In Rome, the world's first paved streets were laid out in 170 B.C. The new streets were popular as they were functional in all types of weather and were easier to keep clean, but they amplified the city's noise level.
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Snails have teeth. They are arranged in rows along the snail's tongue and are used like a file to saw or slice through the snail's foot.
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