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Ancient Artificial Toes Are First Prosthetics
2012-10-02 21:14:02

Researchers determined that ancient Egyptian artificial toes may have had more than just cosmetic purposes, but may actually have been the world's first prosthetic body parts.

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2011-02-14 07:45:00

Two artificial big toes – one found attached to the foot of an ancient Egyptian mummy – may have been the world’s earliest functional prosthetic body parts, says the scientist who tested replicas on volunteers.


Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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