11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1. Yes, men are idiots. (Learn more at AARP) 2. Drinking alcohol to fall asleep can have the opposite effect. (Learn more at University of Missouri via Futurity) 3. The myth that eating carrots improves your eyesight stems from a World War II espionage ruse. (Learn more at Washington Post) Enter for a chance to win up to $10,000 to help make your dreams a reality! See official rules 4. If you feel younger, you’ll live …

Best Retirement Home Ever (for Once-Great Racehorses)

Just like the rest of us, the magnificent thoroughbreds that will be running in the Kentucky Derby eventually will grow old. But unlike us, racehorses don’t have Social Security, Medicare and 401(k) plans to rely on in their retirement years, and they don’t have control over their own fate. In the past, tragically, after their breeding days were over, even some great champions such as 1986 Derby winner Ferdinand have ended their lives in foreign slaughterhouses. But fortunately, thanks to the dedication of …

The Delicious Pie That Can Get You Sued

Do not mess with the one and only authentic Derby Pie. That would be the trademarked, legally protected name of the yummy chocolate-nut confection invented in 1954 by Kern’s Kitchen of Louisville, Ky., and traditionally enjoyed at Kentucky Derby parties. Over the years Kern’s has filed lawsuits against many who have illegally used the name of their signature pie. This year it’s  against another Kentucky restaurant – Claudia Sanders Dinner House, the Shelbyville restaurant founded by the wife of Kentucky …