Virtual Kiss, ugly dogs, child umpire lead latest roundup

From the Association of Mature American Citizens

This issue’s roundup of nine interesting news stories includes information about a virtual kissing app, an ugly Bay Area dog contest, and a story about a young referee who’s causing a stir. Each includes a video or other source to provide additional information.

kiss me buddy

Good news for lonely couples in a long distance relationship. China’s Changzhou Vocational Institute of Mechatronic Technology has developed a device that allows absent lovers to share a kiss via their cellphones (, the Association of Mature American Citizens reports. He and she simply download the kissing app on their phones, dial in their partners and exchange a lifelike lovebird using silicone lips that fit into the charging ports of their phones.

Ugly is in the eye of the beholder

Calling all ugly dog ​​owners: According to the Association of Mature American Citizens, this year’s annual contest, The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, will be held in June at California’s Sonoma-Marin Fair. The invite from fair authorities states: “While the World’s Ugliest Dog competition celebrates the imperfections that make our dogs endearing, many of them are rescued from animal shelters and puppy mills, so let’s take advantage of the fun and exposure of this competition to raise awareness.” for dog adoption.” The winner of last year’s competition was Mr. Happy, a Chinese crested Chihuahua mix (

Boy Boy

Lathan Williams, who is from Hammond, Louisiana, will likely have his picture on a baseball card soon, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. In fact, 7-year-old Lathan the Kid Umpire, as he’s known around town and on his growing social media fan club (, could soon become the world’s youngest baseball umpires are declared by the judges at Guinness World Record. He has been playing baseball fields since he was 5 years old.

Talk about your tongue twisters

It’s official: Salinas native Nick Stoeberl has the longest tongue of any person on Earth, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. The folks at Guinness World Records confirm that it measures almost 4 inches – 3.97 inches from teeth to tip to be precise, and he uses it to paint pictures. His paintings have sold for up to $1,200, earning him the nickname Likasso (

A sad souvenir

So how did a Polaroid photo of President John F. Kennedy end up at the Souls Harbor Thrift Store in Ferris, Texas on the day of his assassination? The Association of Mature American Citizens reports that George Rebele (, a native of Ferris, mysteriously found it while carrying a CD case containing opened a cassette he had bought . It’s a mystery that can’t be solved anytime soon. JFK historian Farris Rookstool says the photo appears to have been taken as President Kennedy’s motorcade drove from Love Field to downtown Dallas on that sad day — November 22, 1963.

how big is your sunflower

According to the Association of Mature American Citizens, the average garden variety sunflower is said to weigh a pound or two, just a fraction of the sunflowers to which the Welsh Fortey farming family is accustomed. The Forteys in 2021 earned the Guinness World Records title for growing an 11.5-pound sunflower; This year they outdid themselves and grew a sunflower that weighed more than 14.21 pounds. It’s not surprising; The family has been growing sunflowers for more than a century and their seeds have been known to produce what are officially known as Fortey Giant Sunflowers (

This old pig sold for a record price

A used Harley-Davidson motorcycle recently sold for almost a million dollars. No, inflation didn’t cause the extravagant price, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. This dream bike was auctioned for a record-breaking $935,000 because it was in superb condition considering it was 115 years old. Greg Arnold, who runs the motorcycle department at Mecum auction house in Las Vegas, said this “pig” has “many of its original parts, which makes it all the more rare”. Strap tank Harleys ( like this earned the nickname from the nickel plated steel straps that suspend the fuel and oil tanks and are indeed rare.

Love conquers all, as the saying goes

Most of us can hold our breath underwater for about two minutes, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. However, Beth Neale and her fiancé Miles Cloutier managed to stay underwater for four minutes and six seconds (, the time it took them to steal a longer one kiss while dipping into a hotel pool in the romantic Maldives islands. They did it because they’re obviously in love and because they were determined to break the Guinness World Record for the longest underwater kiss.

What’s in the time capsule?

They were recently demolishing a building on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus when they found a 116-year-old time capsule ( Champaign-time-capsule-1907/7581676583074/) in the cornerstone of the building, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens. It caused a stir as there were no records of the capsule. There’s plenty of time to think about what might be inside the capsule; it will not open until autumn next year when the university celebrates its 150th anniversary.

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