Watching Paint Dry: The Documentary

I love the History Channel, they have so much fascinating stuff on there it’s ridiculous. Last week I was watching an episode of Modern Marvels that was about the history of paint.

It focused heavily on many of the bad chemicals that have been used in paint (such as lead), and how striving to replace the toxic chemicals we remove from paints has led to some of the greatest innovations and improvements in the paint manufacturing business.

At one point, as they showed how quickly some of this new high tech paint cures, I realized that I was watching paint dry… on TV… The show was very interesting, but just catching myself being interested in watching a documentary about paint drying was odd.