After its twin was eaten, surviving snack cake soldiers on decades later.
After its twin was eaten, surviving snack cake soldiers on decades later. (Associated Press)

40-year-old Twinkie still going strong

BLUE HILL, Maine — In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: a decades-old Twinkie.

ABC News reports the experiment started in 1976 when Roger Bennatti was teaching a lesson to his high school chemistry class on food additives and shelf life.

After a student wondered about the shelf life of the snack, Bennatti sent the students to the store with some money. When they returned with the treat, Bennatti ate one and placed the still-surviving Twinkie on the blackboard.

Bennatti has since retired, but the snack now resides in the office of George Stevens Academy's Dean of Students Libby Rosemeier.

Rosemeier told ABC News she isn't sure who will inherit the Twinkie when she retires but joked that the Smithsonian hasn't called yet.

Dad who placed ad for a wife for his son gets 12 prospects

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — The father of a Salt Lake City businessman who placed an Idaho newspaper ad seeking women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son has received about a dozen inquiries.

Arthur Brooks had planned to meet potential candidates at a Coeur d'Alene resort, but son Baron Brooks told the Spokesman-Review on Sunday that its managers asked his father not to conduct interviews there after getting barraged with media requests.


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The younger Brooks previously called the $900 ad in the Coeur d'Alene Press "embarrassing" but said he'd let his 78-year-old father go forward.

He says about 12 women from around the U.S. expressed interest in the ad. Arthur Brooks will interview them in the coming weeks.

Baron Brooks says his father wants a grandchild to carry on the family name.

Associated Press