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Parisians are horrified by novel public urinals.

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Boston considers following in Paris’ footsteps and introducing public urinals.

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Water

Volume XI, Number 3 | summer 2018

Miscellany

Egyptian pop singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab was sentenced to six months in prison in 2018 for insulting the Nile. Asked by a fan to perform her hit song “Have You Drunk from the Nile?,” Abdel-Wahab responded, “You are better off drinking Evian,” informing the fan that the waters of the Nile can lead to schistosomiasis, a disease also known as snail fever, which has plagued Egypt for so long that strains have been found in excavated pharaonic-era mummies.

He knows the water best who has waded through it.

—Danish proverb

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