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2. The Nazi’s “perfect Aryan” poster child was Jewish. (Learn more at The Telegraph)
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6. : – ) or :)? Whether or not your smiley face emoticons have a nose says a lot about you. (Learn more at The New Republic )
7. Your face can predict how long you’ll live. (Learn more at AARP)
8. New self-service machines at the Minnesota Twins’ ballpark let fans draw as much beer as they want – at 38 to 40 cents an ounce. (Learn more at ESPN)
9. When a chimp stomps both feet, it means “let’s play.” (Learn more at Huffington Post)
10. A blood test to predict Alzheimer’s disease might be available within two years. (Learn more at AARP)
11. Pakistanis spend about 48 percent of their household cash on food; Japanese about 14 percent; and Americans about 7 percent. (Learn more at Vox)
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Images – Pelagornis Bird: Liz Bradford/courtesy of Bruce Museum; Drug delivery microchip illustration: courtesy of MicroCHIPS/Lexington, Mass. (cropped); Brain cross section: Adapted from Gray’s Anatomy/Wikipedia; Piqniq app: courtesy of company website; Emoticons: AARP; Smoking man: David Robert Bliwas/Flickr; Beer machines: Courtesy Delaware North Sportservice/Target Field; Chimp: mycheesegrits/Flickr.
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