11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1. A cobra can bite and kill someone even 20 minutes after its head is severed. (Learn more at Daily Mirror) 2. Celebrity deaths do not generally come in threes. (Learn more at NY Times) 3. How rare is a blue lobster? One in 2 million. (Learn more at Associated Press) >> 12 Foods Sabotaging Your Sleeep 4. With the national unemployment rate at 6.2 percent in July, 20 U.S. cities are under 4 percent. …

Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner: 5 Facts About the ’70s Funk Legend

If you grew up in the 1970s and loved to cruise around in your parents’ car with your buddies, getting down to some funk music on the AM radio, the words to the Ohio Players’ “Fire” probably are still seared into your frontal lobes. The way you walk and talk really sets me off To a full alarm, child, yes, it does The way you squeeze and tease, knocks me to my knees ‘Cause I’m smokin’, baby, baby Everything about the OPs …

Oh, no! Gilligan is dead! I read it on Facebook!

Sad, and true: the Skipper’s “little buddy,” Bob Denver — who also starred, unforgettably, as Maynard G. Krebs in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis — died. Seven years ago this week, as it turns out. Didn’t remember that? You’re not alone: “news” of his death, reposted and re-tweeted breathlessly with the requisite comments of social media mourning — such as “RIP, Gilligan!” “Another part of my childhood gone” etc. — spread via Facebook and Twitter this week as if he had …