How a 5-Year-Old Boy Saved His Sister and the Family Dog in a House Fire; Girl Unlocks Her Phone Using Spit; and a Hot Wheels Car Worth $150,000.
How a 5-Year-Old Boy Saved His Sister and the Family Dog in a House Fire
When a 5-year-old boy in Georgia woke up to find that his house was on fire, Noah Woods didn’t panic like many other children his age might. Instead, he worked to make sure that he did his part in saving the lives of the eight family members in his home.
He immediately jumped out of bed and grabbed his sister, helping her escape through an open window, but that’s not all. He went back in to rescue his dog, then he ran next door to his uncle’s house.
With his uncle’s help, they were able to alert the rest of the family and made sure they were able to escape the fire safely.
Noah is now set to receive a rare lifesavers award on Friday along with his Valentine’s Day gifts and is being named an honorary firefighter.
Bartow County Fire Department Chief Dwayne Jamison told CNN, “We’ve seen children alert their families before, but for a 5-year-old to be alert enough to do this, that’s pretty extraordinary.
In a GoFundMe post, Noah’s grandfather said, “By the grace of God, all nine of our loved ones were able to get out of our home. If it wasn’t for Noah, we may not be here today.”
Jamison said that the fire started as the result of an overloaded electrical outlet in Noah’s bedroom.
Girl Unlocks Her Phone Using Spit, Mortifies Her Boyfriend
While her boyfriend, Ryan Tito, sat filming her, 19-year-old Jessica Bernier leaned down to drool onto her phone, unlocking it in the process. They were sitting together at a restaurant in Savannah, Georgia.
Her boyfriend was thankfully amused by his girlfriend’s antics, although we’re not sure he was all that proud of her unique ability.
“It’s Jessica’s secret talent. We’ve been dating a year and a half. That was the last day I’ll be bringing the girlfriend out in public.”
But you’ve got to admit that it makes for a fairly unique party trick!
Hot Wheels Car Worth $150,000 Possibly Discovered by Collector
Most people remember having at least one Hot Wheels car growing up, with some definitely having more than others—and for some, it turned into a lifelong hobby.
Joel Magee, a collector who has appeared on Pawn Stars as an expert in all things Disney, came across what he describes as the “Holy Grail of Hot Wheels.”
When he first purchased the car, he wasn’t aware that he was potentially sitting on a goldmine.
In an interview with Car and Driver, Magee said, “It didn’t resonate with me. It was actually another Hot Wheels person who asked for a better picture. He said, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve never seen or heard of one of those before, especially Camaro.”
“If you can pick any Hot Wheels car, the Camaro is at the top of the list,” he said. “It’s hard to imagine a little toy car is worth more than a real one.”
If this particular Hot Wheels Camaro ends up being the only one available, Magee reckons that it could be worth up to $150,000.
To find out the true worth of the car, Magee reached out to John Wood, who designed and modeled cars for Hot Wheels in the 1970s.
Apparently the car that Magee had on hand was produced in Hong Kong and somehow made its way to America, and was filtered through and sold as a normal unit from the production company.
Magee revealed that “Sometimes they did weird things at the factory. There have been cars that have been found to have little bubble-top roofs, and they’ve been found with coins inside. Come to find out, the Mattel employees used to goof around.”
“The cars would be coming down the assembly line and they’d put a penny inside before it was riveted closed,” said Magee. “They thought that would be cool for some kid to find. That’s one of the things that makes the hobby what it is today.”