KISSING SWEET -- While studying an enzyme found in seaweed as a possible barnacle-remover from ship hulls, researchers at Newcastle University have discovered that Bacillus lichenformis might be added to toothpaste and mouthwash to remove bacteria in the mouth. Unfortunate side effect, though. Test subjects ended up talking like Spongebob Squarepants.
FOLD CAREFULLY -- A world map, black ink on yellow paper, designed by renowned sixteenth-century German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller has been discovered in a Berlin library. Believed to be among the earliest maps of the United States, it’s labeled “America” because Waldseemueller thought Amerigo Vespucci had discovered it while Columbus was busy discovering a city in Ohio.