Talking Points: Youth lotion, rancid video games, sad 'gator

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I hear there really is a way to stop wrinkles -- what is it?!

Sunblock. Researchers in Australia confirm that the trick to younger-looking skin is to wear sunscreen every day. They followed 900 young and middle-aged adults and found that those who applied sunscreen most days had no detectable aging of the skin after 4 1/2 years. Sunscreen can dramatically slow the damage from ultraviolet radiation. The findings appeared in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

Why is a Canadian studio digging through a New Mexico landfill?

Fuel Industries, a multimedia company, has been given six months by the city of Alamogordo, N.M., to search the city's landfill for old, discarded Atari video games. And not just any kind of Atari games -- really, really bad Atari games. They are especially looking for the E.T. game, considered to be one of the worst video games even made. It's so bad that it now has a cult following and cartridges sell for as much as $30 on eBay.

Why did an alligator in Texas need to be rescued?

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton stepped in and confiscated the animal after a Facebook video showed the reptile being taunted. The malnourished animal -- which had been kept in a basement and out of the sun for 15 years -- was only about two-thirds the size it should have been and had many missing, broken and infected teeth. The alligator will be moved to a refuge in Florida, where it will get special care, and be kept in a swampy, outdoor area. The owner and the teens seen tormenting the alligator in the video may face animal cruelty charges.

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The Washington Examiner