13-pound beef patty

God Bless America

Do you crave a “bigger burger?” 

Some fast-food restaurants brag that their hamburgers are made with a half-pound of ground beef. But Bangkok’s Chris Steaks and Burgers boasts that they’re ready to serve you a burger made with a 13-pound beef patty, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. It comes with fried onion rings, bacon, mayonnaise and a cash prize of more than $300, if you can down it in nine minutes. The owners say that at least three of their customers have already managed to devour what some call the “whopper of all whoppers.”

Mississippi Squirrel Revival

An intrusive squirrel disrupted morning services at Alabama’s Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church recently. The incident prompted senior pastor Bill Brunson to adjust his sermon that day with an appropriate reference not to a biblical passage but to a classic country song, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Brunson used the occasion to recall that “many years ago [singer/songwriter] Ray Stevens sang a song entitled Mississippi Squirrel Revival, when a squirrel went berserk in the First Self Righteous church in the sleepy little town of Pascagoula.” 

A penny saved is a penny earned

Guinness World Record holder Cory Nielsen finished building a penny pyramid with more than a million pennies last spring. He assembled the project without resorting to the use of an adhesive in quest of the title, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. It made it a lot easier for him to dismantle the 6,000 pound structure recently so that he could exchange the 1,030,315 pennies for 10,303 dollars and 15 cents.