Interesting Fact # 1049 - Medicine

A team of researchers in the US has discovered the earliest sample of human-made medicine.

(They found traces of wine compounds and plant-derived ingredients from a jar, basically a medicinal alcoholic drink. The bottles are more than 5,000 years old and were found in the tomb of one of the first pharaohs of Egypt, Scorpion I. So the next time I have a tipple, it will be purely medicinal.)