Best Care Anywhere

Best Care Anywhere

 Livestream for the Cure   She was born into the Army and devoted her life to saving the lives of others, no matter how difficult the conditions.  She ran a tight ship, by the book, but not without compassion.  The war gave her a husband and took him away. ...
Making Do

Making Do

    Today’s episode is brought to you by our amazing supporters at patreon.com/yourbrainonfacts and by the Your Brain On Facts book, available for pre-order now at ybof.com/book, chock full of articles that have never and will never be included in the...
Earth’s Unsung-est Heroes: Black Inventors, pt 1

Earth’s Unsung-est Heroes: Black Inventors, pt 1

  Edison, Franklin, Tesla, DaVinci, Bell, Wright, Marconi, Babbage, Goodyear.  These inventors’ names are synonymous with the technologies that have defined their times.  They have another thing in common; they’re all white men. But many Black inventors have...
The Dogs (and inventions) of War

The Dogs (and inventions) of War

3,150 soldiers and 54,000 pigeons made up the United States Army Pigeon Service, from 1917 to 1957, who delivered messages with an astounding 90 percent success rate.  One American pigeon known as G.I. Joe, no joke, even received a medal for gallantry after delivering...
Against All Odds – Military

Against All Odds – Military

Some people were born to lead.  You can keep your General Pattons, your Napoleons, Ghengis Kahns and Hannibals; they can’t hold a candle to Jan Zizik.  He was such a mighty and effective commander, leading peasants farmers against numerically superior professional...