Deadly advertising: a joke with skeletons that claimed many lives
Creation Today, everyone is used to pharmaceutical advertising, which uses pastel shades, pastoral landscapes and rave reviews of the new "miracle drug". But in the late 1800s, a St. Louis-based…

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5 advantages of a cold shower that convince you of the need for hardening
Cold shower. Invigorating... Many consider a cold shower something out of the ordinary and, it seems, on their own will, they will never be under it. Under a cold shower,…

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Incredible things that happened to people after surgery
In the struggle for the quality of life, and even for life itself, people sometimes find themselves in the operating room under the sapphires of surgical lamps. And every time…

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Beaver testicles and radioactive toothpaste: 7 fatal self-care products that were used in the XX century

Today, when the world is dominated by science and technology, it is not easy to believe that even some 50 years ago people took for medicinal drugs something that today is not allowed without a protective suit. And when it comes to more distant times, you can only wonder what was the pharmacological fantasy of our ancestors and that they basically survived.
1. Doramad
Toothpaste containing radioactive thorium, developed in Germany in the 30-40s of the XX century. The paste had a very funny pseudo-scientific advertising slogan that promised the death of all microbes in the mouth. Continue reading

Deception everywhere: 7 eye features that can be hard to believe
Our eyes lie to us. In fact, the human eye is a very "imperfect" organ. If you compare the visual system with cameras, you should immediately say that they are…

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Tougher than the "green fairy": how the US produces wine from ... cannabis
Have you ever tried absinthe? If the acquaintance took place, it is unlikely that it was the same legendary potion that turned the head of Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud…

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Strange inventions of doctors of the past, which are more like instruments of torture
The history of medicine is full of bizarre and even frightening moments. Throughout its history, people have tried to make it better to treat. It did not always work out…

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Beaver testicles and radioactive toothpaste: 7 fatal self-care products that were used in the XX century
Today, when the world is dominated by science and technology, it is not easy to believe that even some 50 years ago people took for medicinal drugs something that today…

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