amusement parks with all its twists and turns.
From the very beginning through today, discover how the Chicago World's Fair of
1893 led to the birth of Coney Island, while a visit to a traditional
merry-go-round inspired Walt Disney to make Disneyland – the happiest place on
Earth. Learn how the future of amusement parks is looking up as the lines
between magic and realism continue to blur. Visitors can now immerse themselves
in hyper-real, experiential worlds like "The Wizarding World of Harry
Potter", becoming characters in a larger story like never before!
Staying true to its name, get ready for a ride that’s fast and furious.
Hold on tight as the show explores the tale of how Harley-Davidson became a
symbol individuality and freedom, full of outlaws, high risks, and even higher
rewards. Buckle in for take-off and discover how Boeing brought the world into
the “Jet Age” and dominated the aviation industry.
After exploring the skies, take a trip to a supercentre with Walmart,
which grew from a humble discount store in rural Arkansas to the largest
company in the world. Go behind the scenes with History TV18 and uncover some
fun facts that will surely make your eyes pop and jaws drop. With over 11,000
locations, they employ more people than the US Armed Forces, and average a
profit of $1.8 million dollars...every hour! From super stores to the super
rich, dive into the secret lives of the world's wealthiest, and all the most
shocking ways they spend their fortunes, from how much gold King Tut was buried
with, to how Elon Musk, Richard Brandon, and Jeff Bezos ended up in a space
race in an attempt to push boundaries even further.
“The Fast History Of” - Premieres 12th June 2023, Monday-Friday at 6PM,
only on History TV18