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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted By Steve Mencher On February 12, 2014 @ 3:10 pm In 11 Things We Didn't Know Last Week | Comments Disabled

News, discoveries and … fun

Valentine's Day scams [1]

1. Valentine’s Day is for lovers … and scammers. (Learn more at AARP [1])

2. Barbie, 55, is #unapologetic [2] about appearing in Sports Illustrated’s 50th anniversary swimsuit issue. (Learn more at Ad Age [3])


3. The FDA has approved a pill camera to replace some colonoscopies. (Learn more at AP [7])

400-pillcam-colonoscopy-news-roundup [8]

4. Discussing movies about relationships could cut the divorce rate. (Learn more at AARP [9])

5. Bumblebees can fly higher than Mount Everest. (Learn more at Live Science [10])

bumblebee [10]

6. Diapers with a sensor alert you when changing is needed. (Learn more at Discovery [11])

7. A federal judge says T-Mobile owns the color magenta. (Learn more at Washington Post [12])

T-Mobile magenta jet [12]

8. Every two seconds, somebody falls victim to identity theft. (Learn more at AARP [13])

9. Wearing a banana costume while holding an AK-47 can earn you a citation in Texas. (Learn more 12NewsNow [14])

10. A robot is directing traffic in the Congo. (Learn more at Jalopnik [15])

11. Spanx and other slimming undergarments should come with a health warning. (Learn more at AARP [16])

Spanx in black [16]

Bonus video: Is this promo for the show The Walking Dead a prank in good fun, or an assault on New York City pedestrians [17]?

YouTube Preview Image [18]

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Images – Valentine’s Day fish: denzorro [21]/istockphoto;  Pill camera: Alan Crawford/Getty Images; Bumblebee  Sam Droege/USGS [22]/Flickr; T Mobile plane: Pai-l Hsieh [23]/Flickr; Spanx: Courtesy of Spanx [24]

Music: Longitudinal exploitation by Relias [25], via SoundCloud

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[1] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/07/1-click-tricks-in-valentines-day-scams/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[2] #unapologetic: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Unapologetic&src=tyah

[3] Ad Age: http://adage.com/article/media/barbie-sports-illustrated-swimsuit-issue/291629/

[4] #unapologetic: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23unapologetic&src=hash

[5] pic.twitter.com/CqnFl6ZLQP: http://t.co/CqnFl6ZLQP

[6] February 10, 2014: https://twitter.com/Barbie/statuses/432974983065632768

[7] AP: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fda-approves-pill-camera-screen-colon

[8] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/400-pillcam-colonoscopy-news-roundup.jpg

[9] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/12/marriage-therapy-for-the-price-of-a-movie-ticket/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[10] Live Science: http://www.livescience.com/43114-bumble-bees-fly-higher-mount-everest.html

[11] Discovery: http://news.discovery.com/tech/nanotechnology/diaper-sensor-lets-you-know-baby-needs-changing-140210.htm

[12] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/02/10/court-says-t-mobile-owns-the-color-magenta/

[13] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/07/theres-a-new-id-theft-victim-every-2-seconds/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[14] 12NewsNow: http://www.12newsnow.com/story/24670784/police

[15] Jalopnik: http://jalopnik.com/woman-solves-traffic-problems-in-the-congo-with-a-giant-1517763127

[16] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/06/should-spanx-come-with-a-health-warning/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[17] assault on New York City pedestrians: http://nypost.com/2014/02/10/cops-investigate-walking-dead-stunt-with-zombies-in-subway-grate/

[18] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tLGz7073Vg

[19] 11things@aarp.org: mailto:11things@aarp.org

[20] #11things: https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%2311things

[21] denzorro: http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=4850682

[22] Sam Droege/USGS: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usgsbiml/

[23] Pai-l Hsieh: http://www.flickr.com/photos/paiih/

[24] Spanx: http://press.spanx.com/spanx/photo

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

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[27] Low Testosterone Meds May Increase Heart Attack Risk, Study Shows: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/01/31/does-low-t-treatment-bring-high-heart-attack-risk/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[28] Photos: Jane Seymour and Other Ageless Celebrities in Their 60s: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/style-trends/info-08-2013/ageless-celebrities-in-their-sixties?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

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