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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week – Thanksgiving Edition

Posted By Steve Mencher On November 27, 2013 @ 2:30 pm In 11 Things We Didn't Know Last Week | Comments Disabled

News, discoveries and fun …

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1. Millennials are about twice as likely to believe in aliens as boomers (27 percent vs. 14 percent). (Learn more at AARP [2])

2. Connecticut twins who never married and lived modestly in their parents’  home revealed a multi-million dollar secret when they died. (Learn more at AARP [3])

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3. Men’s noses are bigger than women’s. (Learn more at Discovery [4])

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4. The U.S. Postal Service has begun Sunday deliveries in New York and Los Angeles. (Learn more at Yahoo [5])

5. Vancouver outlawed doorknobs. (Learn more at AARP [6])

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6. Mick Jagger will be a great-grandfather in early 2014. (Learn more at Guardian [8])

Mick Jagger singing [8]

7. Buddha lived in Nepal in the 6th century BC, archaeologists found. (Learn more at redOrbit [9])

8. A Virginia man plans to pay off a $200,000 toll-road debt over the next 54 years. (Learn more at NBC Washington [10])

9. Supermarkets in several states found black widow spiders on grapes. (Learn more at Huffington Post [11])

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10. A doctor in Minneapolis named Happy Thanksgiving will get two holidays on Nov. 28. (Learn more at UPI [12])

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11. A Manhattan restaurant is selling “The Grass-Whopper,” a burger with a patty made from crickets, Mexican cheese and seasonings. (Learn more at Yahoo [13])

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Video Extra – A wildlife photographer has gotten close to some lions with an ingenious new device.

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Learn something this week? Mail your ideas to 11things@aarp.org [15], and we’ll try to include your story next time.

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Images: Home page promo image of little green man: Credit: Teddy Sczudlo/Getty Images; Aliens above: Credit: Corbis; Kathleen Magowan: Vincent Funeral Home [17]Couple nose to nose: lisafx/iStockphoto [18]; Doorknob: Frank Fujimoto/Flickr [19]; Mick Jagger: Jonathan Bayer/Flickr [20]; Black Widow Spider: Shenrich/WikiMedia; Turkey cake: Shawn Porter/Flickr [21]; Grass-Whopper burger: courtesy of AntojeriaNYC [22]

Music – Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra plays Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra – Blue Blazes by Sy Oliver, Creative Commons, courtesy of Smithsonian Remix [23] project.


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[1] Image: http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/history/info-11-2013/supernatural-beliefs-photo.html

[2] AARP: http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/history/info-11-2013/supernatural-beliefs-photo.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG

[3] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/11/27/the-secret-millionaire-twins/

[4] Discovery: http://news.discovery.com/human/evolution/why-are-mens-noses-bigger-than-womens-131120.htm

[5] Yahoo: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/what-could-make-the-postal-service-cool-again-163910126.html

[6] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/11/21/why-this-city-has-outlawed-doorknobs/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[7] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/11/21/why-this-city-has-outlawed-doorknobs/

[8] Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/nov/24/mick-jagger-great-grandfather-jade-assisi-rolling-stones

[9] redOrbit: http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113012372/buddha-birthplace-discovery-connects-religion-science-112513/

[10] NBC Washington: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/weird/Virginia-Man-Drives-Up-200000-Tab-on-Dulles-Toll-Road-232760361.html

[11] Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/23/black-widows-grapes-us-supermarkets-midwest_n_4329380.html

[12] UPI: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/11/25/Woman-named-Happy-Thanksgiving-gets-two-holidays-in-one/UPI-70681385406512/

[13] Yahoo: http://gma.yahoo.com/grass-whoppers-insect-burger-patties-hit-nyc-restaurant-183107397--abc-news-lifestyle.html

[14] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRY4-feFZZY

[15] 11things@aarp.org: mailto:11things@aarp.org

[16] #11things: https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%2311things

[17] Vincent Funeral Home: http://www.vincentfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/926406/Magowan-Kathleen/obituary.php

[18] lisafx/iStockphoto: http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=408692

[19] Frank Fujimoto/Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fmf0/

[20] Jonathan Bayer/Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlbnyc/

[21] Shawn Porter/Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shawnporter/

[22] AntojeriaNYC: http://www.antojeriapopular.com/

[23] Smithsonian Remix: http://blog.soundcloud.com/2013/10/02/smithsonian-remix/

[24] Home DNA Tests: Are They Safe?: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/11/26/home-dna-tests-are-they-safe/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[25] 10 Great Small Cities for Retirement: http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-10-2011/Great-Charming-Small-Cities-for-Retirement.html?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

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