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  • Wednesday 8th March 2017
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Did arsenic poisoning make gods limp?

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: The Roman god of fire, Vulcan, was impressively built, but walked with a limp. He may have had a case of the first known industrial disease: arsenic poisoning, says Dr Karl.

Gutter mouth: Profanities exist in every single language or dialect ever studied (Source: CHRISsadowski/iStockphoto)

Swearing makes pain go away

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: Swear words have the power to change your perception of people and pain. Dr Karl gives us a lesson in strong language.


Life’s little risks all add up

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: Which is more of a risk to your health: living in New York for two days or eating 1000 bananas? Dr Karl weighs up the micromorts of life.

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