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Man Wins $1 Million on Birthday

Happy Birthday to the South Carolina man who won a million dollars today on his birthday. He won the lottery in Hollywood. Did you know there is a Hollywood in South Carolina? Well there is. May 1 (UPI) — A South Carolina man’s $1 million lottery jackpot came at the just the right time for … Continue reading

A 1.4 Million Dollar Speedy Pigeon

The most unlikely news I saw today was this: Armando, a champion speedy pigeon, was purchased for a record 1.4 million dollars by a Chinese bird racing enthusiast. PIPA, the website that organized the auction for Belgian breeder Joel Verschoot, said a pigeon named Armando was purchased by a Chinese buyer for $1.4 million, the … Continue reading

36-Year Old Coupon Honored

It seems unlikely, but a 36-year-old coupon for 20 cents off of Crisco vegetable oil was honored recently by Anatoly Shashkin, the store manager at a North Shore Farms store in Mineola, Long Island, New York. The coupon, issued by Proctor and Gamble in 1983, stated it had “no expiration date,” so Shashkin decided to accept … Continue reading

First $1.5 BILLION Lottery Winner. Really?

The strangest thing I saw in the news today is that someone in South Carolina won over a billion dollars in a lottery. Billion with a B. What the heck? Did people really put over 1.5 billion dollars of their own money into playing the lottery so one lucky  person can become instantly uber rich? … Continue reading

Sub-Zero Sun Dogs, Alaska Prep

I’ve seen sun dogs before and have probably blogged about them, but cold weather as a cause got my attention due to my quest to take my fiancé’s ashes up to Alaska. Here are the sun dogs: Sub-zero temperatures in West Michigan led to many residents spotting a “sun dog” phenomenon that made it look … Continue reading

Dishwasher Awarded $21 Million

In Florida, it is possible to become a multi-millionaire in just over 10 years working as a dishwasher. What’s more, you will definitely get Sundays off. This unlikely thing happened recently for a woman in Miami. A former dishwasher at a Miami hotel, fired after missing work on Sundays for religious reasons, was awarded a … Continue reading

A Rare $204,000 Penny

A rare bronze penny sold for $204K recently, below the $1 million+ experts expected. This rare coin is the result of an accident, one of only about 10 to 20 minted in 1943 with copper metal amid US copper shortages that year. The U.S. Mint struck its first 100% copper one-cent coins—then the size of … Continue reading

Right Place, Right Time, Free Pearl

One might predict an uptick in business for Grand Central’s Oyster Bar in New York as there is a documented chance of finding a pearl worth $2,000 to $4,000 at the restaurant. Here’s the UPI story. A man eating oysters for lunch at a New York restaurant found a pearl in his meal that could … Continue reading

Houston BofA ATM Gives $100 Bills by Mistake for Hours. Bank Says Keep It.

Here’s a strange accidental free money event in Houston, Texas. The bank could have told people to return the overage or be charged with robbery. It may have been possible to just take the amount people were overpaid out of customer’s existing bank accounts with a note that they corrected an error. Bank of America … Continue reading

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