In Honor of Today's Sports Scandal

According to WNBC and Deadspin, the Mitchell Report names some big names (though not all the big names reported earlier). Major Leaguers mentioned in the report include Lenny Dykstra, John Rocker, Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte.

While you're waiting for the official press conference, see how much you remember about past scandals by taking our quiz from earlier this year.

Take 'The Sports Scandals Quiz'

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).

A Tour of the New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room

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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