Posts from the ‘war’ Category
Researchers looking into cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals in military arms (flares on armor-piercing bullets specifically) have developed a few alternatives. Sodium and potassium periodate act quite similarly to the perchlorates without the negative side effects. They can also be applied to civilian fireworks which, considering they’re essentially flaming chemical baskets that rain down into rivers and lakes as well as seeping into the ground, is a great step toward cleaner celebrations.
Wounded Viking warriors were given strong onion soup. After a few minutes someone would smell the wounds and if onions could be detected it meant that there were serious abdominal injuries and that death was inevitable.
Early medicine is always cool. I’ve never heard of this before, what an ingenious way to tell.