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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted By Steve Mencher On March 19, 2014 @ 4:54 pm In 11 Things We Didn't Know Last Week | Comments Disabled

News, discoveries and … fun.

Burmese Python snake [1]

1. Captured Burmese pythons will slither home in a straight line for many miles. (Learn more at Discovery [1])

2. A photographer has a way of making sick kids’ dreams come to life. (Learn more at Huffington Post [2])

sadiesunflower-van-daele [2]

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3. Some bad fats may not be so bad for us after all. (Learn more at AARP [4])

cheeseburger and fries [4]

4. California, Berkeley claims it has hired the first university Wikipedian-in-residence.  (Learn more at Library Journal [5])

Wikipedia logo [5]

5. Hate the prep? Probably. But colonoscopies helped reduce colon cancer by 30 percent. (Learn more at AARP [6])

6. Superheroes would look different if they aged like you and I. (Learn more at Comic Book Resources [7])

Cartoon rendering of Batman and Robin as older adults [7]

Batman and Robin, Courtesy of Lesley Vamos, Striped Designs

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7. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is the last person whose identity you should steal. (Learn more at Yahoo [9])

8. The “five-second rule” about dropped food? New scientific research supports it. (Learn more at KMOV [10])

Five-second rule supported [10]

9. It’s true: The universe expanded to unimaginable vastness in the first fractional second of its existence. (Learn more at National Geographic [11])
YouTube Preview Image [12]

10. High-protein insects can help feed the world, says a new report. (Learn more at Atlantic Cities [13]) (Thanks to Hilarie Grey)

High protein insects [13]

11. A quarter million people are watching “Instagranny” battle cancer. (Learn more at AARP [14])

Grandma Betty Instagram [15]

Bonus video: This misbehaving dog doesn’t know its owner has installed a puppycam.

YouTube Preview Image [16]

Learn something this week? Mail your ideas to 11things@aarp.org [17], and we’ll try to include your story next time.

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Credits – Burmese Python: Karunakar Rayker [19]/Flickr; Sadie Sunflower: Drawing Hope Project [20], Shawn Van Daele; Triple cheeseburger and fries: marsmet [21]/Flickr;  Wikipedia logo: Wikipedia; Batman and Robin: Courtesy of Lesley Vamos, Striped Designs [22]; Falling food: Stefan Lindmark [23];  Plate of crickets: Massa [24]/Flickr; grandmabetty33/Instagram.

Music – Spinning by Alex Beroza [25] via ccMixter

 

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[1] Image: http://news.discovery.com/animals/burmese-python-gps-could-lead-to-south-florida-takeover-140318.htm

[2] Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/14/shawn-van-daele-drawing-hope-project_n_4959011.html

[3] >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter: http://www.aarp.org/online-community/people/subscribeFromEmail.action?id=19061&intcmp=ILC-EMAIL-SUB-HLTH

[4] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/03/19/wait-now-saturated-fat-is-ok-for-us/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[5] Library Journal: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/03/copyright/kevin-gorman-berkeleys-wikipedian-in-residence/

[6] AARP: http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2014/colon-cancer-cases-drop.html?intcmp=HPBB3?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG

[7] Comic Book Resources: http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2014/03/lesley-vamos-portraits-capture-aging-heroes-wrinkles-and-all/

[8] >> Get travel discounts with your AARP Member Advantages.: http://discounts.aarp.org/travel/index/uSource/HCTN?intcmp=AE-BL-TRV-DISC

[9] Yahoo: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/prosecutors--fraudsters-filed-fake-tax-return-as-eric-holder-185955824.html

[10] KMOV: http://www.kmov.com/news/just-posted/Is-the-mythical-five-second-rule-actually-real-250348351.html

[11] National Geographic: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/14/140317-big-bang-gravitational-waves-inflation-science-space

[12] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlfIVEy_YOA

[13] Atlantic Cities: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2014/03/we-should-all-be-eating-more-insects-we-probably-wont-yet/8619/

[14] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/03/20/grandma-betty-why-cute-cant-capture-it/

[15] Image: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/03/18/Instagranny-Betty-Simpson-documents-cancer-battle-on-Instagram/5501395187891/

[16] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D5bPLxU8U8

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

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

[19] Karunakar Rayker: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kray

[20] Drawing Hope Project: http://www.drawinghope.ca/

[21] marsmet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/71902107@N03/

[22] Striped Designs: http://www.stripeddesigns.com/

[23] Stefan Lindmark: http://stefanlindmark.deviantart.com/

[24] Massa: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kamaski/

[25] Alex Beroza: http://dig.ccmixter.org/#/user/AlexBeroza

[26] Giant Hamster Wheel Art, Talking Elephants and Other Things We Didn’t Know Last Week: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/03/12/11-things-we-didnt-know-last-week-33/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[27] Austin, Texas, and 9 Other Budget-Friendly Trips for 2014: http://travel.aarp.org/articles-tips/articles/info-02-2013/affordable-vacation-ideas-2013.html

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

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

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

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