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11 Things We Didn't Know Last Week
By Steve Mencher, September 24, 2014 06:07 PM
1. Burger King in Japan sells a burger with all-black fixings (cheese, bun, sauce) . (Learn more at USA Today)
2. It's possible to rob a store armed with nothing more than a banana. (Learn more at Buzzfeed)
3. Four out of five heart attacks can be prevented. (Learn more at AARP)
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4. "Multidisciplinary analysis" tops a recently declassified list of the CIA's most-hated cliches. (Learn more at Washington Post)
5. The satellite India sent to Mars has a Twitter account. (Learn more at Mashable)
6. By 2025, Mercedes-Benz tractor-trailers barreling down the interstate will drive themselves. (Learn more at Yahoo! Autos)
7. The Lion King stage musical is the biggest box-office hit in entertainment history. (Learn more at Associated Press)
8. An animal whose fossil resembles a halved pomegranate lived long before the dinosaurs. (Learn more at Discovery)
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9. Yellow autumn leaves are chemical cousins of egg yolks, and orange leaves of carrots.(Learn more at Compound Interest)
10. It costs $33,000 to cover a 2011 Mercedes CLS 350 with 1 million Swarovski crystals. (Learn more from Daily Mail)
11. A man and woman were buried holding hands 700 years ago in an English chapel. (Learn more at Science Daily)
Bonus video: A Pee Wee football team plans to run onto the field through its banner. What could go wrong? It's a silent movie, so supply your own soundtrack — maybe sad trombones?
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Images — Black burger: Facebook, Burger King, Japan; seanshot/iStock ; Woman on bike: kali9/iStock; Indian Space Agency photo: Twitter; Pomegranate-like animal - link to Discovery.com; Autumn Color graphic: Compound Interest; Crystal car: dradionova/Instagram; Skeleton couple: University of Leicester Archaeological Services
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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