What Was In This Mysterious "Cure" For Alcoholism?

The most famous medical man dedicated to treating alcoholism was Leslie Keeley, who operated the Keeley Institute and sold Keeley’s Gold Cure. When patients got the facility they were given a nice room, encouragement, and four shots of “gold bichloride” a day. There’s no such thing as gold bichloride.
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Are you in danger of spontaneously combusting? The risk factors according to a 1799 physician

Modern scientists are still investigating what might be behind reports of alleged spontaneous human combustion, but by the end of the 18th century, reports of humans suddenly going up in flames were pervasive enough that physicians compiled supposed risk factors for the phenomenon. » 2/23/13 10:00am 2/23/13 10:00am

Watch drunken monkeys steal cocktails from Caribbean beach resorts

On the West Indies island of St. Kitts, vervet monkeys prowl the beaches, snagging sugary cocktails from unsuspecting beach-goers. The BBC's Weird Science captured these booze hound primates in their not-so-native state. And there's a method to their videographing madness besides filming stumbling furry alcoholics;… » 2/25/12 9:00am 2/25/12 9:00am