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CAT Scans Exist Thanks to The Beatles

398013 01: FILE PHOTO The Beatles perform in November 1963. 58 year old ex-Beatle band member George Harrison died of cancer November 30, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Getty Images) (AMERICAS SALES ONLY)

Everyone knows The Beatles were influential, but just HOW influential?

The band even has a place in medical history.

Thanks to money earned by The Beatles while on the label, EMI was able to fund the scientist who would go on to invent CT scans!

The scientist, Godfrey Hounsfield, would go on to win a Nobel Prize for his work in 1979.

Are you surprised to learn this? What other surprising ways do you think The Beatles influenced the world?

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