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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ten Things: Did You Know...?

A cup of cooca
Is cocoa good for the brain?/Giuseppe Colarusso (top image)

  1. Drinking cocoa every day may help older people keep their brains healthy, research suggests.
  2. Dolphins, as well as calling each other by name, have the "longest social memory" among non-humans.
  3. A dead shark has been discovered on the subway in New York City, transport officials have confirmed.
  4. A couple are suing police after armed officers raided their home following reports of a man holding a gun which turned out to be a TV remote control.
  5. In recent months hardline Buddhist groups have mounted violent campaigns against Muslim and Christian targets.
  6. A social networking site where comments were posted to a 14-year-old girl who later died after "web bullying" says it will help the police investigation.
  7. Actor Jim Carrey has distanced himself from a violent film he acted in because he could no longer support the project following the Sandy Hook school massacre.
  8. A worker on sick leave had a tracking device placed on her car by a private detective hired by her bosses.
  9. While on the West Coast of America methamphetamine (crystal meth) is a drug of deprivation, in London it's the preferred drug of affluent gay men.
  10. Researchers believe studying the tiny organisms living deep underground could help them to understand whether life could thrive beyond the Earth.

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