|Another fish story
The crew and the folks who chartered their boat got a rude awakening while fishing for Kingfish off the coast of New Zealand recently when a very large Mako shark took their bait instead, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. It was quite a surprise but nothing compared to what happened next: the shark jumped out of the water and landed on the bow of the boat flopping, flipping and giving the crew and their guests a scare and a fish story they can tell and retell for quite some time to come.
If the shoe fits
With apologies to Mother Goose who allegedly wrote all those nursery rhymes, you don’t have to be an old woman to live in a shoe, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The new owners of a three bedroom home shaped like a shoe in York County, PA have put it up for short term rentals. The house was built in 1948 by Mahlon Haines who owned a chain of shoe stores and was known as the “Shoe Wizard.” Its three bedrooms are called the “Shoelace Space,” the “Instep Suite” and the “Ankle Abode.”
Fuzzy face kids
Facial hair is all the rage in Casper, WY, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Just ask the judges at the Guinness Book of World Records, who say the citizens of that town broke the record for the longest beard chain. As the Casper Star Tribune described it, “To participate, competitors needed to sport a beard at least 8 inches in length. They stood side-by-side, one lengthy beard attached to the next until the chain stretched through the room. Once they were all clipped together, someone took a tape measure to determine the length of this cable of historic facial hair: 150 feet.”