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Strange News Story Number Ten

"Million Dollar Mattress"
This is an unbelievable story about a LOT of lost money. Enjoy!

Vocabulary Story

An Israeli woman mistakenly (1) threw out a (2) mattress she said had almost $1 million inside, (3) setting off a (4) frantic search through (5) tons of garbage at a number of (6) landfill sites on Wednesday. The woman said that she (7) bought her elderly mother a new mattress as a surprise present on Monday and then threw out (8) the old one. The next day, she said, she remembered that she had (9) hidden her (10) life savings inside the old mattress. "I woke up in the morning screaming, when (11) it hit me what happened," said the woman.

New Words

(1) got rid of - she threw it in the garbage
(2) the soft matt that you sleep on - the top part of your bed
(3) starting
(4) crazy or wild or very fast-moving
(5) 1 ton = about 1000 kilograms
(6) places to dump lots of garbage
(7) past of "buy"
(8) the old mattress
(9) past participle of "hide"
(10) all the money she saved through her whole life
(11) "I understood" or "I remembered" or "I realized"
Here is a photo of family members looking for the lost mattress. I hope they found it!

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