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    I have wandered the streets so many times and been amazed at what is around me but dont always think to share that (mostly because my bf/friends/family have had enough of my fun facts!)

    That's a big part of what lead me to start this podcast.  Hehe!  But I'll let you in on a not-so-secret secret.  Everyone on the forums (and I'd suspect most of the listeners in general, who I hope will join soon) love those little fun facts.  So if you have some fun historical facts that you'd like to share of something you've seen and photographed (such as, despite popular belief Lawrence of Arabia wasn't buried in Westminster or St. Pauls) please share them.  We're a community that's built around the love of fun facts like that! :)I was just thinking today that it would be fun to start a discussion about some of the more random facts from history, I know you throw in lots as you are going through the podcast Jamie but I'm sure other people have various random facts/stories to share!Just today, I was thinking about how I am about to leave my job at St Mary's Hospital in London where I have been working the last 8 months to move to the more modern, but less interesting history wise, University College London. My fun fact is that Sir Alexander Flemming discovered Pencillin in September 1928 at St Mary's Hospital in the building next to where I have been working! There are loads of various signs/facts like that displayed on London buildings and I will be keeping an eye out for them!

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    The history of the hospitals in UK are so interesting–Bethlem (or Bedlam hospital). I'm not sure of the actual date, but I think it opened around 1200s as a convent or something then in the 1300s became a hospital–and it is still a hospital! Not sure if it is in the original location though…As an RN..I love reading the history of medicine and the care people received over the centuries–Good and bad. When I was in Greece I got a picture of ancient medical equipment--some equipment not that dramatically different than we use today.

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