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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted By Steve Mencher On December 11, 2013 @ 10:00 am In 11 Things We Didn't Know Last Week | Comments Disabled

News, discoveries and fun …

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1. Cockroaches that survive harsh winters have invaded New York. (Learn more at U.S. News [1])

2. Saturn’s six-sided jet stream creates a stunning GIF. (Learn more at Engadget.com [2])

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3. Singer Susan Boyle has Asperger’s Syndrome. (Learn more at AARP [3])

400-susan-boyle-asperger-11-things [4]

4. Kitty, the most popular name for female kittens from 2000 to 2006, has dropped behind Bella and Lucy. (Learn more at Vetstreet [5])

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5. Not all species decline with age, a new survey finds. (Learn more at Science Daily [6])

6. Including the word “overstock” in Internet addresses is a popular lure for fraud this holiday season. (Learn more at AARP [7])

7. Another holiday heads-up: decorating gets more dangerous every year. (Learn more at AARP [8])

Decorating LEGOs [9]

8. Making a selfie video while riding an emu might be considered animal cruelty. (Learn more at Daily Dot [10])

flickr-aussiegall-emu [10]

9. Organic milk is more nutritious than conventional milk. (Learn more at AARP [11])

10. MIT is offering a prize for saying the world’s toughest tongue twister 10 times in a row. (Learn more at AARP [12])

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11. A stuffed monkey’s two-inch toy pistol can be considered a dangerous weapon at an airport. (Learn more at King5.com [13])

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Bonus video – The U.S. Air Force Band [14] surprised visitors to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum [15] by giving an impromptu concert.

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Images: Cockroaches courtesy of Lyle Buss, University of Florida Insect ID Lab [19]; Saturn jet stream: NASA, JPL [20]; Susan Boyle: Scott Campbell/Getty Images; Three Cats: Ferran Jordí  /Flickr [21]LEGO Christmas: Thom Watson/Flickr [22]Emu: Aussiegall/Flickr [23];  Tongue Twisters: MirekP/istockphoto [24]; Sock puppet’s gun: Phyllis May via King5 [13]; Cat for audio player: Doug88888/Flickr [25]

Music: U.S. Air Force Band


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[1] Image: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/12/09/invasion-of-the-super-roach-asian-cockroaches-take-new-york-city

[2] Engadget.com: http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/05/visualized-saturns-relentless-hexagon-storm/

[3] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/12/09/susan-boyles-stunning-revelation/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[4] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/400-susan-boyle-asperger-11-things.jpg

[5] Vetstreet: http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/most-popular-kitten-names-2013-135900760.html

[6] Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131208133634.htm

[7] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/12/05/overstock-name-is-hot-holiday-hoax/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[8] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/12/06/decking-those-halls-can-be-deadly/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[9] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/12/06/decking-those-halls-can-be-deadly/

[10] Daily Dot: http://www.dailydot.com/crime/man-ride-emu-work-video/

[11] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/12/11/organic-milk-beats-conventional-for-healthy-fats/

[12] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/12/09/test-your-brain-with-the-toughest-tongue-twister-ever/

[13] King5.com: http://www.king5.com/news/local/TSA-agent-confiscates-sock-monkeys-toy-pistol-234986321.html

[14] U.S. Air Force Band: http://www.usafband.af.mil/

[15] Smithsonian Air and Space Museum: http://airandspace.si.edu/

[16] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIoSga7tZPg

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

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

[19] Lyle Buss, University of Florida Insect ID Lab: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/InsectID/

[20] NASA, JPL: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/

[21] Ferran Jordí  /Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ferran-jorda/

[22] Thom Watson/Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomwatson/

[23] Aussiegall/Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/

[24] MirekP/istockphoto: http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=572910

[25] Doug88888/Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/doug88888/

[26] Test Your Brain With the Toughest Tongue Twister Ever : http://blog.aarp.org/2013/12/09/test-your-brain-with-the-toughest-tongue-twister-ever/- ?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

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