Feb 02

Today’s “Who Knew?”


Interesting factoid from the Who Knew category…

Italian anatomist Antonio Maria Valsalva was born on this day in 1732. He is credited with developing the Valsalva maneuver, the process of trying to blow air out of your nose while it is plugged in order to clear the airways of the ears.

He also coined the term Eustachian tube and he described the aortic sinuses of Valsalva in his writings, published posthumously in 1740.

If you want to say read this during dinner tonight, here’s the correct pronunciation:


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