11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun. 1. You can make your own Mars Rover with NASA’s $189 littleBits Space Kit. (Learn more at littleBits) 2. It looks like George Clooney will lose bets with Nicole Kidman and Michelle Pfeiffer – he’s engaged to marry a second time. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Your dollar bill might carry bacteria linked to stomach ulcers, acne, pneumonia and staph infections. (Learn more at AARP) 4. Atari once buried as many as 750,000 ‘E.T.’ game cartridges in …

Hot Sauce to Cold Caps: 5 Things You Should Know

Five health news stories from the past week you should know about:   1. Do you cook with hot sauce? Be careful which brand you choose. A new study by University of Nevada Las Vegas of 25 imported brands found four from Mexico with high levels of lead. The brands include El Pato Salsa Picante, Castilo Salsa Habanera, Salsa Picante de Chile Habanero and Bufalo Salsa Clasica, reports NBC News. Lead can affect the body’s organs and is especially risky for …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and fun…   1. Snail slime might be the fountain of youth. (Learn more at AARP) 2. Not only have Twinkies gotten a second life, their shelf life has increased from 26 days to 45 days. (Learn more at AARP) 3. A Lego fanatic who didn’t know you need a kid with you to visit Legoland sure knows now. (Learn more at CTV News) 4. By interfering with mosquitoes’ ability to fly, airwaves from a simple fan keep …

A Simple Way to Repel Mosquitoes: Try a Fan

If you don’t like those stinky bug sprays with DEET, but you also don’t like being a mosquito buffet, here’s a simple, low-tech, no-chemical way to deter those little suckers from your backyard: An electric fan. I couldn’t believe it either, but a 2003 Michigan State University study found that a fan blowing air can mess up mosquitoes’ flying ability. It also helps blow away the carbon dioxide we humans exude, which apparently attracts mosquitoes like frat boys to free …