Thursday, October 04, 2007

Today in Extraordinarily Odd

An original Faberge egg was found in a private collection and it will be auctioned off in late November for what is estimated will be between 12 and 18 million dollars. This will apparently be one of the biggest sales of Russian art ever. The thing that has always amazed me about Faberge eggs is that they stand the test of time. Not only do they not break despite everything, but they are also always understated and tasteful. They really do suit any home. This one, for example, apart from being priced so diplomatically, contains a diamond-set cockerel that pops up every hour and flaps its wings, nods its head, and opens and closes its beak. Who doesn’t need one of those? I would enter the slave trade for one. [source]

A couple of rowdy and naughty teenagers in Austria are in trouble for making their teacher a cup of tea out of toilet water and disinfectant after the teacher was allegedly quite strict with them. The other day an Australian woman was in trouble for actually serving someone shots of disinfectant in the bar in which she works. Isn’t it interesting how people from countries beginning with “Aust” are all of a sudden forcing people to drink disinfectant. Perhaps this is the missing and unusual link between Australia and Austria that people have been searching for that is separate to American failure at Geography. [source]

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