1.) There are plenty of crime-solving shows on TV. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is teaming up with one to help solve real world crimes. In the USA Network’s “White Collar,” a reformed white collar criminal teams with the FBI to solve various crimes. Now, the FBI and USA Network have created “Real Life White Collar Crimes,” an on-line program which will allow viewers to contribute to solving cases and recovering missing items. Each week a new stolen item is showcased and viewers can submit tips if they know anything about the case. One example of a case featured in the program is the 286-year-old Stradivarius violin, valued at more than 3 million dollars. It was stolen from the owner’s deathbed back in 1995. The thief and the violin still remain at large.
2.) If someone asks you about your weight, there’s a good chance that you won’t give a true answer. A new university research project confirms that pretty much everyone lies, and breaks down how much each of us fibs. Obese men tend to shave 5 pounds off their actual weight, while an overweight man drops two pounds and an average build man just a single pound. Obese women claim to be 6 pounds lighter than they are, while overweight women drop 3 pounds and a normal weight woman claims to be a pound or two less.
3.) If you’re old enough to have watched Bugs Bunny, then you know of the cartoon Tasmanian Devil. But Tasmanian Devils are real – they are marsupials that live on Tasmania, an island off the coast of Australia. In 1996 scientists discovered a type of contagious cancer that has killed off more than 80 percent of the species. Now, an effort to save the Tasmanian Devils is underway, moving healthy devils to their own secluded island, where they will re-grow the population. So far 15 of the animals have been moved to their new home, a national park on the island of Mariah, off the coast of Tasmania.