Crater of Diamonds

God Bless America

It gives new meaning to solo flight

The daring French man flew through the air with the greatest of ease and wound up in England, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. His name is Franky Zapata and he’s an inventor who built a jet-powered hoverboard that allowed him to stand up for the 20-minute flight across the English Channel. The hoverboard’s five jet engines are quite small and so about 22 miles after taking off from the French shoreline near Calais he made a brief, scheduled landing aboard a waiting boat to refuel and then landed near Dover. 

Believe it or not

Bad enough if you have to go to the dentist to have a tooth pulled but imagine having to undergo several hundred extractions in one sitting. The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] reports that dental surgeons in India recently removed a total of 526 teeth from the mouth of a 7-year-old boy. Actually, the mass of tiny teeth was contained in what the surgeons called a “compound odontome,” a benign tumor that had been growing in the child’s mouth for several years.

Diamond in the rough

Who needs a diamond mine? Just visit Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park and, if you are lucky, there’ll be a diamond waiting for you in plain sight, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. That’s how Josh Lanik found his 2.2 carat gem. He was visiting with his family and told Park authorities: “We took the kids to look for amethyst on Canary Hill, and I was walking through an area where it looked like a lot of water had washed when I saw it.” The officials told him that the gemstone was the biggest diamond found so far this year. But the biggest diamond ever found at the Crater of diamonds is the legendary Uncle Sam diamond that weighed in at 44.23 carats when it was found in 1924.