Bizarre Medical Treatments through History (1900-1940)

When X-ray was discovered by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in 1895, the New York Times was so skeptical that they referred to the medical breakthrough as the “alleged discovery of how to photograph the invisible”. It took a...

 

How to Perform Heimlich Maneuver If Your Dog Is Choking

Knowing CPR and the Heimlich maneuver for dogs, is critical to saving lives because you may not have time to get to a vet and your dog could suffocate.

 

Marilyn Monroe Working Out at the Beverly Carlton Hotel (1952)

Marilyn loved to work out. She was ahead of her time to make her own working out program. Here, LIFE photographer Philippe Halsman captured a few candid shots of her daily workout routine at the Beverly Carlton Hotel in January,...

 

This Happens to Our Body After Eating a Piece of Chocolate

Village medicine men prescribed chocolate for a variety of ailments. The Aztecs called it the food of the gods. Today chocolate is the most favorite treat on the planet. It also has plenty of health benefits. Below are just...

 

Iceland Decided to Do This with The Last McDonald’s Meal EVER Sold!

Wouldn’t it be nice if this was the last McDonald’s meal EVER! The final day that McDonald’s was open in Iceland was October 31, 2009. On that day a man named Hjortur Smarason bought a meal as a souvenir....

 

1965 Experiment Reveals What Would Happen to Your Body If You Didn’t Sleep

In 1965, Randy Gardner, a 17-year-old high school student, set the world-record for the longest a human has intentionally gone without sleep not using stimulants of any kind. Gardner stayed awake for 264.4 hours (11 days...

 
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