Ain’t That The Truth…

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Bert Rodriguez, It’s The Least I Can Do (2014)

Mansa Musa, The “King of Kings”

$179,365,000

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Picasso’s Women of Algiers, painted on Valentine’s Day in 1955, is now the most expensive painting to ever sell at auction.

Bunny Money

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For Playboy Enterprises Initial Public Offering on November 3rd, 1971 Hugh Hefner chose to bless his paper certificates with the image a naked Miss February 1971, 21-year old Dutch-Canadian centerfold Willy Rey. After some prudes on Wall Street protested Playboy’s bare-breasted lady, a chunk of hair was added to make the stock more demure.

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Soon to Be The Most Dug Up Tree

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Pandanus candelabrum is a plant that apparently only grows above diamond-rich deposits of kimberlite.

If Only All The Money You Just Paid in Taxes Looked This Cool

If only you could see that money again.

There’s Money in Them Memes

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Copyrighting trollface

700 shekels

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The price Gaza City resident Rabie Darduna was ‘tricked’ into accepting for the door that Banksy painted in the ruins of what used to be his house. It’s about $175 US.

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The $100 Watermelon Treasury Note

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From the collection of 103 year-old American numismatist Eric P. Newman. The 1890 Treasury Note gets its nickname from the zeros printed on the back which resemble watermelons.

Winner-Take-All Limbo Contests and More!

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Physical skill-based gambling is coming to Atlantic City, which means shooting free throws for money can now be a legitimate career outside the NBA.

“This will be the largest moving structure to date at Burning Man.”

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The venture capitalists and tech lords over at Burning Man are converting a Boeing 747 jumbo jet into an art car.

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All Business

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In August 2013, a Xiao Li fell into a coma at an internet cafe after spending close to a week straight without any sleep while he fervently researched new business ideas. In January 2015, Xiao Li woke up from his coma after smelling a crisp 100 Yuan note that doctors had crumpled under his nose.

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