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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted By Steve Mencher On March 5, 2014 @ 4:40 pm In 11 Things We Didn't Know Last Week | Comments Disabled

News, discoveries and … fun

Mac And Cheese Bacon Weave Taco [1]

1. The latest food fad, this one in Milwaukee: Mac and Cheese-Stuffed Bacon Weave Taco. (Learn more at Gothamist [1])

2. The latest quest for the fountain of youth: A DNA sequencing company called Human Longevity. (Learn more at NY Times [2])

Double Helix DNA [2]

3. Saturated fats (butter, bacon, beef) make your belly bigger, while other fats (fish, nuts, olive oil) help build muscle. (Learn more at AARP [3])

4. Stethoscopes are germier than doctors’ hands. (Learn more at NBC News [4])

5. NASA discovered 715 new planets in solar systems much like our own. (Hat tip to Beverly E. Johnson via 11things@aarp.org) (Learn more at NASA [5])

Multi transits NASA planets [5]

6. A Miami man lost his $80,000 age discrimination settlement because his daughter boasted about it on Facebook. (Learn more at Miami Herald [6])

7. When it comes to biking, Portland and San Francisco are the best cities in the nation.  (Learn more at AARP [7])

Bike sculpture in SW Portland [8]

Bike sculpture in Portland, Ore.

8. New federal nutrition labels acknowledge that half a muffin isn’t a “serving” for anyone. (Learn more at AARP [9])

Cranberry Muffin [10]

9. To a scammer, your electronic identity is a “fullz” – and worth $25 on the black market. (Learn more at AARP [11])

10. If sea levels continue to rise at current rates, the Statue of Liberty will disappear within 2,000 years. (Learn more at Live Science [12])

Statue of Liberty sinks under water [12]

Artist’s conception

11. A new app can help you read 900 words a minute. (Learn more at Discovery [13])

Bonus video: 

A little girl conducts a choir, from behind, with passion and musicality.

YouTube Preview Image [14]

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Images - Taco: courtesy of Dude Foods [17]; Double Helix: NIH; Planet illustration: NASA; Bike sculpture: neilfein [18]/Flickr; Muffin: Caroline [19]/Flickr; Statue of Liberty: Prairie Kittin [20]: Flickr.

Music – Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra plays Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra – Blue Blazes by Sy Oliver, Creative Commons, courtesy of Smithsonian Remix [21] project.


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[1] Image: http://gothamist.com/2014/03/04/behold_the_mac_cheese-stuffed_bacon.php

[2] NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/business/in-pursuit-of-longevity-a-plan-to-harness-dna-sequencing.html

[3] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/03/04/foods-that-help-fight-belly-fat/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[4] NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/stethoscopes-are-more-germy-docs-palms-study-finds-n39741

[5] NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/nasas-kepler-mission-announces-a-planet-bonanza/

[6] Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/26/3961605/daughters-facebook-boast-costs.html

[7] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/28/great-places-blog-10-most-bikeable-cities-in-the-u-s/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[8] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/28/great-places-blog-10-most-bikeable-cities-in-the-u-s/

[9] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/27/sugar-servings-and-calories-a-food-label-makeover/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[10] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/27/sugar-servings-and-calories-a-food-label-makeover/

[11] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/27/25-what-scammers-pay-for-your-identity-theft/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[12] Live Science: http://www.livescience.com/43863-heritage-sites-sea-level-rise.html

[13] Discovery: http://news.discovery.com/tech/apps/want-to-read-900-wpm-try-this-app-140303.htm

[14] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7W3ICpONVs

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

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

[17] Dude Foods: http://dudefoods.com/the-double-decker-mac-cheese-stuffed-bacon-weave-taco/

[18] neilfein: http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilfein/

[19] Caroline: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sugarandtrees/

[20] Prairie Kittin: http://www.flickr.com/photos/prairiekittin/

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

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[24] Photos: Jane Seymour, Pierce Brosnan and Other Ageless Celebrities in Their 60s: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/style-trends/info-08-2013/ageless-celebrities-in-their-sixties.html#slide2?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

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