11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1. Penguins, which swallow their food whole, don’t have much sense of taste. (Learn more at Discovery) 2. Bronzed baby shoes are making a comeback. (Learn more at CBS Sacramento)   3. Snail teeth are made of the strongest natural substance yet discovered, which could be copied to make race cars, boat hulls and airplanes. (Learn more at Quartz) >> Get travel discounts with your AARP Member Advantages. 4. In July, Random House will bring out a never-published book by Theodore …

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 …

Snail-Slime Facials … Really?

Seekers of the fountain of youth can add one more bizarre treatment to the list: slime. Not just any slime. Snail slime. The Tokyo branch of the international spa Ci:z:Labo recently debuted an hour-long “Celebrity Escargot Course.” For $245, the salon’s clinicians place five snails on clients’ faces during a series of massages and masks. Related: Look Cool When It’s Hot: Best Summer Makeup     The salon claims that snail slime is a natural moisturizer that soothes inflammation caused …