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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted By Mattie Snider On July 31, 2013 @ 2:01 pm In Take Care | Comments Disabled

News, discoveries and fun …

Overweight dad with daughter on beach [1]

1. Trying to shame people into losing weight only makes them get fatter. (Learn more at AARP [2])

2. Former President George H.W. Bush looks great Michael Jordan style. (Learn more at Daily Mail [3])

George H.W. Bush shaved head for cancer [3]

3. Bush hates broccoli, but former President (and current vegan) Bill Clinton substitutes whipped cauliflower for mashed potatoes. (Learn more at AARP [4])

cq5dam.web.620.398 [5]

4. Old Jews can tell the same jokes 500 times and still get laughs. (Learn more at AARP [6])

Dan Okrent's tatoo [7]

5. Scientists are growing teeth from human urine. (Learn more at BBC News [8])

6. Your trash could be the best place to find a million bucks. (Learn more at AARP [9])

Lottery winners find ticket in trash [9]

7. Police in Germany can’t decide whether it’s illegal to drive a swimming pool. (Learn more at National Turk [10])

Swimming pool car [10]

8. Singing “Happy Birthday” makes the cake taste better. (Learn more at NBC News [11])

birthday cake [11]

9. A British cell phone company says it has invented “Thumbells” to help customers keep their texting muscles in shape. (Learn more at ABC News [12])

10. Sexologist Virginia Johnson of Masters and Johnson fame once performed as a country western singer/pianist under the name Virginia Gibson. (Learn more at AARP [13])

11. Grizzly bears have lots of fun when they think nobody is looking. (Learn more at Daily Mail Online [14])
YouTube Preview Image [15]


Learn something this week? Let us know, at 11things@aarp.org [16], and we’ll try to include your story next time.

On Twitter, we’re using the hashtag #11things.

Let us read the 11 Things to you:

Beach bums: Kyle May/Flickr

Bald George H.W. Bush: Jim McGrath/Twitter

Dan Okrent with tattoo: Eric Spiegelman

Lottery winners: Massachusetts Lottery/WPTV

Jacuzzi car: Venom82/Flickr

Blowing out candles: lucyfrench123/Flickr

Bear video: Alberta Parks and Ewan Dobson/YouTube


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[1] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/30/fat-shaming-just-makes-older-adults-get-fatter/

[2] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/30/fat-shaming-just-makes-older-adults-get-fatter/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[3] Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2378845/Barbara-Bush-gives-verdict-George-H-W-Bush-shaves-head-support-2-year-old-battling-cancer.html

[4] AARP: http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-08-2013/bill-clinton-vegan.1.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[5] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/cq5dam.web_.620.398.png

[6] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/29/old-jews-telling-jokes-whats-not-to-like/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[7] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/29/old-jews-telling-jokes-whats-not-to-like/

[8] BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23492425

[9] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/26/they-found-1-million-in-their-trash-2/

[10] National Turk: http://www.nationalturk.com/en/worlds-first-swimming-pool-bmw-car-caught-by-police-strange-news-40763

[11] NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/singing-happy-birthday-makes-cake-taste-better-6C10796484

[12] ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/uk-phone-carrier-o2-announces-thumbells-building-stronger/story?id=19821064

[13] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/25/virginia-johnson-she-helped-bring-sex-out-of-the-bedroom/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[14] Daily Mail Online: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2381372/Hidden-camera-Canadas-Kananaskis-Country-reveals-wild-bears-think-ones-watching.html

[15] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AihvuZiDhsg

[16] 11things@aarp.org: mailto:11things@aarp.org

[17] Oprah and Recently Found Sister – Where Are They Now?: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/28/oprah-recently-found-sister-where-are-they-now/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[18] U.S. Still Making Payments to Relatives of Civil War Veterans: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/03/20/u-s-still-making-payments-to-relatives-of-civil-war-veterans/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

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

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

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