On our humble little podcast, we seek to illuminate the darker corners of knowledge and open the door to history. If you want to open an actual door to the past, you’ll have to do it without a doorknob. The patent for the a knob that turns to move a latch inside the door wasn’t filed until 1878. Stay on the lookout for movie set in the civil war and see if the doors have latches or anachronistic knobs. My name’s Moxie and this is your brain on facts.
Most of us know what to do if they are rendering aid to someone who can’t breathe or whose heart has stopped. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, the kiss of life, known as cardiopulmonary resuscitation when you combine it with chest compressions is such an ingrained concept in today’s society that it seems hard to imagine that it was created the same year Elvis released Heartbreak Hotel. Continue reading