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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted By Steve Mencher On September 18, 2013 @ 5:43 pm In 11 Things We Didn't Know Last Week | Comments Disabled

News, discoveries and fun …

1. The world’s ugliest animal is … the blobfish. (Learn more at CNN [1])

World's ugliest animal [2]


2. Surprise: The “perfect age” is now 50. (Learn more at AARP [3])

Women blowing out birthday candles [4]

3. The Beatles have a new album on the way. (Learn more at BBC [5])

4. A daily cup of coffee can help prevent uterine cancer. (Learn more at AARP [6])

 Woman drinking coffee [7]

5. Why Tofutti CEO David Mintz loves older workers: “There’s no experience like experience.” (Learn more at The Tennessean [8])

Tofutti on shelf [8]

6. The latest Forbes 400 list of richest Americans gives a new twist to the term “old money.” (Learn more at AARP [9])

7. Bob Newhart won his first-ever acting Emmy at the age of 84. (Learn more at Hollywood Reporter [10])

Bob Newhart speaking [10]

8. TV execs have dubbed viewers in the 55-to-64 age bracket “alpha boomers.” (Learn more at Hollywood Reporter [11])

9. Hipsters have “geezer style” locked up. (No kidding.) (Learn more at New York Times [12])

hipsters [12]

10. June Foray, 95, is the voice behind Rocky the Flying Squirrel (and Natasha Fatale, too). (Learn more at AARP [13])

Rocky and Bullwinkle [14]

11. Those drug ads on TV? Most are misleading. (Learn more at AARP [15])

Bonus Video: Rocky will be going up against Raging Bull in Grudge Match.
YouTube Preview Image [16]

Learn something this week? Let us know, at 11things@aarp.org [17], and we’ll try to include your story next time.

On Twitter, we’re using the hashtag  #11things [18].

Let us read “11 Things” to you:

Images – Blobfish: Kerryn Parkinson/Caters News/ZUMAPRESS.com; Birthday: Sheree Kozel-La Ha/Flickr; Woman and coffee: Tom Conger/Flickr; Grocery shelf: ruminatrix/Flickr; Bob Newhart: skyobrienpics/Flickr; Young hipster: jamelah/Flickr; old hipster: Christopher.Michel/Flickr; Flying squirrel: changa_lion

Music – Deep Sky Blue, by Graphiqs Groove


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[1] CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/12/travel/blobfish-ugly-animal/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

[2] Image: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/12/travel/blobfish-ugly-animal/index.html?hpt=hp

[3] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/16/whats-the-perfect-age/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[4] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/16/whats-the-perfect-age/

[5] BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24077580

[6] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/16/to-prevent-uterine-cancer-think-coffee-not-cake/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[7] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/16/to-prevent-uterine-cancer-think-coffee-not-cake/

[8] Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/viewart/20130914/BUSINESS01/309140054/Boomers-fit-better-some-jobs

[9] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/17/the-forbes-400-americas-richest-by-generation/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[10] Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/emmys-bob-newhart-celebrates-first-630046

[11] Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/alpha-boomer-tv-networks-attempt-625422

[12] New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/opinion/sunday/caught-in-the-hipster-trap.html

[13] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/16/the-voice-of-rocky-the-flying-squirrel-soaring-at-95/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[14] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/16/the-voice-of-rocky-the-flying-squirrel-soaring-at-95/

[15] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/18/tv-drug-ad-claims-take-with-a-large-grain-of-salt/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[16] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bQSOBJCPQE

[17] 11things@aarp.org: mailto:11things@aarp.org

[18] #11things: https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%2311things

[19] Trading In Your Smartphone? Tips for Protecting Your Data: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/18/smartphone-smarts-during-trade-in/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[20] Don’t Flush That! ‘Flushable’ Wipes Can Wreck Pipes: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/09/09/dont-flush-that-flushable-wipes-can-wreck-pipes/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

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