Curiosity Daily Podcast: Hack Your Short-Term Memory, The Wild Origins of Gallbladder Surgery, and Does Chocolate Cause Acne Breakouts?

Learn about whether chocolate actually causes acne breakouts; how to get around Miller’s law, which describes the limits of your short-term memory; and why one of the first gallbladder surgeries happened on a kitchen table.

July 16, 2020

Episode Show Notes:

Does chocolate actually cause breakouts? by Andrea Michelson

Your Short-Term Memory Can Only Hold 7 Items (But You Can Use This Trick) by Ashley Hamer

One of the first gallbladder surgeries happened on a kitchen table by Cameron Duke

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