In the iconic Michael Jackson track “Smooth Criminal,” the memorable refrain “Annie, are you OK?” derives its inspiration from Resusci Anne, a mannequin commonly employed for CPR training. Interestingly, Resusci Anne, also known as the “most kissed face” in the world, was designed in the late 1950s to help teach people lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques. The connection between the song and the training dummy adds an intriguing layer of depth to this classic pop anthem.
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Great website layout, hope more is coming as I do not see any other pages?
Oh, yes, more content is gradually coming. We had some technical difficulties.
I chose to begin anew from scratch, as there were countless low-quality articles published before 2014. Sometimes it’s better to step back and begin from zero, I guess. 😅