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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted By Mattie Snider On August 7, 2013 @ 3:29 pm In Take Care | Comments Disabled

News, discoveries and fun…

First test tube burger [1]

1. A $332K test tube hamburger assembled from cow stem cells doesn’t taste all that good. (Learn more at AARP [2])

2. More than a third of young American adults – a record 21.6 million of them – are living with their parents. (Learn more at AARP [3])

3. Before being launched into space, the 13-inch robot Kirobo said, “one small step for me, a giant leap for robots.” (Learn more at USA Today [4])

4. If you’re already bored with snail facials, a bird poop facial will cost you $189 in Manhattan. (Learn more at AARP [5])

Bird poop facials [5]


5. Hardly anyone wants to live to 120. (Learn more at AARP [6])

6. A 90-year-old paperboy in Illinois delivers the Benton Evening News on his Schwinn. (Learn more at NY Daily News [7])

7. To be gluten-free, a food must contain fewer than 20 parts per million of gluten.  (Learn more at AARP [8])

Gluten-free banana bread [8]

8. Millennials are more likely than people 55 or older to forget where they put their keys. (Learn more at Huffington Post [9])

9. New meaning for “potbelly pig”: A Seattle butcher feeds leftovers from a medical marijuana shop to his porkers. (Learn more at NPR [10])

Happy Pig [10]

10. Dolphins remember their pals’ whistles for more than 20 years. (Learn more at Washington Post [11])

11. There’s no reason to keep your eyes on the road when you have CarTube. Watch below:

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 [14].

Let us read the 11 Things to you:

Lab-made meat: David Parry/PA Wire via AP Images

Bird poop facial: AP/YouTube [15]

Gluten-free: Amber Karnes [16]/Flickr

Happy pig: Paul [17]/Flickr


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[1] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/05/want-fries-with-that-test-tube-burger/

[2] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/05/want-fries-with-that-test-tube-burger/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[3] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/01/record-21-6-million-young-adults-live-with-parents/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[4] USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/08/04/japan-robot-space/2617905/

[5] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/02/would-you-put-bird-poop-on-your-face-to-look-younger/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[6] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/07/who-wants-to-live-to-120-hardly-anyone/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[7] NY Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/elderly-paperboy-neighborhood-happy-informed-article-1.1417803

[8] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/02/gluten-free-foods-get-new-fda-rules/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[9] Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/02/millennial-forgetfulness_n_3695512.html

[10] NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/05/17/184848204/washington-state-butcher-adds-weed-in-the-pig-feed

[11] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/dolphins-can-recognize-calls-from-old-tank-mates-from-over-20-years-ago/2013/08/06/1b1d5ab8-feb3-11e2-bd97-676ec24f1f3f_story.html

[12] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDGqAv4kuaQ

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

[14] #11things: https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%2311things

[15] AP/YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3EgYjT4doQ

[16] Amber Karnes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ambernussbaum/5550739493/in/photostream/

[17] Paul: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gravlax/

[18] Eat to Sleep: Which Foods Help Your Z’s?: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/22/eat-to-sleep-which-foods-help-your-zzzs/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[19] Demolition Threatens Rosie the Riveter’s Factory: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/05/rosie-the-riveters-factory/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-REL

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

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