Woman Hides Life Savings In Mattress, Mattress Taken To Dump By Helpful Daughter

A woman in Israel hid her life savings—she says nearly $1 million dollars—in her mattress. Her daughter bought her a new mattress as a surprise upgrade and threw it out. Dump employees are now searching on behalf of the family while security has been hired to keep out treasure hunters, but they don’t know which of the two city dumps it was taken to. We imagine it’s the one where the rats are all wearing tiny gold rings and toasting each other with little glasses of champagne.

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“Tel Aviv search for mattress containing $1M life savings” [CNN]
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