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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted By Steve Mencher On September 4, 2013 @ 4:33 pm In 11 Things We Didn't Know Last Week | Comments Disabled

News, discoveries and fun …

Raw poultry salmonella alert [1]

1. Rinsing raw chicken doesn’t get rid of bacteria; it just spreads the germs. (Learn more at AARP [2])

2. Santa Claus doesn’t get jury duty. (Learn more at Yahoo [3])

3. In Britain, it takes just 58 minutes, on average, for a newborn’s picture to appear on social media. (Learn more at The Telegraph [4])

Newborns on social media within hours of birth [4]

4. Plain toast for breakfast can make you fat. (Learn more at AARP [5])

Golden toast [6]

5. A 93-year-old Brit broke his own world record as the world’s oldestwing walker.” (Learn more at Metro [7])

6. Only 22 percent of Americans think labor unions have brighter days ahead. (Learn more at AARP [8])

7. Lava lamps are 50 years old. (Learn more at Huffington Post [9])

Lava lamp rocket [9]

8. Each night, nearly 9 million Americans rely on prescription sleeping pills. (Learn more at AARP [10])

9. Is that dummy talking to me? Seeing the puppet’s mouth move is more convincing than hearing the ventriloquist’s voice. (Learn more at Futurity [11])

10. “Epaulette” sharks walk around the ocean floor on fins. (Learn more at Conservation International [12])

Walking Shark, Hemiscyllium halmahera [12]

11. Murderous hunchback King Richard III had roundworm. (Learn more at The Guardian [13])

Bonus video: Diana Nyad, 64, will have to update the documentary about her four failed attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida. (Learn more at AARP’s Facebook page [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 [17].

Let us read the 11 Things to you:

Images – Chicken: Indiana Public Media/Flickr; Mom and baby: Roger Penguino/Flickr; Toast: revedavion.com/Flickr; Lava lamp: antigavin/Flickr; Walking shark: Mark Erdmann/©Conservation International

Music – Deep Sky Blue, by Graphiqs Groove


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[1] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/03/the-great-chicken-debate-to-rinse-or-not/

[2] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/03/the-great-chicken-debate-to-rinse-or-not/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[3] Yahoo: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/santa-claus-jury-duty-134346806.html

[4] Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/10268615/Babies-appear-on-social-media-within-an-hour-of-birth.html

[5] AARP: http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-08-2013/reasons-why-you-are-fat.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG

[6] Image: http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-08-2013/reasons-why-you-are-fat.html

[7] Metro: http://metro.co.uk/2013/08/30/tom-lackey-british-daredevil-93-becomes-worlds-oldest-wing-walker-3942922/

[8] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/30/thank-unions-for-the-weekend-or-blame-them-for-everything-else/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[9] Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/02/lava-lamps-50-years-old_n_3856182.html

[10] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/29/why-is-it-so-hard-for-women-to-get-some-sleep/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[11] Futurity: http://www.futurity.org/vision-tests-show-ventriloquists-trick-us/

[12] Conservation International: http://www.conservation.org/fmg/pages/videoplayer.aspx?videoid=97

[13] The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/sep/04/richard-iii-roundworm-infection-scientists

[14] AARP’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=623236421041630&set=a.156593551039255.31593.114812968550647&type=1&theater

[15] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvTV-WiQbqw

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

[17] #11things: https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%2311things

[18] Household Products You’ve Been Using Wrong: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/04/household-products-youve-been-using-wrong/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[19] Can a Baldness Drug Prevent Prostate Cancer?: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/08/26/a-baldness-drug-to-prevent-prostate-cancer/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

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

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