Small Bites

Published 7:00 am Sunday, September 18, 2022

A toothsome tale

An avid, anonymous baseball fan took “a bite” of the history of America’s National Pastime recently when he [or she] took possession of Ty Cobb’s false teeth at auction for $18,000, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. When the legendary center fielder for the Detroit Tigers passed away in 1961 Cobb’s biographer, Al Stump, wound up with his dentures. Karen Shemonsky purchased them at auction in 1999 for $7,475, telling the New York Post: “This is such a thrill to me to now own a piece of baseball history.” This time around, the auction house, SCP, described Cobb’s choppers as being “well-preserved.”

 

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Riding the wake

The first time around, “Wakesurfer” Lori Keeton set the Guinness world Wakesurfing record for going at it for 8 hours straight; that was in 2021, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. She outdid herself this time around, breaking her record behind a motorboat for 15 hours, although her goal was to keep Wakesurfing for 24 hours. For those new to the sport, Wakesurfing involves riding a surfboard behind a motorboat without the benefit of a tow rope. She did it to raise money for the nonprofit Wake For Warriors organization who help veterans access water sports.

 

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He got clipped

A pair of pranksters got their moment of fame [so to speak] when one of them proceeded to give his partner a haircut during this year’s U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, NY, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  U.S. Tennis Association Brendan McIntyre told the Associated Press: “When someone saw it, security went to the two individuals.  They were escorted out of their seats and then off the grounds for disruption of play.  There’s a first time for anything.” But a social media buff managed to get a video of their sideshow.

 

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