The Week (US)

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■■ A 9-year-old boy in Indiana was cleaning his parent’s recently purchased SUV when he found $5,000 in cash under a floor mat. The boy’s father, Michael Melvin, initially didn’t believe his son, Landon, when he reported finding a cash-stuffed envelope. “He’s 9,” Melvin said. “I’m thinking it’s probably paperwork of some sort.”

The older Melvin returned the very real cash to the people who’d sold him the SUV, and they gave Landon a $1,000 reward. “I’ve just been thinking and thinking of all the stuff I could buy,” he said.

■■ About 100 people rolled up their sleeves, if they were wearing a top, when a Las Vegas strip club offered up Covid-19 vaccinatio­ns to patrons and dancers under a spinning disco ball. The walk-in clinic at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club was part of a creative state effort to reach the unvaccinat­ed. “Nothing says vaccinatio­ns like a stripper pole,” said George Stoecklin, who showed up with a pair of friends. Several club workers took the opportunit­y to get jabbed, including dancer

JoJo Hamner, who met the needle in a French maid– inspired lingerie costume. “This is just the most Vegas thing I’ve ever seen,” she said.

■■ A cheese-loving British drug dealer was jailed after his favorite Stilton gave him away. Carl Stewart used an encrypted messaging service to sell drugs—but also used the service to post a photo of himself holding a small block of blue Stilton. Police who cracked the encrypted platform used the photo to analyze his palm and fingerprin­ts and identify him. Stewart was sentenced to 13 years and six months after admitting to conspiracy to supply various drugs. He “was caught out by his love of Stilton cheese,” said a police official.

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