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people won’t mind duplicate gifts -- dog booties come
to mind as items that wear out quickly in the winter • One study started with a control group of mice
and are expensive to replace. that lived in sterile environments and had no
For those not in the know, a Yankee swap (known as gut bacteria at all. When these mice were in-
a Santa swap in other parts of the country) is a group fused by bacteria from skinny mice, they gained
gift-giving event where participants each bring a gift, a little weight. But when they were infused
then draw numbers to take turns picking a gift from with bacteria from fat mice, they gained a lot
somebody else -- or opt to swap their gift for another of weight. After this, the newspaper headlines
gift. Things can get a bit wild, I know, but that’s how proclaimed that a person’s weight is determined
we party in the Northeast. The gifts are usually inex- by the type of microflora in the intestines,
pensive -- less than $50. which isn’t quite true. When the same research-
Concentrate on buying a practical gift that will make ers infused the “fat” biotics into mice that were
a dog more comfortable or happy. A box of treats, a eating healthy high-fiber foods, the mice would
raincoat or sweater, spare booties, a collar and leash, a not gain weight; but when they were infused
chew toy or feeding bowl, or a stylish item like a ban- with the same biotics when eating an unhealthy
danna or a bow tie. If your dog likes or needs some- diet, they gained a lot of weight.
thing, then your friends’ dogs are almost certain to like • The beewolf is a wasp that preys on bees. It
or need the same thing. captures a bee, paralyzes it with a sting, and
And, since people rarely end up with exactly what buries it alive in an underground burrow along
they want at a Yankee swap, save a few dollars to buy with a wasp egg. When the egg hatches, it eats
something you think your dog will really like after the the bee, and then forms a cocoon and hibernates
party. over winter, emerging as an adult beewolf in
the spring. The mother wasp, prior to sealing
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the tips of her antennae. This white liquid is
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Social Media Afterlife
• There are two species of wasp that look 1. Do microbes have DNA?
Dear Savvy Senior, identical, but are unable to mate. When they 2. How many species of microbes have been
How do I go about changing or canceling a person’s do breed, the hybrid offspring die quickly and
social media accounts when they die? My sister never reach maturity. Researchers theorized officially named?
passed away several months ago and her social me- that the gut biome might be responsible, and 3. How quickly does E. coli reproduce?
dia accounts are still active. fed wasps of both species antibiotics. After 4. Are microbes the same as bacteria?
Inquiring Sister this, the two species were able to mate success-
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participated on some type of social media platform. • Creosote bushes live in the desert and have a The campaign “Don’t be a litter bug” launched in the
Here’s a run-down of how you can change or cancel very pungent odor and a very toxic resin. When 1950s was a play on words, since the jitterbug craze
some different social media accounts after a loved one most rodents eat creosote, they get sick, and if had recently been in full swing. The crying Indian fea-
dies. they eat enough of it, the toxins shut down the tured in an anti-littering TV commercial in
liver and kidneys, killing the animal. But the the 1970s was actually the son of Italian
Facebook desert woodrat can eat all the creosote leaves it parents from Sicily.
Let’s start with the biggest and most frequently used wants without any ill effect. That’s because mi-
social media platform on the Web today. When some- crobes in the animal’s digestive system detoxify “Mr. Piano”
one with a Facebook profile dies, there are two differ- the resin before it can do any harm. If those
ent things someone with authority over their account microbes are transplanted into other rat species Tuning & Repair
can do. You can either “memorialize” it or “delete” it. who don’t have them, those rats also develop
the ability to digest creosote. Roy Nieman
A memorialized account serves as a place where • The species of flatworm called Paracatenula The tuner that cares!
friends and family can share stories, photos or memo- lives in warm ocean sediments and is about a
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the person shared is still visible on Facebook to the flatworm brain and a collection of microbes.
audience it was originally shared with, however, the Microbes provide the flatworm with its energy;
user’s profile will not show up in public spaces such as microbes store the fats; and microbes provide
people you may know, ads or birthday reminders. the worm’s white coloration. If you cut the flat-
worm in two, each of the two ends can regener-
If you don’t wish to memorialize your sister’s profile, ate the missing parts and become fully func-
you can also have her account permanently deleted tional worms. The rear half will even regrow a
from Facebook. new head and brain. But if one end of the worm
doesn’t come away with a big enough comple-
Facebook allows users (when they’re alive) to choose ment of microbes, it will not survive. It’s easier
a “legacy contact,” which is a person chosen to look for the tail end of the worm to re-grow a new
after their account once they’ve passed away, or users head and brain than it is for a brain to re-grow
can request to have their account permanently deleted the tail if it comes away from the split without
after they die. (To do either of these tasks, click on enough bacteria.
“Settings” on the top right of Facebook, then click
on “General” on the left-side menu and then on Social Media Afterlife
If your sister didn’t set up a legacy contact before
she passed, you can submit a memorialization and a copy of the deceased’s death certificate.
request at Facebook.com/help – type in “How do I
report a deceased person on Facebook that needs LinkedIn
to be memorialized?” in the search bar. You’ll If your sister also had a LinkedIn profile, the only
be asked to provide proof of death by providing option is to delete her account. To request this, see
a copy of either an obituary, death certificate or LinkedIn.com/help/linkedin/ask/ts-rdmlp. You’ll need
memorial card. to provide her name and URL to her LinkedIn
profile; the relationship you have to her; her email
Or, if you would rather have her account deleted go address; date she passed away; link to an obituary;
to Facebook.com/help, and type in “How do I request and company she most recently worked for.
the removal of a deceased family member’s Facebook
account?” This also requires proof of death plus veri- Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box
fication that you’re an immediate family member or 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org.
executor of the account holder. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show
Instagram and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.
Instagram’s policy on a deceased users’ account is
similar to its parent company, Facebook. A deceased Why did the paramecium cross the road?
users’ account can either be memorialized or re- He was stuck to the chicken’s foot.
moved, which you can request at Help.Instagram.
Like Facebook, to memorialize an Instagram account
requires proof of death, but to remove an account
you’ll also need to provide verification that you’re an
immediate family member.
If your sister was a Twitter user, Twitter will work
with anyone who is authorized to act on behalf of her
estate, or with a verified immediate family member to
have an account deactivated. To request the removal
of your sister’s account, go to Help.Twitter.com/
After you submit your request, Twitter will email you
with instructions for providing more details, including
information about the deceased, a copy of your ID,
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• Born in Texas in 1854, Clark Stanley spent
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ing there had to be an easier way of making a
living. According to his account, he then spent
two years studying under a Hopi medicine man
in Arizona. Here he learned the secrets of mak-
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endemic to the area.
• He teamed up with a druggist from Boston
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Europe. on Peter Pan’s Flight for over 3 hours?
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crate full of rattlesnakes which he raised on “What youngster has not dreamed of drawn through it leaves a clean-cut path, about 5
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his farm in Texas. On the road, he would at- London, or tumbling into Alice’s minuteRs. L O O T D O A N W M
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* Each serving: About 142 calories, 8g total fat (5g cookies as possible; reserve trimmings. Place cookies,
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carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 2g protein. trimmings and cut out more cookies.
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1 package (16-ounce) confectioners’ sugar 2. On average, how many microbes are swallowed
3 tablespoons meringue powder
Assorted food colorings (optional) with every bite of food?
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Solution puzzle on page 8 THE POISON SQUAD
One study raised fruit flies on either an all- • In the late 1800s and early 1900s, food be- 3976 Lockport Olcott Rd, Ste A Lockport, NY 14094
starch diet or an all-sugar diet. After two gen- gan to be more and more mass-produced and
erations of this, the fruit flies shipped long distances, rather than being grown NNEOWWWCOROORIFGPFNIHEECNTRE.SS..IN Recipient of consecutive
preferred to mate with other locally and sold fresh. Prior to the passage of "Agent of the Year" award
fruit flies who had been raised the Pure Food & Drug Act of 1906, there was
on the identical diet. However, no regulation whatsoever governing food pro- Deborah Carpenter
when the flies were fed cessing and production.
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Kustom Upholstery, Tops, Boats “Not enough sand for building, and not enough Q: Why did the bacteria cross the microscope?
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Jerry Chambers kinds of maple syrup tested, nine did not con-
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were required to sign waivers in case they suf-
• No one was allowed to eat anything
outside the experiment. Their health was
rigorously monitored. Their “output”
was examined. And so they were fed
various preservatives, starting with low
doses and gradually ramping up
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media ate it up. The food industry was
Schwab Farm Market
not so pleased.
Hi, I just wanted to take a minute and talk about
the Flight of Five • Borax was commonly used to preserve
Winery here in meat. It caused headaches and depres-
2 Pine St in Old sion. Formaldehyde was used to preserve
City Hall next to dairy products but caused severe illness
the flight of five at any dose. The experiments continued
locks that gave
the city its name. for five years. Data was collected and
WAYS COMFORTABLE We share the reports were written.
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AL 11AM - MIDNITE Stooge’s stuffed • The food industry was outraged at any
burger restaurant. suggestion that using poisonous sub-
We’re the ones in the city’s previous courtroom lo-
stances to preserve or enhance food was
FFUONODGDRREIANTKS GTOIOMDES cated at the back of the building. unacceptable, and they lobbied hard to
We opened our doors about seven years ago and ensure that Wiley’s report was buried.
featured only seven of our own wines while stocking
some of our favorite offerings from our sister wineries
NEVER BORING coveyscove.com along the Niagara Escarpment, but those days are in Wiley himself leaked his reports to the
the past. Currently we have 23 distinct wines ranging media to be sure that the word got out.
5855 E. Main St.Olcott, NY from a traditional Cabernet Franc to our unique coffee Food industry lobbyists claimed Wiley
(716) 638-4593 wine, called Beales’ Beans, which is made with local
grapes flavored with whole Brazilian coffee beans was out to destroy American business.
Q: Why did the bacteria cross the microscope? roasted by Lockport’s own TrueBean Coffee Company But when women got wind of the news,
A: To get to the other slide! women’s clubs from coast to coast orga-
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donetheignut?groups of five. Flights, if you’ll allow for the • In 1906, the Pure Food and Drug Act,
1. How much of the weight of a termite is composed repeated use of the word. In trying to have something also called the Wiley Act, required ac-
of bacteria that help it digest cellulose? for everyone the current flights are Dry (all dry wines,
2. On average, how many microbes are swallowed Gruner Veltliner to our smoky red blend, Canawler curate labels and outlawed a number of
with every bite of food? Red), Sweet (all sweet wines including Pomegranate poisonous substances. It banned misla-
beled or adulterated substances. It estab-
Giraffe in a Little Girl Costume, P.S. You’re the Worst lished penalties and set up the precursor
to the Food and Drug Administration.
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Flight (the current crop of experiments and oddities)
One study raised fruit flies on either an all- which is always entirely unboring. Also, we offer are It was the first in a series of consumer
starch diet or an all-sugar diet. After two
generations of this, the fruit flies preferred curated cheeseDonpJaohinrsoinngs12t/o15/1e9n49hance the tasting experi- protection laws. The Poison Squad had
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the flies were fed antibiotics which killed attempt to offer a memorable exper5i. e99n%ce to everyone
their gut biome, they lost their mating
who visits us whether they’re looking for a wine they
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veiny cheeses. While we understand that serious wine
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