Stuffed with cash

God Bless America

He did the right thing

Howard Kirby of Shiawassee County, MI finally had the space at home to build himself a “man cave” and so he set about the task of furnishing it. Out he went to a local thrift store and found a couch and ottoman that fit the bill, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. But it wasn’t long before he found fault with the ottoman. It was lumpy. Try as he might to soften the footrest, it remained too firm for comfort. So, he tore open the cushion and quickly found what was wrong. It was stuffed with more than $43,000 in cash. It crossed his mind, of course, to keep his find to himself but, instead, he decided to find the rightful owner, one Kim Fauth-Newberry. Her grandfather had passed away and among his personal property was the couch and ottoman. Ms. Fauth-Newberry wanted to get rid of it and had actually thought about burning it. Instead she donated it to the thrift store. Kirby told reporters: “I always thought what would I do if that ever happened and now I know, and it makes me feel good.”

She couldn’t lose

Eve Dubois gasped when she got the answer wrong during an episode of Family Feud Canada. Nevertheless, she went home with a $10,000 prize, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Her gaff occurred when the host of the show asked her “to name Popeye’s favorite food.” Instead of answering that Popeye, the Sailor Man, preferred “spinach,” she eagerly blurted out, “chicken.” It caught the attention of the fast food chain, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, which awarded her with a gift certificate worth ten thousand dollars in food.  

Riding high

A new era of for transportation is fast approaching, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Waymo, the first commercial robo-cab company, boasts that hundreds of thousands of autonomous taxi riders are already using their service. Meanwhile, EHang, an air taxi company that uses self-steering passenger drones, has been testing its flying taxis in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Its first U.S. test took place recently in North Carolina, signaling a determination to get its venture “off the ground,” as one wag put it.