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How Did They Keep Crying Babies Quiet in the Olden Times?

While parenting has definitely taken a whole new leap at the turn of the century. There are some quite unorthodox ways ancient people dealt with simple issues like baby tantrums. Ancient Egyptians would calm crying babies by giving them opium. This method was even popular during the Victorian era. But since it put infants in …

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Victory Day Kiss

Who Took the Other Photo of the Victory Day Kiss?

Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photograph V-J Day in Times Square shows a US Navy sailor embracing and kissing a stranger. While most are familiar with the iconic photograph, did you know there is another version of the picture? There is another version of the famous Victory Day kiss in Times Square. It was taken from a different …

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Who Popularized the Use of Surgical Gloves?

Today, we are all well aware of the importance of using surgical gloves. We know that they serve as a protective barrier to prevent the transmission of diseases between a healthcare worker and their patient. But did you know who truly popularized their use? Caroline Hampton, a surgical nurse at John Hopkins, almost quit her …

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In the 20’s a freak show saved over 6500 premature babies’ lives. Hospitals would leave them to die; but a “fake” Dr by the name of Martin Couney would display the babies in an experimental glass case called an incubator. He used the proceeds to pay for the show, seeing an 85% survival rate.

The Man Who Ran a Carnival Attraction That Saved Thousands of Premature Babies Wasn’t a Doctor at All Nurses in starched white uniforms and doctors in medical coats tended to babies in glass and steel incubators. The infants had been born many weeks premature and well below a healthy birth weight. Stores didn’t make clothes …

In the 20’s a freak show saved over 6500 premature babies’ lives. Hospitals would leave them to die; but a “fake” Dr by the name of Martin Couney would display the babies in an experimental glass case called an incubator. He used the proceeds to pay for the show, seeing an 85% survival rate. Read More »

What was so Remarkable About Benjaman Kyle’s Amnesia?

In this day and age, we leave breadcrumbs of information that can quickly identify us. Despite our efforts to lead private lives, we unconsciously share information directly related to us. But did you know there was an individual who remained anonymous for more than ten years in the 21st century? Benjamin Kyle was an amnesiac …

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Majel Barrett, the voice of the Starfleet computer on Star Trek, recorded an entire library of phonetic sounds before she died which allowed her voice to be used as the computer for future generations.

The late Majel Barrett might still voice the computer on Star Trek: Discovery When Majel Barrett died in 2008, she took with her the distinction of being the only person to appear in every Star Trek TV series, either on-screen as characters like Nurse Christine Chapel or feisty ambassador Lwaxana Troi, or as the soothing …

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Offspring

What Does the Drummer of The Offspring Do Today?

The Offspring is an American rock band from California that started in 1984. The band’s original name was Manic Subsidal. Their current line-up includes lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Bryan Dexter Holland, bassist Todd Morse, and lead guitarist Kevin Noodles Wasserman. But did you know what their original drummer, Frederick Lilja, does today? The Offspring’s …

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Who Performed the First Cardiac Catheterization?

Cardiac catheterization is a procedure where a tiny, flexible, hollow tube is placed into a blood vessel in the groin, arm, or neck leading into the chamber of the heart. This is often done for diagnostic and interventional purposes, but did you know who first performed this procedure? Dr. Werner Forssmann performed the first heart …

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How Did Anthony Perkins Find Out He was HIV Positive?

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If left untreated, the virus can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Back in the day, the disease was often associated with homosexuals, and people who have been diagnosed with the disease were often discriminated against. But did you know how …

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When Germany invaded Belgium in World War I, King Albert I took personal command of the Belgian Army. He led his army for 4 years, fighting alongside his troops, while his wife, Queen Elisabeth, worked as a nurse at the front. His 12 year-old son, the Crown Prince, also fought in the ranks

Albert I of Belgium Sword of honor offered by the city of Paris to Albert I of Belgium Albert wearing the uniform of a British infantry officer inspecting the front line with British and Belgian officers. Uniform with war honours At the start of World War I, Albert refused to comply with Germany’s request for …

When Germany invaded Belgium in World War I, King Albert I took personal command of the Belgian Army. He led his army for 4 years, fighting alongside his troops, while his wife, Queen Elisabeth, worked as a nurse at the front. His 12 year-old son, the Crown Prince, also fought in the ranks Read More »