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.

The Dark Side of Magic

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CCTV Footage from last month of a Hypnotist thief who put a shopkeeper in a trance before making off with hundreds of £££’s.

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$72 Million

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The amount of money made by a 17-year old high school student from Queens who “trades stocks during his lunch break.” OR NOT. Shitty reporting from NY Mag.

Need to Get One of These, Somehow Improve the Algorithm, Then Get That Back to the Future 2 Money

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Microsoft Cortana is 135-73 in picking NFL games this year.

“It is small-minded to focus on the university buying a $200,000 table”

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Right? Especially when you consider that this custom-made (in China), circular conference table seats 23 and features “data ports, microphones and an illuminated map of the world in a glass panel at its center.” It’s the centerpiece of the newly needed “world-class corporate meeting space” at the school. So what university would make such an extravagant purchase? Columbia? Yale? NYU? Nope. The school in question is none other than Kean University, a co-ed public school located in Northern New Jersey whose four year tuition totals something like $44,000. It’s destined to become a breeding ground for UN delegates, or at least James Bond villains.

$195 Million

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The price of the most expensive home for sale in the United States. The newly-completed Palazzo di Amore is a 25-acre estate with its own vineyard in Beverly Hills, California, that features a 35,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style villa, and a 15,000-square-foot entertainment center. The Palazzo has the prerequisite discothèque with a rotating dance floor for all the euro dance parties, and includes 12 bedrooms and 23 bathrooms so that guests are virtually guaranteed privacy for whatever they’re feeling on club night. The estate also has a bowling alley, a theater that seats 50, a tennis court, plus a Turkish-style spa and a 128-foot reflecting pool and fountain.

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“The rotund rapper explains his franchise strategy”

aka How Rick Ross Built A Wingstop Empire. On that note, it’s once again time for Forbes Magazine’s annual list of The World’s Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts

“In the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar”

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According to a top FIFA official, air-conditioned stadiums built by exploited migrant workers, and games played during the “European winter” might not be enough to keep the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Free Market NYC >>> Black Market China

The demographics of the iPhone line have changed over the years.

 

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