In a way, the turtle shell is kind of like a helmet, except that it first evolved on a reptile with broader ribs that then fused and expanded into a shell. But, why lock your ribs into a shell? Scientists are still looking for that answer, but another mystery was cracked today—the origins of the beloved Candy Land board game. Apparently, the game first came into being in the 1950s, when a creative schoolteacher noticed that the kids in the polio ward were lonely and sad, and a cheerful board game could lift their spirits. And who invented the first hand-held telephone? Marty Cooper in 1973, who placed the first wireless call to his chief nemesis in the cellular race, Joel Engel.
Now, with wireless technology, you can film your family with a Go-Pro hidden in a tree while you announce your intentions to run for president (ahem, Bobby Jindal), and then you can upload that video to Facebook all without touching your computer. Just because you can doesn’t mean that you should—although for some people, like these Chinese smugglers, the sky is the limit for what you can do, including trying to sell 100,000 tons of old meat, some of it dating back to the Carter administration. And, back in the US, we have wine labels calling us on on our drinking issues, our mother issues, and our dating issues.