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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted By Steve Mencher On May 14, 2014 @ 5:10 pm In 11 Things We Didn't Know Last Week | Comments Disabled

 News, discoveries and … fun

Jackie Kennedy [1]

1. Jackie Kennedy confided personal thoughts in a 14-year correspondence with an Irish priest. (Learn more at Irish Times [1])

2. A mother’s worth increased $3,123 last year. (Learn more at AARP [2])

iStock_000017549120Small [2]

3. There’s a square hole in the sun. (Learn more at Space.com [3])

Sun's coronal hole [3]

4. Age discrimination can kill you. (Learn more at AARP [4])

5. The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is collapsing, making a rise in global sea level inevitable. (Learn more at National Geographic [5])

Thwaites ice sheet [5]

6. Most Russians are sorry that there’s no longer a Soviet Union. (Learn more at Quartz [6])

>> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter  [7]

7. Monica Lewinsky has had a hard time landing a job since the White House scandal and Clinton impeachment in 1998. (Learn more at AARP [8])

8. A wreck found 11 years ago may be the Santa Maria, the largest of three ships that brought Columbus to the New World. (Learn more at N.Y. Daily News [9])

Columbus' flagship Santa Maria [9]

9. Each year, the identities of about 2.5 million deceased Americans are stolen to open fraudulent accounts. (Learn more at AARP [10])

Identity thief [10]

10. Short men live longer. (Learn more at the Independent [11])

>> Get entertainment and dining discounts with your AARP Member Advantages. [12]

11. Having a couple of beers a week can reduce a woman’s risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis. (Learn more at AARP [13])

woman\ and two beers [13]

Bonus video: If you’ve been wondering about Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, wonder no longer…

YouTube Preview Image [14]

Learn something this week? Mail your ideas to 11things@aarp.org [15], and we’ll try to include your story next time.

On Twitter, we’re using the hashtag  #11things [16].

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Images – Jackie Kennedy:  India, 1962 photograph by Cecil Stoughton, White House, JFK Presidential Library and Museum [17] via Flickr/Sacheverelle [18]; Mother and daughter cooking: Subman/iStockphoto [19]; Hole in the sun: NASA; Collapsing ice sheet: NASA; Stereoscopic card of Columbus’ ship Santa Maria from 1893, via Wikimedia and N.Y. Public Library; Masked hacker: Selimaksan/iStockphoto [20]; Women with two beers (cropped): Nick Klein/Flickr [21] 

Music – Eurovision/and Alex Beroza: Spinning via ccMixter [22]  [22]


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[1] Image: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/letters-to-priest-provide-rare-insight-into-life-of-jackie-kennedy-1.1792737

[2] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/05/08/whats-mom-worth-between-62985-and-118905/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[3] Space.com: http://www.space.com/25829-sun-square-hole-nasa-video.html

[4] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/05/12/can-age-discrimination-kill-you/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[5] National Geographic: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140512-thwaites-glacier-melting-collapse-west-antarctica-ice-warming/

[6] Quartz: http://qz.com/207365/more-than-half-of-russians-want-the-soviet-union-back/

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

[8] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/05/06/monica-lewinsky-victim-of-an-outdated-double-standard/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[9] N.Y. Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/christopher-columbus-lost-ship-found-article-1.1789618

[10] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/05/09/id-theft-in-the-afterlife/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[11] the Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/short-men-are-likely-to-live-longer-because-they-carry-the-longevity-gene-scientists-reveal-9356759.html

[12] >> 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

[13] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/05/08/is-beer-better-at-reducing-a-womans-chance-of-arthritis/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[14] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToqNa0rqUtY

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

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

[17] JFK Presidential Library and Museum: http://www.jfklibrary.org/

[18] Flickr/Sacheverelle: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sacheverelle/

[19] Subman/iStockphoto: http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=305763

[20] Selimaksan/iStockphoto: http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=2104466

[21] Nick Klein/Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kleinnick/

[22] Alex Beroza: Spinning via ccMixter: http://ccmixter.org/people/AlexBeroza

[23] 3D-Printed Houses and Other Things We Didn’t Know Last Week: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/05/07/11-things-we-didnt-know-last-week-41/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[24] Are You a Viagra Wife?: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/04/25/are-you-a-viagra-wife/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

[25] Fight fraud and ID theft with the AARP Fraud Watch Network.: http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/?intcmp=AE-BL-ENDART-ADV-FWN

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

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

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