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The Missing Links: "F-Bomb" Is Now in the Dictionary

Where in the F-Bomb Did the Term ‘F-Bomb’ Come From?
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary added "f-bomb" to its collection of words that are words. The term may have originated from a Hall of Fame baseball player who had sworn off swearing.

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Get Your Metal Detectors Ready
It sounds like something out of a film. This explorer is getting ready to search a deserted island because he believes it may contain the Treasure of Lima, worth more than $200 million.

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Convicting a Man in the Blink of an Eye
This too sounds like something out of a film. A dying man describes his killer by communicating only through blinking. But will it be admissible in court?

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Things Everyone Needs: A Bus Office
This thing is so cool.

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My Wife Already Falls Asleep Every Time We Watch A Movie
So, I think I’ll pass on taking her to this theatre. (Article found via Imgur)

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Cinema Sleuths Rejoice
These 29 mysteries are finally solved. Or are they? Dun-Dun-Duuuuuuuuun.

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Looking for Something to Debate?
Who is the greatest Summer Olympian of all-time?

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“Cheryl's mind turned like the vanes of a wind-powered turbine, chopping her sparrow-like thoughts into bloody pieces that fell onto a growing pile of forgotten memories.”
That is award-winning writing. But award-winning for all the wrong reasons.

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History
A Very Brief History of Chamber Pots

Some of the oldest chamber pots found by archeologists have been discovered in ancient Greece, but portable toilets have come a long way since then. Whether referred to as "the Jordan" (possibly a reference to the river), "Oliver's Skull" (maybe a nod to Oliver Cromwell's perambulating cranium), or "the Looking Glass" (because doctors would examine urine for diagnosis), they were an essential fact of life in houses and on the road for centuries. In this video from the Wellcome Collection, Visitor Experience Assistant Rob Bidder discusses two 19th century chamber pots in the museum while offering a brief survey of the use of chamber pots in Britain (including why they were particularly useful in wartime).

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A Tour of the New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room
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The Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine documents the evolution of our medical knowledge. Its books and artifacts are as bizarre as they are fascinating. Read more here.

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