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‘Simpsons’ Producers Reveal Major Character to Be Killed Off
“The Simpsons” producers have revealed that a major character will be killed off the show but they haven’t said who. They only gave one clue: The actor who plays the doomed character won an Emmy for the role. Of course, there are 25 cast members who have won Emmys for their roles so that’s not a big help.
Best Place to Grow Old: Sweden
The best place on the planet to grow old is Sweden. In a new, first-of-its-kind study, the UN ranked 91 countries on how well they care for their citizens over the age of 60. A universal pension pushed Sweden to No. 1. Afghanistan came in last and the US, the richest country in the world, came in eighth.
Wine Drinkers Don’t Know How Much They’re Consuming, Study Finds
People who drink wine often don’t know how much they’re consuming, researchers at Iowa State University and Cornell University have found. Their new study found that participants poured 12 percent more wine into a glass they were holding than one placed on a table. Wine drinkers also poured 12 percent more wine into a wide glass than a narrow one.