The Antibacterial Eye of Horus

Many denizens of ancient Egypt wore elaborate and colorful eye makeup as a tribute to the god Horus, the patron god of Egypt.

Ancient Egyptian Pregnancy Test

The ancient Egyptians had a pregnancy test that most women (and men) today would consider ridiculous. To determine pregnancy, a woman was to urinate on both barley and wheat seeds.

When smoking was good for your health

Up until the middle of the 20th century, it was public opinion that smoking tobacco was not connected to any health risks. Some tobacco companies even claimed it was good for ones health, specifically a sore throat.

Persistent Swedish wife and the first pacemaker

In 1958, Arne Larsson was a man in serious trouble. His heart was failing him badly. At only 43, his heart beat was so low that he started fainting dozens of times a day and many times would even drop dead. His desperate wife Else-Marie had to revive him up to 20-30 times a day. However, when Else-Marie found out …