News, discoveries and ... fun
1. The world's first 3-D printed car took about 44 hours to assemble. (Learn more at Mashable)
2. Ditching your cellphone? It's best to scramble all the data (including nude selfies) before erasing it. (Learn more at AARP)
3. Delta has installed smaller toilets on some of its flights to squeeze in more seats. (Learn more at AARP)
4. A funeral home in Michigan offers a drive-thru window. (Learn more at WNEM-TV, Saginaw)
6. Hand grip strength may be a far better indication of age than years. (Learn more at NY Times)
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8. Pope Francis will hand out copies of the Gospel of Mark with large-sized type at a special mass for grandparents. (Learn more at AARP)
9. The key to a happy retirement is a happy wife. (Learn more at AARP)
10. Tequila was used for nutrition and energy, as well as intoxication, in prehistoric Mexico. (Learn more at Discovery)
11. Most older millennials consider it more important to enjoy a job than to make money. (Learn more at AARP)
OK — so it's a 5-minute-long commercial — but Bryan Cranston's fake one-man show about baseball is wildly entertaining.
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Images — 3-D printed car: Local Motors; Cellphone recycling: Thinkstock/AARP; Drive-through funeral: WNEM-TV, Saginaw, Mich., screenshot; Dinosaur: Nature Publishing Group via Copyright Clearance Center; Dynamomete: iStock/banksphotos; Pope Francis: iStock/neneos; iStock/Douglove.
Music – Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra plays Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra – Blue Blazes by Sy Oliver, Creative Commons, courtesy of Smithsonian Remix project.
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