How to Cater a Roman Orgy,
The Dirt on Handwashing,
Toilets: Where Do You Stand?
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How to Cater a Roman Orgy* Hand Sanitizing—Another Look* Handwashing Research Review*
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On the Front Cover
A round, tiny chunk of a recipe for one sliver of an orgy (see page 7), and a boxy invention for handwashing (see page 8).
On the Back Cover
Three green frogs (two resident males in a small pond, and a visiting female) in apparent collective amplexus, which lasted uninterrupted for a number of hours. Photo: Robert and Monika Wood, Roseland, Virginia.