Timing's everything, crucial in humor. Once in a while, Life cooperates, makes slim allowances for fine coincidences -- as in a recent flurry of fun headlines. Maryland hosted a double-header: free roadside cash, and a stranded superhero by the side of the road, too.
First, 58-hundred bucks flew the coop from an armored truck cruising down I-270, when cash hit the road in two plastic bags, bursting apart when they splashed down, making the paper money fly and fly. A woman headed to work told AP: "It was in the traffic lanes and on the shoulders and just generally kind of like a snow globe of cash." Timing, all the way, for the 40 or so who pulled over, stopped to stoop and bend, scooping up bills lickety-split. The truck continued down the road. Police have a no-questions-asked, amnesty policy in place for any errant cash being turned in: so far, a hundred bucks -- good luck with that.