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Great Moments In Science - with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

ABC Radio National

Science & Medicine

From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.

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Latin's most misused word: vomitorium

September 20th, 2016

Episode 118 of 126 episodes

Even without having ever learnt the language, there is probably one Latin word we all know—'vomitorium'. Dredging through our memory banks, we all 'know' that the vomitorium was the special room where, back in rather debauched Roman times, gluttonous eaters would go to vomit.

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