Some people are believed to be very closely attached with their pets, but rarely do they leave a fortune for these pets in their will.
However, in a rare instance, a millionaire in the US has left a USD 100,000 trust fund for her 32 cockatiels with particular instructions on how care needs to taken of her beloved birds. But the birds, which might not even be aware of the fortune they have inherited, will have to share it with a dog and a cat.
In Leslie Ann Mandel's will, it is stated that the birds should continue to live in the aviary at her USD 4 million residence in East Hampton, New York. Mandel has chosen her stepson, Matthew Herzog, as trustee of the pet fund. She was married to Arthur Herzog, who was author of the sci-fi thriller 'The Swarm.'
Giving clear instructions on the weekly maintenance of the birds in her will, Mandel has said, “It is my wish that the birds be fed and the building cleaned each Monday and Thursday and their food shall be purchased from Avi-Cakes, carrots, water and popcorn.”
Mandel has further stated that the birds should share the USD 100,000 trust fund with her rescue dog, Frosty, and her cat, Kiki.
With no children of her own, Mandel passed away in June at the age of 69 after being admitted to the hospital with kidney stones.
It’s been 25 years since Rowan Atkinson entertained the world with a character called Mr Bean. He celebrated the milestone achievement with a drive, in his style, near the Buckingham Palace, London.
The 60-year-old comedian actor was all in his bean character during the celebrations. He was atop the famous British Leyland mini 1000 with his sofa. His arrival recreated a memorable comic scheme from the bean series, where he packs his vehicle with shopping bags and finds an alternative way to drive the car by sitting atop and driving with the help of a broom.
The car had a #MrBean25 hashtag marking the anniversary of the show which ran from 1990-1995. The show inspired animated series and two feature films. Bean’s famous silent teddy also came along for the ride.