God Bless America

He bought the used car instead

He could have purchased a brand new Ferrari Model 812Superfast for as little as $315,000, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. But the anonymous bidder at an auction in California opted to pay a whopping $48.4 million for a used Ferrari—a red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. Granted it’s a rare breed of automobile. Ferrari made only 36 of these coupes between 1962 and 1964. And, the previous owner, who is said to have paid a mere $10 million for it in the year 2000 apparently took meticulous care of his dream car. Despite the fact that the car was in numerous international races, it was never wrecked.

Growing old was no barrier for her

You’re never too old to follow your dream, even if you are 83 years old and want to be a DJ, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Sumiko Iwamura owns a Chinese restaurant in Japan in Tokyo but her yen to become a DJ led her to enroll in a specialty school at the age of 77. She has a regular gig at a local dance club and has performed at clubs in around the world. Most recently, the Guinness Book of World Records named her the oldest professional DJ on the planet.

The nutcracker

The awards handed out by the folks at the Guinness Book of World records can sometimes seem a bit bizarre. But this one is really nuts, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  An Indian man competed and won the title for the “most walnuts cracked against one’s head in one minute”.

The business of dying

Death is big business in Japan and the competition is fierce, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The population over there is aging at a quickening pace, and so is the demand for funerals and funeral services. In fact, innovative Japanese entrepreneurs have come up with new ways to cash in on that demand. Take the funeral parlor that has begun offering drive-thru funerals. Meanwhile, the frenzy to cash in on the business of dying caused quite a stir not long ago when Amazon began offering a rent-a-monk service and a competitor began offering the services of a robotic “monk.” Who was it that said, dying is easy; comedy is hard?

How did he do it?

Police took a homeless man with no arms into custody in South Beach, FL. recently for allegedly assaulting a tourist. Police say he stabbed the victim with a pair of scissors clutched in his feet, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Apparently, he is quite adept at using his feet in place of hands and is known in the neighborhood for sidewalk works of art.

Down the rabbit hole

And you thought the White Rabbit was the fictional character in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland who leads Alice into Wonderland down the rabbit hole. Well, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], he’s for real. Londoners who commute via buses and the tube, as they say in England, took to social media to keep track of the mysterious bunny’s whereabouts. And, some of them have shared snapshots of the cute critter. Others posted comments such as “I saw him on the overground to hackney the other day.. he’s very busy & important, rarely late” and “I have seen that bloody rabbit in Hackney, was sure I was hallucinating.”