11 Things We Didn't Know Last Week

News, discoveries and ... fun

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1. Valentine's Day is for lovers ... and scammers. (Learn more at  AARP)

2. Barbie, 55, is #unapologetic about appearing in Sports Illustrated's 50th anniversary swimsuit issue. (Learn more at Ad Age)

Spotted in NYC: Barbie traded her parka for a one-piece! What are you #unapologetic about today? pic.twitter.com/CqnFl6ZLQP - Barbie (@Barbie) February 10, 2014


 

3. The FDA has approved a pill camera to replace some colonoscopies. (Learn more at AP)

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4. Discussing movies about relationships could cut the divorce rate. (Learn more at AARP)

5. Bumblebees can fly higher than Mount Everest. (Learn more at  Live Science)

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6. Diapers with a sensor alert you when changing is needed . (Learn more at Discovery)

7. A federal judge says T-Mobile owns the color magenta. (Learn more at Washington Post)

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8. Every two seconds, somebody falls victim to identity theft. (Learn more at AARP)

9. Wearing a banana costume while holding an AK-47 can earn you a citation in Texas. (Learn more 12NewsNow)

10. A robot is directing traffic in the Congo. (Learn more at  Jalopnik)

11. Spanx and other slimming undergarments should come with a health warning. (Learn more at  AARP)

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Bonus video: Is this promo for the show The Walking Dead a prank in good fun, or an assault on New York City pedestrians ?

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Images - Valentine's Day fish: denzorro/istockphoto;  Pill camera: Alan Crawford/Getty Images; Bumblebee  Sam Droege/USGS/Flickr; T Mobile plane: Pai-l Hsieh/Flickr; Spanx: Courtesy of Spanx

Music: Longitudinal exploitation by Relias, via SoundCloud

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