- AARP - http://blog.aarp.org -

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted By Mattie Snider On July 10, 2013 @ 4:38 pm In Take Care | Comments Disabled

News, discoveries and fun…

Yum - a lovely cronut [1]

1. Cronuts – New York City’s new pastry craze – go for $40 on the black market. (Learn more at AARP [2])

2. One more reason to have sex: It’s good for your knees, elbows and other joints. (Learn more at AARP [3])

3. Make that two more reasons: Regular sex can make you look 7 years younger. (Learn more at Daily Mail [4])

4. In the first suit filed under a new Chinese law, a court ordered a woman to visit her mother at least twice a month. (Learn more at AARP [5])

5. James Madison was president when a rockfish recently caught in the north Pacific was born. (Learn more at LiveScience [6])

6. Our parents were right … we do watch too much TV. (Learn more at AARP [7])

greychr/Flickr [7]

7. Pets can get food stamps, too. (Learn more at AARP [8])

8. Eat all the cronuts you want, America. We’re no longer the fattest country in the world. (Learn more at Global Post [9])

9. Gordon H. “Gunny” Gundrum, the Park Service ranger assigned to protect Martin Luther King Jr. during his “I Have a Dream” speech, “was, deep down inside, scared.” (Learn more at AARP [10])

10. We humans have been decorating graves with flowers for almost 14,000 years.  (Learn more at Daily Mail [11])

Flowers on grave2 [11]

11. Baby goat therapy is good for the soul.

YouTube Preview Image [12]


Learn something this week? Let us know, at 11things@aarp.org [13], and we’ll try to include your story next time. On Twitter, we’re using the hashtag #11things.

Let us read “11 Things” to you:


Photos: greychr/Flickr; Rachel Lovinger/Flickr; smalljim/Wikimedia Commons; Home page cronut photo: Andrew Burton/Getty ImagesSound: Bidone via freesound.org; Music: Deep Sky Blue by Graphiqs Groove via FMA


Also of Interest


See the AARP home page [17] for deals, savings tips, trivia and more



Article printed from AARP: http://blog.aarp.org

URL to article: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/10/11-things-we-didnt-know-last-week/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/03/forget-cupcakes-now-its-cronuts-were-craving/

[2] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/03/forget-cupcakes-now-its-cronuts-were-craving/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[3] AARP: http://www.aarp.org/home-family/sex-intimacy/info-07-2013/dont-let-arthritis-ruin-your-sex-life.html

[4] Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2356548/How-lots-lovemaking-makes-look-seven-years-younger-actual-age.html

[5] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/08/visit-your-parents-or-be-sued-is-that-un-american/

[6] LiveScience: http://www.livescience.com/37902-200-year-old-rockfish-oldest-rockfish.html

[7] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/09/its-a-fact-we-watch-too-much-tv/

[8] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/10/sally-abrahms-resources-for-older-animal-owners/

[9] Global Post: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130705/mexican-fattest-country-obesity

[10] AARP: http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/history/info-06-2013/civil-rights-march-on-washington.3.html

[11] Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2353484/Scientists-discover-oldest-grave-flowers-14-000-years-ago--dead-buried-mint-sage.html

[12] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srrHgqsJxQ8

[13] 11things@aarp.org: mailto:11things@aarp.org

[14] 8 Foods We Eat That Other Countries Ban: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/06/25/8-foods-we-eat-that-other-countries-ban/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[15] The #1 Reason Why Men and Women Over 50 Cheat (It’s Not What You Think!): http://blog.aarp.org/2012/10/11/the-1-reason-why-men-and-women-over-50-cheat-its-not-what-you-think/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

[16] Join AARP: https://appsec.aarp.org/MSS/join/application?intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-MEM

[17] AARP home page: http://www.aarp.org/?intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-HP

Copyright © 2013 AARP. All rights reserved.