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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 36

Welcome to 2012 late night, _flossers! It's time once again for GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments.

The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack

Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You

Gordon Lightfoot - Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Aretha Franklin - Angel

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

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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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