The first effective polio vaccine was developed in 1952 by Jonas Salk at the University of Pittsburgh, but it would require years of testing. To encourage patience, Salk went on CBS radio to report a successful test on a small group of adults and children on March 26, 1953; two days later the results were published in JAMA. What may surprise you is that he never patented the vaccine and missed out on what could’ve been the biggest payday in the 1950s. Continue reading for more fascinating science facts that might surprise you.