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Great Moments In Science - with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

ABC Radio National

Science & Medicine

From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.

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Did arsenic poisoning make gods limp?

March 31st, 2015

Episode 47 of 126 episodes

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.

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