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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted By Steve Mencher On February 26, 2014 @ 5:46 pm In 11 Things We Didn't Know Last Week | Comments Disabled

News, discoveries and … fun

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1.  Antler makeovers are saving the lives of reindeer in Finland. (Learn more at NBC News [1])

2. Eating yogurt and avoiding fatty or sugary snacks could cut a diabetes risk nearly in half. (Learn more at AARP [2])

Blueberry yogurt in a glass [2]

3. When man and his canine best friend hear emotion in a voice, they respond in similar ways. (Learn more at Daily Mail [3])


4. Joe Newman is vying to become the oldest U.S. congressman by more than a decade. (Learn more at AARP [5])

Joe Talking Radio [5]

5. Writers can be chosen for a traveling residency on Amtrak. (Learn more at The Wire [6])

6. A meteorite as heavy as a small car crashed into the moon, creating a flash visible on earth with the naked eye. (Learn more at Astronomy News [7])

7. A California couple discovered about $10 million in gold coins on their property. (Learn more at ABC News [8])

400-couple-gold-coins-news-roundup [9]

8. Bright light makes you feel emotions more intensely. (Learn more at AARP [10])

9. For nearly 20 years, the oldest drivers have been making the biggest safety gains. (Learn more at AARP [11])

10. Soon you’ll be able to scan your foot with a tablet or smartphone and order a custom shoe insert for about $100. (Learn more at Wired [12])

Sols Orthotics and Scanning [12]

11. A majority of Americans are satisfied with their weight, but not those age 50-plus. (Learn more at AARP [13])

Bonus video: This one is trending again. Irresistible patty-cake playing French cats. With subtitles.

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Credits – Images: Reindeer: Anne Ollila, Finnish Reindeer Herder’s Association; nanisimova [17]/iStock; Woman with dog: Michelle Gibson [18]/istockphoto; Joe Newman: Courtesy of Joe Newman; Gold coins: Saddle Ridge Hoard/AP Photo; Shoe inserts: Courtesy of Sols [19] - sign in there for updates.

Music – Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra plays Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra – Blue Blazes by Sy Oliver, Creative Commons, courtesy of Smithsonian Remix [20] project.

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[1] Image: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weird-news/can-glow-dark-antlers-save-reindeers-life-n33541

[2] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/19/best-yogurts-to-ward-off-diabetes/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[3] Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2557825/Why-dogs-mans-best-friend-Because-similar-BRAINS-Canines-share-voice-region-helps-tune-emotions.html

[4] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/iStock_000015186260Small.jpg

[5] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/24/at-101-hes-running-for-congress/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[6] The Wire: http://www.thewire.com/culture/2014/02/inside-amtraks-absolutely-awesome-plan-give-free-rides-writers/358332/

[7] Astronomy News: http://nineplanets.org/news/lunar-impact/

[8] ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/calif-couple-strike-10-million-gold-coin-bonanza-22667087

[9] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/400-couple-gold-coins-news-roundup.jpg

[10] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/26/bright-lights-big-emotions-to-turn-down-the-heat-turn-down-the-light/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[11] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/20/big-safety-gains-for-older-drivers/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[12] Wired: http://www.wired.com/design/2014/02/sols-3-d-printed-orthotics/

[13] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/25/poll-nearly-half-of-adults-50-are-currently-trying-to-lose-weight/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[14] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27x5bvqOhIs

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

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

[17] nanisimova: http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-20339220-blueberry-yogurt-in-a-glass.php?st=3d77c8c

[18] Michelle Gibson: http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=2214374

[19] Sols: http://www.sols.co/

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

[21] >> Sign up for the AARP Leisure Newsletter: http://www.aarp.org/online-community/people/subscribeFromEmail.action?id=28336&intcmp=ILC-EMAIL-SUB-LISR

[22] DNA Testing to Solve Mona Lisa’s Smile and Other Things We Didn’t Know Last Week: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/19/11-things-we-didnt-know-last-week-30/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[23] Nicolas Cage and Other Celebrities Who Went Broke: http://www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/info-12-2012/celebrities-who-went-broke-slideshow.html#slide1?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

[24] Get free assistance with tax-return preparation from Tax-Aide: http://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/?intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-ADV

[25] Join AARP: https://appsec.aarp.org/MSS/join/application?keycode=U9ZTPH9&intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-MEM

[26] AARP home page: http://www.aarp.org/?intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-HP

[27] >> Get entertainment and dining discounts with your AARP Member Advantages.: http://discounts.aarp.org/savings/discounts/dining-andamp;-entertainment/uSource/HCTN/categoryId/724/subCategoryId/725?intcmp=AE-BL-ENT-DISC

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