11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and fun …   1. The world’s first glow-in-the-dark ice cream uses jellyfish proteins. (Learn more at Lick Me I’m Delicious) 2. A beagle named Elvis can smell when polar bears are pregnant at the Cincinnati zoo. (Learn more at Cincinnati Zoo) 3. Customs agents in Los Angeles recovered a 1953 Triumph motorcycle that was stolen from a Nebraska man’s backyard nearly 46 years ago. (Learn more at Orange County Register) 4. Twenty Pound Carp, a fish with its …

Sturgis’ “Hog Heaven” Kick-starts this Week

My favorite bartender, a ponytailed, tattooed man-mountain named “Bullfrog,” slammed his Red Bull, crumpled the can and swung a leathered leg over his Harley. It was 3 a.m., and I was leaving a bachelorette party at a downtown DC bar. Bullfrog was leaving for Sturgis, S.D. and its annual orgy of motorcycle riders. For one August week each year, some 600,000 “hogs,” “choppers,” “trikes” and even the high-speed neon “crotch rockets” normally snubbed by traditionalists nearly double South Dakota’s population. Riders of …