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hiStory 2

hiStory 2

  The reign of Queen Victoria is remembered for two things above all else — imperialism and prudishness.  Sexual repression was the watchword of the era. Fashion trends soon saw women in dresses that reach from their jaw to the ground.  A glimpse of ankle...
Twinsies, part 2

Twinsies, part 2

CW: medical anomalies involving kids.  You know I never shy away, but it’s October, so the glove are coming off today! On Easter Monday morning, in the village of Biddenden in Kent, tea, cheese and loves of bread are handed out to widows and old folks from the window...
Some Pig

Some Pig

  Pigs have been with us a long time, first being domesticated in Asia over 9000 years ago.  These omnivores are one of the oldest domesticated animals, behind only dogs and goats. They moved through the Near East, and eventually to Europe, where they made their...
Feeling Salty

Feeling Salty

    In the ancient Ghanian empire, a drum sounds in the distance.  Traders go to the appointed spot. The people they are trading with have already gone, leaving their goods behind them.  This is the silent trade. The commodity that wait for them unprotected...
For The Last Time…

For The Last Time…

  Thanks to the members of patreon.com/yourbrainonfacts for choosing today’s topic, an option available to members at all levels, and most of our members are also getting their 25th-of-every-month bonus episode, with another to come every 10th.  Bonus episodes...