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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted By Steve Mencher On January 22, 2014 @ 5:29 pm In 11 Things We Didn't Know Last Week | Comments Disabled

News, discoveries and fun …

 400-dolphin-strength-news-roundup [1]

1. Dolphins are 10 times stronger than the fittest humans. (Learn more at Discovery [2])

2. A spandex suit that combats slipped disks in astronauts might also help people on Earth with lower-back problems. (Learn more at Mashable [3]) (hat tip to Mike Kulick)

Skinsuit parabolic flight [3]

3. One percent of the world’s population controls half the wealth. (Learn more at NPR [4])

We are the 99% [4]

4. The Peace Corp’s oldest volunteer, 80, is winding up her assignment in South Africa. (Learn more at AARP [5])

Vivian Davis, Peace Corps volunteer [6]

Vivian Davis, Peace Corps volunteer

5. Comedians and psychotics share many personality traits. (Learn more at Mother Jones [7])

6. Hershey’s is helping develop a 3D printer that creates edible chocolate. (Learn more at Telegraph.com.uk [8])

YouTube Preview Image [9]

7. One out of five Americans says the biggest problem facing the nation is the government. (Learn more at AARP [10])

8. During flu season, a fist bump is safer than a handshake. (Learn more at ABC News [11])

Dalai Lama fist bump [11]

9. Actor Jonah Hill made only $60,000 for his Oscar-nominated performance in The Wolf of Wall Street. (Learn more at EOnline [12])

Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio in Wolf of Wall Street [12]

10. Mixed breeds will appear at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show for the first time. (Learn more at Yahoo [13])

11. What you say on Twitter can land you in court. (Learn more at ABC News [14])

Bonus Video:

Making snow for the Olympics, via National Geographic:

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Images – Dolphin: Getty Images; Space Suit: NASA-Waldie; We Are 99%: net_efekt/Flickr [17]; Vivian Davis: Photo courtesy of Peace Corps; Dalai Lama fist bump: Sirensongs/Flickr [18]; Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio: YouTube ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Trailer;

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[1] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/400-dolphin-strength-news-roundup.jpg

[2] Discovery: http://news.discovery.com/adventure/travel/dolphins-are-10-times-stronger-than-human-athletes-140115.htm

[3] Mashable: http://mashable.com/2014/01/17/astronaut-skinsuit/

[4] NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/20/264241052/oxfam-worlds-richest-1-percent-control-half-of-global-wealth

[5] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/01/17/vivian-davis-the-oldest-peace-corps-volunteer-raises-hivaids-awareness/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[6] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/01/17/vivian-davis-the-oldest-peace-corps-volunteer-raises-hivaids-awareness/

[7] Mother Jones: http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/01/study-comedians-psychotic-traits-rob-delaney-steve-hofstetter

[8] Telegraph.com.uk: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10579401/Hersheys-to-create-3D-chocolate-printer.html

[9] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu40dboApcw

[10] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/01/16/whats-the-nations-no-1-problem/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[11] ABC News: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/beyond-the-headline-abc-news/handshake-vs-fist-bump-safer-163637281.html

[12] EOnline: http://www.eonline.com/news/501844/jonah-hill-earned-60-000-for-oscar-nominated-role-in-the-wolf-of-wall-street

[13] Yahoo: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/big-change-coming-2014-westminster-dog-show-172842262--abc-news-topstories.html

[14] ABC News: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/courtney-love-defends-tweet-39-twibel-39-defamation-132507418--abc-news-celebrities.html

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[17] net_efekt/Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wheatfields/

[18] Sirensongs/Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sirensongs/

[19] Relias: https://soundcloud.com/relias

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