Imperial, California - A pair of Canadian shoe designers have come up with a pair of high heel shoes designed not for comfort but for their shock value. 

Washington, DC - Dear Rusty: My girlfriend of nine years will be 66 on June 4th next year. It was her plan to begin taking half of her ex-husband’s SS at that time allowing hers to grow until she reached 70 at which time her benefit would slightly exceed half of her ex’s. Three months ago, I was diagnosed with an illness that may very well shorten my time here significantly. So, I’m thinking if we get married she would qualify for 100% of my SS after one year, which would be only four months later than when she could begin taking half her ex’s. So, I guess, in that instance she would just begin taking half of my benefit.

Houston, Texas - Next time you’re looking for a treat for the family pooch, you might want to consider opening up a can of Good Boy Dog Beer. Don’t be alarmed, says the Association of Mature American Citizens, it’s non-alcoholic and, in fact, might be good for him, to boot. 

Clarence, New York - A competitive farmer in New York State was just 600 pounds shy of making it into the Guinness Book of World Records. His 2027-pound pumpkin was a lightweight compared to the pumpkin that won the title of world’s heaviest in 2016, a 2,624.6-pound gourd that still holds the record, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. 

Paris, France - A horse at the famed French racetrack, Domaine de Chantilly, bucked and threw his jockey recently and then headed straight for a nearby bar. 

Washington, DC - Americans are living longer than ever before. The average lifespan in the U.S. has doubled over the past 100 years. In 1918, you were lucky if you made it past 40 years of age. Today we’re living into our 80s and the number of people living past 100 is at an all time high.