Small Bites

Published 7:30 am Sunday, November 6, 2022

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Happy Birthday

It was Kason Johnson’s eighth birthday.  There he was in Mountain Grove, Missouri hanging on to a lot of birthday balloons.  But the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] says he lost his grip and up they went, sky high and seemingly lost forever. Alas, they floated away. Five hundred miles later they made landfall in the yard of Todd Huyler in Cleveland, Tennessee. He found an envelope attached to the bouquet of balloons. It provided the address of Kason’s school. Huyler wasted no time putting together a batch of goodies, as well as $100, sending them to Kason along with his Happy Birthday wishes.




It’s a scary coaster

It takes a die-hard daredevil to seek out and take a ride on the fastest, steepest, most complex rollercoaster. If you are fearless and adventurous enough, you may want to book a trip to Dubai, suggests the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. It’s there you’ll find what the judges at the Guinness World Records say is the fastest vertical-launch rollercoaster on the planet. It is called the Storm Coaster. Beware, it has a vertical launch speed of 25 mph and accelerates to a top speed of some 48 miles per hour.




Pea whee!

Its seems that the folks at the Guinness Book of World Records search far and wide to find what some might call off-beat categories, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Take, for example, the award it gives out to a contender who can blow a pea farther than anyone else. David Rush keeps breaking that record over and over again. He outdid his competitors and himself recently by putting his lips together and blowing his pea a distance of 84 feet, 11.28 inches. It was Rush’s 250th win not just for pea blowing but for a variety of Guinness records.



The 2.4 million member Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] [] is a vibrant, vital senior advocacy organization that takes its marching orders from its members. We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests and offering a practical insight on how to best solve the problems they face today. Live long and make a