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Roman Toilets Weren’t as Sanitary We Thought 

Good plumbing is an overlooked, but vital, part of modern life. One of the first civilisations to really get a handle on it was the Romans. So why did the prevalence of parasites during Roman times increase compared to the Iron Age? Read More >>

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The Bestest Friends Ever Filled a Guy’s Entire Home Plumbing with Beer

Friends don't get better than this. They could always have your back, they could be your groomsmen at your wedding, hell they could even give a kidney to you, and yet, they won't ever beat these guys who pranked their friend by replacing his entire home plumbing system with beer. As in, every faucet would spew out sweet delicious beer instead of water. As in, beers on every tap. It's a dream come true. Read More >>

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Why Toilets Are Still Made of Porcelain

We've been sitting on the same kind of crapper for centuries. Sure, the plumbing has gotten more tucked away and seats are now fashioned out of all sorts of materials and styles (including plush vinyl embroidered with cats), but as far as the toilets themselves go, hundreds of years after they were invented, they're still largely porcelain. Read More >>