Scientists: Man Could Live Up to 125

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Genetic tests performed by a research team in Madrid show that man could live up to 125 years of age and cancer-free.

The Spanish research team, who are from the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), inserted an extra copy of three genes known for longevity and tumor suppression capabilities: telomerase, p53, and p16. The scientists found that not only did the subjects (mice) live 45% longer, but that they were also living tumor-free. On average, mice have lifespan of three years, but the mice involved with the experiments lived up to four-and-a-half years, the human equivalent of 125 years! This story made me think of the ending from “The Green Mile.”

Man Offers Undercover Prostitute 2 Pennies for Sex

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Photo by Jeffrey Coolidge/Getty Images

A Florida man was recently arrested for soliciting an undercover deputy who was posing as a prostitute for sex with an offer of 2 cents.

You can read the story here.

Iceman’s Occupation and Cause of Death Revealed

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The Iceman (a.k.a. Otzi, Frozen Fritz, et cetera) died roughly 5,000 years ago and was discovered in 1991, but the latest round of examinations have yielded new evidence about his occupation and true cause of death.
The hairs on his clothing were subjected to testing and proven to belong to sheep and cattle, which supports evidence that the Iceman herded them, and possibly goats.
Up until just 2 months ago, it was believed that the Iceman died solely from an arrow, but now experts contend that the arrow only caused him to lose consciousness.  They state that the actual cause of death was blunt trauma to the head, which was the result of a fall or at the hands of his attacker.

Let’s Do the Time Warp Again!

Britain’s Channel Four Network just aired a special called “Time Warp Wives,” which followed the lives of 3 women who choose to live in the past.  They each “live” in different eras (30’s, 40’s and 50’s) and their husbands also participate in the lifestyle.  Each of the women are delighted that they are able to indulge in their passion for the past.  They enjoy dressing up in retro clothes and make-up, cleaning, baking and sewing.  Their homes are even replicas of homes back in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s!  For the complete article and pictures of the women, you can click here.