Small bites

Published 8:30 am Sunday, May 1, 2022

Cuddly creatures
What can be more soothing than having an affectionate cuddly creature as a pet – a dog, a cat, a hamster or a Dusky Pademelon? Although they are very rare, indeed, Pandemelons – also known as miniature kangaroos – are nonetheless as cuddly as they come, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons they are threatened with extinction. And so, when the caretakers at the Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England spotted a newborn in its mom’s pouch recently, there was quite a bit of excitement. The zoo announced the birth on its website, explaining that they are also referred to as dusky wallabies and that “they can only be found in the forests of New Guinea and some smaller nearby islands in Indonesia.  Sadly, its population has declined by 30% in the last two decades as a result of trapping, hunting and deforestation to make way for rice farming and logging.”
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He swallowed a what?
Boy, how lucky can a guy get. Tom Jozsi of Kenosha, WI swallowed a drill bit that wound up in his lung and survived, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Thank goodness it was a tiny drill bit that his dentist was using in preparation for a filling. Jozsi told reporters at WISN-TV, “I was at the dentist getting a tooth filled, and then next thing I know I was told I swallowed this tool.  I didn’t really even feel it going down.  All I felt was a cough.  When they did the CT scan they realized, you didn’t swallow it.  You inhaled it.”
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Pretty scary
Halloween is still about six months away but that isn’t stopping English Heritage, a British conservation group known as English Heritage, from attempting to break the record for the largest number of people wearing vampire costumes. The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] reports the gathering will take place on May 26 at Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire, England, which appropriately enough is said to have been Bram Stoker’s inspiration for his Dracula novel published in 1897. And so, they are hoping to attract 1,897 appropriately dressed attendees to mark the 125th anniversary of the book’s publication even though they need just 1,040 visitors to break the Guinness World Record. The record is currently held by an American organization in Doswell, VA, which had 1,039 Dracula wannabes in attendance.
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