Small Bites

Published 7:30 am Sunday, August 14, 2022

Ah, it’s great to be young and agile

Limbo dancing was quite the fad in the 50s and 60s. If you are not old enough to remember the craze, limbo is a dance where you have to duck lower and lower to get underneath a pole without touching the pole or the ground, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. It can be a challenge. Imagine how hard it gets if you’re on roller skates and the pole is just about eight inches above the ground — about the distance between the pavement and the undercarriage of a car. That was the challenge waiting for a seven year old girl in India.  In fact, she put on her skates, bent over forwards [the hard way] and successfully made her way under, not one car, but 20 cars. You guessed it. The stunt earned Deshna Nahar of Pune, India a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.




How ‘embarrassing’

It was an “embarrassing” moment for golf pro Mark Hubbard on the 11th hole of the PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Hubbard teed off, let go of his club and covered his eyes sure that he had dubbed it, as they say. But, instead, the ball sailed through the air, landed on the green, bounced a few times and then rolled right into the cup, giving him his ninth hole in one.




Buried treasure

Richard and Suzanne Gilson bought their cottage in Wildwood, NJ about four years ago and have been hard at work fixing it up all this time, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. They were turning the ground in their front yard recently and came across what they thought were weeds. Instead, what they dug up were bundles of cash — $2,000 worth of the paper money. The cash was dated 1934 when $2,000 had the buying power of about $40,000 today. They tracked down the granddaughter of the folks who owned the house back then who explained that her grandfather told her mother to bury the loot as a precaution. The Gilsons have decided not to spend the dough; it has more value today as a memento, they say.



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