Drinking Beer and Eating Squirrel: What I Learned from Magazines This Week

Roz Warren, Drinking Beer and Eating Squirrel: What I Learned from Magazines This Week

Reading magazines this week, I learned that:

A British survey has concluded that consuming organic foods can extend your life… for three weeks.
(Popular Mechanics, 3/16)

The average caretaker in the United States is a 49-year-old woman caring for a 69-year-old relative. (Real Simple, 2/16)

Vivos, an apocalypse shelter company, has built dozens of secure doomsday shelters all over the world, including a 76 acre bunker somewhere under Europe. Owner Robert Vicino sees himself as a 21st century Noah.
(Popular Mechanics, 3/16)

Eating squirrel isn’t unusual in Pennsylvania.
(Philadelphia Magazine, 2/16)

Iggy Pop has covered Frank Sinatra.
(Time, 3/16)

Eighty-eight percent of adults have sent or received a sexually explicit text message.
(Health, 1/16)

Outdoor cats kill over a billion birds each year.
(Organic Life, 01/16)

When sound researcher R. Murray Schafer asked North Americans to hum a note, they produced a B-natural, which is the same pitch as the electric current in their wires. In the U.K. people hummed a G-sharp — the frequency of their electric current.
(Organic Life, 1/16)

Ten percent of home schooled kids are black. Why? Parents are fed up with a system they see as broken and racist.
(Philadelphia, 2/16)

Sleeping on your side is better than sleeping on your back or stomach for eliminating brain waste — chemicals that can build up over time, potentially causing cognitive health problems like Alzheimer’s.
(Health, 1/16)

Women who drink beer once or twice a week have a 30% lower risk of heart attack.
(Prevention, 2/16)

Roz Warren is the author of OUR BODIES, OUR SHELVES; LIBRARY HUMOR.

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Roz Warren
Roz Warren Roz is the author of Just Another Day At Your Local Public Library and Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection Of Library Humor. She writes for The New York Times and The Funny Times. Her work also appears in Good Housekeeping, The Christian Science Monitor, The Philadelphia Inquirer and of course, the Humor Times. Connect with her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter or visit her website.