Hitting it big on eBay: New extinct species, futuristic toilets

Richard Harrington, an officer in the UK's Royal Entomological Society, probably thought that chunk of amber with an insect trapped inside that he bid for on eBay would make a nice paperweight -- but he didn't expect that the dead critter would be a representative of a previously unknown species, one that would end up being named for him. Meanwhile, a racetrack owner was happy to buy some practically new high-tech toilets from the city of Seattle, whose hopes for the futuristic commodes were dashed when they became a home base for drug users and prostitutes. Seattle sold the toilets for less than one percent of what it paid for them just four years ago.

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