Stung by a Scorpion and Other Reasons for Calling in Sick 3000 Years Ago

Can you imagine taking time off to brew beer?

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Remember the last time you called in sick at work? What was the reason? I am sure you were not feeling well. But let us face it, we all skipped work when we needed a break! Maybe you wanted to take your kids to the amusement park. Or maybe you had a date which…




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Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Prateek Dasgupta, M.S.

Top writer in History, Science, Art, Food, and Culture. Interested in lost civilizations and human evolution. Contact:

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