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Who invented the toilet? | Live Science

[ad_1] Who invented this throne? (Image credit: boonchai wedmakawand via Getty Images)If you have a sense of potty humor, you may have come across the legend of the English plumber Thomas Crapper, the man who supposedly invented the toilet. After he created the latrine as we know it, the story goes, his name became synonymous with the act of using it.But in reality, rudimentary toilets predate Crapper by several thousand
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Conjoined twins separated by Texas doctors after “historic” 11-hour surgery

[ad_1] Conjoined twins separated by Texas doctors after "historic" 11-hour surgery - CBS News Watch CBS News A pair of conjoined twins were successfully separated Monday during a complex procedure that marked a surgical first for the Fort Worth, Texas, pediatric hospital where it took place. Omar Villafranca reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On [ad_2]
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Sea spiders can regrow their anuses, scientists discover

[ad_1] During experiments, some juvenile sea spiders were able to regrow amputated body parts. (Image credit: Shutterstock) (opens in new tab)Sea spiders possess a remarkable, previously unknown ability: They can regrow their rear ends.In a series of experiments, scientists discovered that juveniles from the sea spider species Pycnogonum litorale were able to fully regenerate a number of amputated body parts from their lower body, including hind limbs, parts of their
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Flying saucers to mind control: 24 declassified military & CIA secrets

[ad_1] Government and military secrets can range from terrifying to amusing to downright absurd, but most are nothing short of intriguing. From a secret U.S. Air Force project to build a supersonic flying saucer to a now-famous World War II-era research program that produced the first atomic bombs to a plan to train domesticated cats to spy on the Soviet Union, here are 24 declassified military and CIA secrets.Project 1794Declassified
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All About History 126: The Teutonic Knights

[ad_1] The Teutonic Knights were one of the great chivalric orders that emerged from the Crusades, alongside the Hospitallers and Templars, but while those other knights made their names in the Holy Land, the Teutonic Knights fought their greatest battles in Europe.In the latest issue of All About History (opens in new tab), on sale now, you can find out how the Teutonic order grew its powerbase in Europe and
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The 20 largest recorded earthquakes in history

[ad_1] As the world's tectonic plates crash, grind and dive into one another, they release their pent-up energy in giant earthquakes that can rock the ground, trigger volcanic eruptions, move mountains and unleash tsunamis. And since scientists figured out how to measure earthquake magnitude in the early 1900s, some truly massive quakes have shaken our planet. These are the monstrous "megathrust" earthquakes, the most powerful quakes in the world. A huge
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More gay and bisexual men would be able to donate blood as FDA moves to ease restrictions

[ad_1] The U.S. is moving to ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that traditionally face higher risks of HIV.The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current three-month abstinence requirement for donations from men who have sex with men. Instead, potential donors would be screened with a questionnaire that evaluates their individual risks for HIV