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33 is the happiest age, study says

Here’s a wildly simple, profoundly interesting question: At what age are you happiest? According to a recent survey, the answer is 33.

Friends Reunited, a U.K. website, found that 70 percent of respondents over the age of 40 said they did not find true happiness until they were 33 years old.

“[That age] is enough time to have shaken off childhood naivety and the wild scheming of teen-aged years without losing the energy and enthusiasm of youth,” Donna Dawson, a psychologist, told Fox’s Washington, D.C., affiliate. “Innocence has been lost, but our sense of reality is mixed with a strong sense of hope, a ‘can do’ spirit, and a healthy belief in our own talents and abilities.”

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Black and White Twins

These lovely girls, Kian and Remee, are million-to-one twins born with different skin colors. The girls, whose parents are mixed-race, just celebrated their 7th birthday together. The girls’ mother Kylee is quoted on Parentdish as saying, “The twins have got such difference personalities as well as their skin colour.

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The Quietest Room in the World

The total absence of sound outside your body makes you keenly aware of what’s going on inside your body. Your heart pumps. Your lungs inflate and deflate. Your ears buzz. Your blood pulses. In an anechoic chamber, you are one noisy organism. With no reverberation in the room, you have no spatial orientation cues. After about half an hour in the dark, you can become disoriented. Eventually, you might experience visual and aural hallucinations.

The anechoic chamber doesn’t exist as a kind of engineering curiosity. The researchers at Orfield Labs use it to test products such as hearing aids, automotive parts, heart valves, hard drives, and sleep-apnea machines.

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Michigan resident scores $4.4 million on accidental lottery ticket purchase

A simple mistake turned one lucky person into a millionaire. In Flint someone said they mistakenly fed a $20 bill into a lotto ticket machine. They meant to only use $10, but decided to buy a Cash for Life ticket anyway.

It turned out to be a big winner. It was worth at least $4.1 million. Workers at the store where the ticket was bought say the recent win has business booming.

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