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Morning Cup of Links: Preserved Body Parts

A privately developed rocket, the Falcon 1 by Space X has made it into space. It passed above the International Space Station on Sunday. With video.
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The 10 Most Famous Preserved Body Parts. Don't bother looking for Rasputin; he's not here. (via Look at This)
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The Cab Ride I'll Never Forget. A small gesture can sometimes mean the world to someone who needs it. (via YesButNoButYes)
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12 Greek Words You Should Know. You probably already use them, but do you use them properly?
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The Night the Knickerbocker Theater's Roof Collapsed. One man's eyewitness account of a disaster that killed 98 people.
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Wired's Guide to Green Travel. You can see the world without destroying it -if you plan ahead a little.
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Conjoined twin Abby and Brittany Hensel turn 16. Yes, they had to take the driver's test twice.
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If you liked Periodic Tableware, you'll enjoy More Periodic Tableware. The periodic table can be adapted to many purposes besides elements.

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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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