208: Thunderclappers

Brain Junk
Brain Junk
208: Thunderclappers
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It wasn’t just fame and glory that inspired Lewis and Clark’s expedition across this great land. It took a “medication” so powerful that people would pray before they took it. Researchers figured out how to locate campsites from that 1804-1805 trip by analyzing dirt for Mercury. Because of course they were using medicine that was toxic.

image: Pharmacy Times 08/14/2020

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