A story of Breasts, a Doctor and the Stethoscope. “The Heartbeat’s History”.

A story of Breasts, a Doctor and the Stethoscope. “The Heartbeat’s History”.

Those earphones the doctor plugs in his ears before placing a little cool disc on your chest to hear the thumpty-thump of your heart. That entire medical contraption is called a Stethoscope. Have you ever wondered about the genius that led to that invention? I doubt it. And I hate to shock you but it’s not as exciting as Edison discovering electricity. Or the mysterious genius that discovered the formula for Fufu. Or the horror behind the development of penicillin or anaesthetics (we’ll deal with those in due course). Over time people have found ways to pervert the use of Read more »

On the weird day of Christmas, My true love gave to me…

On the weird day of Christmas, My true love gave to me…

On the weird day of Christmas my true love gave to me…nine horrible stories, seven strange Christmas customs and lores… But nooo head! Nothing like two day old eggnog (mostly American Honey than eggnog) to get you in the groove. There’ve been all sort of world-changing events that happened on Christmas Day. Believe it or not, not everyone’s Christmas has been Jolly Holly. Some have even been anti-Christy. Here are some slightly curious historical happenings that took place on or around Dec. 25. 1953- The Tangiwai Disaster A passenger train carrying nearly 300 people came down the tracks near the Read more »