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Got a friend that is hard to buy for …

Got a friend that is hard to buy for because they already have “everything”? Here’s something I bet they don’t have: a diamond encrusted cast of an 18th century skull.


The work of artist Damien Hirst, it sold recently for $100 million. The skull is encrusted with 8601 diamonds, including a substantial pink diamond in the center of the forehead which, all by itself, is worth over $8 million.

Oh, by the way. The teeth are the real thing.

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August 30, 2007 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Got a friend that is hard to buy for …

Irony — up close and personal

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Lightning struck the National Weather Service building [in White Lake Township, Michigan] last night, ripping down radar equipment before arcing back into the air.

August 30, 2007 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Irony — up close and personal

People in Salt Lake just aren’t very observant, I guess

More at Salt Lake Tribune

Police are investigating the death of a Draper [Utah] man whose body sat in a car parked next to a gas pump at a busy Sandy service station for almost 10 hours before he was noticed.

The 28-year-old was found in his Lexus just after midnight Sunday by staff at the Tesoro station…Sgt. Victor Quezada said. Surveillance tape shows he arrived about 2 p.m. Saturday. The station was open for business the entire time.

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He was found by an “attendant”. Just what was he “attending” to?

August 30, 2007 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on People in Salt Lake just aren’t very observant, I guess

Crackers with a real bite?

Reuters via Yahoo! NewsA Japanese fan club for wasps has added the insects to rice crackers, saying the result adds a waspish scent to the traditional fare.The jibachi senbei, or digger wasp rice crackers, are made in Omachi town 200 km (120 miles) northwest of Tokyo and have five or six black digger wasps each, clearly visible to the naked eye.”Young people see the bugs and refuse to eat the senbei,” said Torao Kayatsu, the president of the Omachi digger wasp lovers club, who has been handing out sample crackers around town. “But seniors, they love them. We even have an order from a nursing home.”Along with the waspish scent, Kayatsu said the crackers were slightly more oily than the soy-sauce flavoured traditional ones.”It’s hard to explain,” he said. “You really just have to taste it yourself.”………………..Thanks but I’ll take your word for it.

August 30, 2007 Posted by | Food | Comments Off on Crackers with a real bite?

Crime tip: Check the loot before you toss it away

NEWS.com.auA thief stole a briefcase and threw it away without noticing it contained €10,000 ($16,697) in cash, German authorities said today.”I think they’ll be annoyed when they find out,” said a spokesman for police in the western city of Duesseldorf.The case’s owner, a 57-year-old Iranian businessman, had reported it missing as he prepared to board a flight in Duesseldorf airport. A policewoman later found it – ransacked, but still containing the two cash-filled envelopes.

August 30, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Check the loot before you toss it away

Chinese couple up in the air, literally

LinkTwo high-rise Chinese window cleaners got married dangling in the air on their work platforms.Jiang Dezhang, 27, and 26-year-old Tie Guangju both sat on wooden boards supported by ropes and pulleys.Jiang Dezhang and his bride Tie Guangju at their high altitude wedding /Ext“Our wedding was both romantic and like our daily work”, said husband Jiang.

August 30, 2007 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on Chinese couple up in the air, literally