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During WWII, Russian soldiers took “heat pills” that kept them warm in the winter; however, they would also lose weight despite eating well. 2,4-dinitrophenol spikes metabolic rate as potential energy is lost as heat—it is banned as a weight loss aid (U.S.) as overdose can cook people to death.

2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP): A Weight Loss Agent with Significant Acute Toxicity and Risk of Death Go to: History of Dinitrophenol The French used DNP in the manufacture of munitions during the First World War [6, 7]. Since then, it has also been used as a dye, wood preserver, herbicide and photographic developer. It was Maurice Tainter …

During WWII, Russian soldiers took “heat pills” that kept them warm in the winter; however, they would also lose weight despite eating well. 2,4-dinitrophenol spikes metabolic rate as potential energy is lost as heat—it is banned as a weight loss aid (U.S.) as overdose can cook people to death. Read More »

NASA ground controllers were once shocked to hear a female voice from the space station, apparently interacting with them, which had an all-male crew. They had been pranked by an astronaut who used a recording of his wife.

Owen Garriott Owen Kay Garriott (November 22, 1930 – April 15, 2019) was an American electrical engineer and NASA astronaut, who spent 60 days aboard the Skylab space station in 1973 during the Skylab 3 mission, and 10 days aboard Spacelab-1 on a Space Shuttle mission in 1983. After serving in the United States Navy, …

NASA ground controllers were once shocked to hear a female voice from the space station, apparently interacting with them, which had an all-male crew. They had been pranked by an astronaut who used a recording of his wife. Read More »

California Governor Leland Stanford Sr. lost his only child to Typhoid. Because of this Stanford Sr. decided to honour his dead son by spending his fortune to build Stanford University, telling his wife that “the children of California shall be our children”.

Leland Stanford Jr. Stanford University[edit] [edit] Leland Stanford Jr. at Find a Grave Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland_Stanford_Jr. Leland Stanford Jr. Leland Stanford’s death mask on display at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts Leland Stanford Jr. (May 14, 1868 – March 13, 1884), known as Leland DeWitt Stanford until age nine,[1] is the …

California Governor Leland Stanford Sr. lost his only child to Typhoid. Because of this Stanford Sr. decided to honour his dead son by spending his fortune to build Stanford University, telling his wife that “the children of California shall be our children”. Read More »