Missing Million-Dollar Mattress

An Israeli woman named Annat thought she was doing her mom a favor by buying her a nice new mattress. "Might as well throw out the old one," she must have thought. Little did she know that for years her mother had stuffed her savings into the old mattress, amounting to nearly $1 million. Now, Annat (who is not revealing her last name) has enlisted local authorities to help her find the stash at Jerusalem's two city dumps. Other locals who have heard about the treasure-filled mattress have the same idea, and in response security has been beefed up at the sites. Annat, for her part, does not seem too heartbroken. She told Israeli radio, "It's a very, very sad story but I've been through worse. It's a matter of proportions in life ... people need to know how to accept the good and the bad in life."