TIL that in 1995, a man received a "check" for $95,000 as junk mail. Jokingly, he deposited it into his account. The "check" met all of the legal criteria for a check and was cashed.

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Exact Save


Meaning: to demand, call for, require or take


Guy Save


Meaning: a cord or cable used to steady or guide something


Validity Save


Meaning: soundness or truthfulness


Episodic Save


Meaning: loosely connected


Appropriate Save


Meaning: to take for one’s own use


Personable Save


Meaning: pleasing in appearance


Officious Save


Meaning: meddlesome


Undulate Save


Meaning: to move in wavelike fashion


Table Save


Meaning: to remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration


Sever Save


Meaning: to remove or separate by cutting off


Deposition Save


Meaning: accretion


Prize Save


Meaning: to pry


Eight years ago he received a junk mail check for $95,093.35 and deposited it in his bank account.
Patrick stared at the junk check, made out to him for $95,093.35, with an authorized signature.
Since depositing the check, Patrick's money problems have mostly gone away.
It takes about an hour to read the story of the junk mail check.
He told his...

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