Talking Points: Fatherless anteater, delaying Alzheimer's and dementia, man on speeding truck's hood

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What is the story on the fatherless anteater?

One can only assume that Armani, the mother of Archie, the newborn baby anteater at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, Conn., got pregnant in the usual way -- but it is hard to see how. There were no male anteaters around. Officials at the center removed the only male anteater from the enclosure in August, long before the six-month gestation period for baby Archie would have begun. The best guess is that Archie is the result of a rare case of delayed implantation, when fertilized eggs remain dormant in the uterus for a period of time.

What is the best way to delay the start of Alzheimer's disease and dementia?

Research suggests that diet, exercise and socializing remain patients' best hope, but new research published Monday shows that Vitamins B6 and B12, combined with folic acid, slowed atrophy of gray matter in brain areas affected by Alzheimer's disease. The cost? Just pennies a day. The results? Priceless. The study appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

What was a Louisiana man doing riding on the hood of a speeding truck?

Police said the driver of the pickup truck stole a sign from the man who was selling shrimp by the side of the road. The shrimp seller jumped on the alleged thief's hood just before it took off and is heard calmly telling other drivers to call the police in a video shot as the truck speeds down the road.

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