Why Don’t These Things Ever Happen To Me?

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Lucky guy goes to a thrift shop in Nashville:

When he asked the price on a yellowed, shellacked, rolled-up document, the clerk marked it at $2.48.

I’m sure you’ve figured out what happens next:

It turned out to be an "official copy" of the Declaration of Independence — one of 200 commissioned by John Quincy Adams in 1820.

Its actual value is $250,000.