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2-Year-Old Boy Mistakenly Shreds Parents’ Savings Worth More Than $1,000

They were saving it for football tickets!

With the expensive price tag of season football tickets, Ben and Jackee Belnap thought they would save money so they can afford it. However, the couple from Salt Lake City, Utah had no idea they would lose all the cash they’ve saved in an instant.

Leon, their 2-year-old boy, helps them in the household chores and his task is to shred junk mails. As you can probably tell where this is going, things took an unexpectedly disastrous turn when the young kid mistakenly took the money and shredded them to pieces.

Source: Today

It’s every saver’s worst nightmare!

According to a report, the couple kept the money in a file cabinet but eventually took it out when it was “time to pay Ben’s parents for the tickets.”

Much to their shock and surprise, however, the envelope full of cash that they put on the counter suddenly went missing.

Source: Today

Ben later shared about what happened on his Twitter, writing:

“So me and my wife had been saving up to pay for our @Utah_Football tickets in cash.

“We pulled our money out yesterday to pay my mom for the season… Well we couldn’t find the envelope until my wife checked the shredder. Yup. 2 year old shredded $1,060.”

Fortunately for them, there is still hope to recover the money in its full amount. Ben got in touch with the US Treasury’s Mutilated Currency Division and he was told they can do something about it.

He said:

“I called the guy the next morning and he said, ‘Oh, we might be able to help you here,’ and I was shocked. He said, ‘Bag it up in little Ziploc bags, mail it to D.C., and in one to two years, you’ll get your money back’.”

Source: Today

A long wait indeed but that’s still much better than ending up with nothing. Needless to say, Jackee said they’ve already learned their lesson and will never leave valuable envelopes lying around counters again.

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Safety Rope Breaks Off As Tourist Jumps 500-Foot High Bridge In China

His life was hanging by a thread, and he didn’t even know it.

A tourist in China was extremely lucky to escape death when he tried the infamous gap bridge only to realize that his harness was broken all along. The incident happened at the Wansheng Ordovician Theme Park, which is a popular tourist destination.

The gap bridge is located over 150 meters (500 feet) above the ground. A lot of tourists go to Wansheng Ordovician Theme Park mostly because they wanted to attempt the gap bridge. However, authorities have shut it down after a video of a tourist with a broken harness went viral on social media.

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Cops Probed Thai Caveman After Boasting Romantic Encounters With Backpackers

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A minor internet personality in Thailand who lives in a cave on Koh Phangan became extremely popular after sharing the story of inviting a veautiful Russian woman back to his humble abode. Chatupoom Losiri, who is more popularly known as “The Cave Man 2018” online, posted his recent encounter on Facebook and had since gone viral.

Losiri's lifestyle quickly made him a local sensation. But when he shared how he wooed a young woman to his home in a shocking Facebook post, cops examined the situation.

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Teen Miraculously Survives 49 Days At Sea In A Fishing Hut

This story reminded me of Tom Hanks’ “Cast Away.”

This shocking tale of an Indonesian teenager is definitely one of the most extraordinary human survival stories in modern history. Aldi Novel Adilang has managed to keep himself alive for 49 days while floating adrift in a flimsy hut for thousands of kilometers across the Pacific Ocean.

The 19-year-old was finally rescued by the Panamanian vessel MV Arpeggio after spending nearly one-and-a-half months at sea on a tiny fishing hut. Aldi works as a lamp keeper on a floating fish trap since he was 16 years old. But on that fateful day, he was swept out to sea while doing his job.

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