The Curiosity Desk

In this Sept. 28, 2017, photo, City of Boston Archaeological Program volunteers Tim Riordan, left, and Bob Sartini excavate a site that experts believe may have contained an outhouse used by Paul Revere.
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An archaeological dig in the North End has unearthed a 17th century privy that could have been associated with Paul Revere. This may end up being an important discovery, not because it has anything to do with the famed Patriot, but simply because it is a very old bathroom.

Who has the right of way in a crosswalk? What is the reason for the season? What's the purpose of weigh stations? The Curiosity Desk answers questions like these and more. If you have something you're curious about, email Edgar at curiositydesk@wgbh.org!

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Who has the right of way in a crosswalk? What is the reason for the season? What's the purpose of weigh stations? The Curiosity Desk answers questions like these and more. If you have something you're curious about, email Edgar at curiositydesk@wgbh.org!

Edgar B. Herwick III

Edgar B. Herwick III

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Edgar's radio features can be heard on WGBH's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and he

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