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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted By Bill Hogan On June 18, 2014 @ 4:46 pm In 11 Things We Didn't Know Last Week | No Comments

News, discoveries and … fun


Naked mole-rat [1]


1. Naked mole-rats may hold the secret to conquering aging in humans. (Learn more at Vox.com [2])

2. A man in deep thought has been lurking beneath one of Pablo Picasso’s first masterpieces. (Learn more at AARP [3])

Picasso man in painting [4]


3. A new “smart cup” can recognize and track everything you drink – and even tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi. (Learn more at The Verge [5])

Vessyl smart cup [6]


>> Get travel discounts with your AARP Member Advantages. [7]

4. The stereotype of the “greedy geezer” voter is a figment of the public imagination. (Learn more at HeraldTribune.com [8])

Old man wearing Uncle Sam hat [9]


5. Walking just 6,000 steps a day can help you avoid or reduce the pain of arthritic knees. (Learn more at AARP [10])

Knees x-ray [11]


6. Bill Clinton is the most admired president of the past 25 years. (Learn more at the Wall Street Journal [12])

Five Presidents in Oval Office [13]


7. Younger people favor expanding Social Security more than older people. (Learn more at AARP [14])

Social Security card [15]


>> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter  [16]

8. If you inherit an IRA, creditors can get their hands on the money in it. (Learn more at AARP [17])

Snatching money [18]


9. This year, Dad is worth $24,103. (Learn more at AARP [19])

Father Knows Best cast photo 1962 [20]


10. Oxytocin, the “love hormone,” can make old muscles new again. (Learn more at Futurity.org [21])

Oxitocin [22]


11. Manatees swim by farting. (Learn more at Cracked.com [23])


Manatee [24]


Bonus video: It’s summertime, and swimming pools everywhere are opening for the season. All the more reason to love this little vignette-in-a-video from Wire Fox Terrier Rescue Midwest. Can Waldo fish his beloved squeaky toys out of the kiddie pool? You’ll have to watch to find out.

YouTube Preview Image [25]

Learn something this week? Mail your ideas to 11things@aarp.org [26], and we’ll try to include your story next time.

On Twitter, we’re using the hashtag #11things [27].

Let us read 11 Things to you:

Images – naked mole-rat: Smithsonian’s National Zoo [28]; infrared image of Pablo Picasso’s “The Blue Room” (1901), The Phillips Collection © 2008; Vessyl “smart cup”: MyVessyl.com [29]; “geezer” voter: Artemis Gordon [30] (iStockphoto); arthritic knees: temet [31] (iStockphoto); former presidents: White House photo by Eric Draper via Wikipedia [32]; creditors and IRAs: Radiant Byte [33] (iStockphoto); “Father Knows Best” cast photo (1962): Wikipedia [34]; oxytocin: MindZiper [35] via Wikipedia; manatee: Ahodges7 [36] via Wikipedia


Also of Interest


See the AARP home page [41] for deals, savings tips, trivia and more


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[1] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/6257900180_011c442162_o.jpg

[2] Vox.com: http://www.vox.com/2014/6/16/5796732/do-naked-mole-rats-have-the-secret-to-long-healthy-lives

[3] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/06/17/whos-the-man-behind-this-picasso-masterpiece/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[4] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/picasso_man.jpg

[5] The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/12/5801106/vessyl-smart-cup-that-knows-exactly-what-youre-drinking

[6] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/vessyl-coffee-d95bcb36f8ea3fe68fb706cd5bb9975a.jpg

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

[8] HeraldTribune.com: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140615/ARTICLE/140619775

[9] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/iStock_000007399014Small_r.jpg

[10] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/06/16/helping-your-knees-step-by-6000-steps/

[11] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/iStock_000012298628Small.jpg

[12] Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/06/15/poll-bill-clinton-most-admired-president-of-last-25-years/

[13] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Five_Presidents_Oval_Office.jpg

[14] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/06/12/6-political-truths-about-50-americans/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[15] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/social-security.jpg

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

[17] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/06/13/creditors-can-snatch-your-inherited-ira-supreme-court-rules/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[18] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/iStock_000002067930Small.jpg

[19] AARP: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/06/13/whats-dad-worth-24103/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[20] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Father_Knows_Best_cast_photo_1962.jpg

[21] Futurity.org: http://www.futurity.org/oxytocin_aging_muscles/

[22] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/1024px-OxitocinaCPK3D.png

[23] Cracked.com: http://www.cracked.com/article_21161_5-animals-that-can-do-amazing-things-with-their-butts.html#ixzz34uVxKrpQ?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange

[24] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Manatee1.jpg

[25] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GPrIfpppTY

[26] 11things@aarp.org: mailto:11things@aarp.org

[27] #11things: https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%2311things

[28] Smithsonian’s National Zoo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalzoo/6257900180/

[29] MyVessyl.com: https://www.myvessyl.com/

[30] Artemis Gordon: http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=2455830

[31] temet: http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=4106217

[32] White House photo by Eric Draper via Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_United_States#mediaviewer/File:Five_Presidents_Oval_Office.jpg

[33] Radiant Byte: http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=478423

[34] Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Knows_Best#mediaviewer/File:Father_Knows_Best_cast_photo_1962.JPG

[35] MindZiper: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxytocin#mediaviewer/File:OxitocinaCPK3D.png

[36] Ahodges7: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manatee#mediaviewer/File:Manatee_at_Sea_World_Orlando_Mar_10.JPG

[37] Bulletproof Blankets and Other Things We Didn’t Know Last Week: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/06/11/11-things-we-didnt-know-last-week-46/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[38] 7 Things You Should Never Say to Customer Service: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-07-2008/seven_things_never_say.html?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

[39] 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

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

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

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