With every breath, we inhale the dying breath of Julius Caesar


Today’s Video of the Day from the American Chemical Society features an interview with author Sam Kean as he answers the classic question: Are we breathing some of the same air from Julius Caesar’s last breath?

According to Kean, the simple answer is yes. The author explains that, in each breath we take, there is approximately one molecule of Caesar’s final breath.

Kean explores this and other mysteries about all of the gases in our atmosphere in his book “Caesar’s Last Breath.”

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: American Chemical Society

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