Eureka! — with relief in sight, an exciting archaeological discovery in Australia

As the story goes, the famous mathematician Archimedes was in the bathtub when he made an important discovery—how the concept of displacement in water could be used to test the purity of gold objects. In Australia, however, this gentleman was no where near toilet facilities when he needed to be, thereby stumbling across one of the most extensive—and earliest—finds of prehistoric rock art and settlement on the continent.


Man looking for a place to pee stumbles upon one of Australia’s oldest prehistoric sites

By Sarah Kaplan

The Washington Post

November 8, 2016

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