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    Sagan's Avatar Carl Sagan
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    The Romans used pottery as toilet paper?

    Ouch ouch ouch!

    Ancient Roman artifacts thought to be early gaming pieces may actually have been used as a form of toilet paper, according to a paper in BMJ, the British Medical Journal.

    In the paper, Philippe Charlier, an assistant professor in forensic medicine at the Raymond Poincaré University Hospital in Paris, cited, among other things, a Greek proverb stating, “Three stones are enough to wipe one’s arse,” as evidence that such stones were used to clean up after going to the bathroom.

    Other scholars have suggested that broken pieces of ceramic – known as ostraka – inscribed with names like Socrates, Pericles and Themistocles have been found in Piraeus and Athens and were used by the Greeks as a way of ostracizing their enemies, after smoothing out the rough edges, of course.



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    LOL! I knew the Romans were hard-***es, but this brings new meaning!

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    I guess they found a lot of old poopy on those stones. But I bet they didn't absorb very well... I mean what if it was a bit runny

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