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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted By Mattie Snider On August 14, 2013 @ 5:31 pm In Take Care | Comments Disabled

News, discoveries and fun …

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1. It takes a licking but keeps on ticking: Scientists can rebuild a mouse’s heart with human cells. (Learn more at Futurity.org [2])

2. Quick: Who’s that below? A simple test that measures the ability to recognize and name famous people may help diagnose early dementia. (Learn more at AARP [3])

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3. Drinking two cups of cocoa a day may help keep your brain healthy. (Learn more at AARP [5])

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4. Twitter can predict elections. (Learn more at National Journal [7])

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5. People 50 and older pay more attention to nutritional information on food packages than people under 50. (Learn more at AARP [9])

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6. Missy, a 36-year-old resident of England’s Birdland Park and Gardens, is the world’s oldest penguin. (Learn more at Daily Mail Online [11])

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7. Convicted mobster Whitey Bulger is expected to take up residency in the Alcatraz of the Rockies. (Learn more at AARP [13])

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8. Being a U.S. senator doesn’t exempt you from jury duty. (Learn more at USA Today [15])

9. A man whose real name is Ulysses Corwin Nevermissashot was arrested for robbing a bank in Quilcene, Wash. (Learn more at PeninsulaDailyNews.com [16])

10. Workers ages 65 to 90 are more focused, reliable and productive than workers ages 20 to 31. (Learn more at AARP [17])

11. You can teach an old dog new tricks. See Spot – er, Dash – skateboard. (Learn more at GrindTV.com [18])

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Let us read the 11 Things to you:

Lab mouse: Rama via Wikimedia [20]
Oprah Winfrey: Vic via Flickr [21]
Hot chocolate: Stephanie Bond via Flickr [22]
Nutrition facts: Enokson via Flickr [23]
Missy: Birdland Park and Gardens
Hearing aid: Esther Simpson via Flickr [24]


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[2] Futurity.org: http://www.futurity.org/top-stories/mouse-heart-thumps-with-new-human-cells/

[3] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/13/recognize-these-folks-if-not-you-may-be-in-trouble/

[4] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/5617518534_f786f56467.jpg

[5] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/07/yummy-news-cocoa-may-help-keep-brain-healthy/

[6] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/326778591_01b2224a28_z.jpg

[7] National Journal: http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/tweets-can-foretell-votes-study-finds-20130812

[8] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Twitter-logo.jpg

[9] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/14/calories-on-menus-boomers-women-are-paying-attention/

[10] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/7367689716_5c8ede8fff_b.jpg

[11] Daily Mail Online: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2389714/Happy-birthday-old-bird-Worlds-oldest-penguin-turns-36-thats-108-human-terms.html

[12] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/missy-seth.png

[13] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/14/the-last-days-of-whitey-bulger/

[14] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Whitey_Bulger_US_Marshals_Service_Mug1.jpg

[15] USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2013/08/12/john-mccain-jury-duty/2644085/

[16] PeninsulaDailyNews.com: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20130810/NEWS/308119987/man-accused-of-bank-robbery-considered-flight-risk-denied-bail

[17] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/12/young-vs-old-which-workers-are-more-consistent/

[18] GrindTV.com: http://www.grindtv.com/action-sports/skate/post/skateboarding-dog-pulls-off-canine-version-of-a-kickflip/

[19] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsthAz_8vUc

[20] Rama via Wikimedia: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lab_mouse_mg_3263.jpg

[21] Vic via Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59632563@N04/5617518534/

[22] Stephanie Bond via Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephbond/326778591/

[23] Enokson via Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vblibrary/7367689716/

[24] Esther Simpson via Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/estherase/5836357635/

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