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“A semiofficial Iranian news agency says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s 34-year-old car has been sold for nearly $2.5 million at an auction to raise money for a low-income housing project. ISNA’s report Tuesday doesn’t identify the buyer, but quotes the individual’s lawyer, Mamoud Isari, as saying the buyer plans to build a museum and exhibit the car. The 1977 white Peugeot sedan was put up for auction in January in a move by the president to appear to fulfill a campaign promise to put a roof over the head of every Iranian. Ahmadinejad made a point of being seen in the sedan when he was Tehran mayor. He has rarely used the car since becoming president in 2005.” w/ photos
“Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! To celebrate 107 years of whimsical rhymes and imaginative illustrations, here are 10 facts you may not have known about the man behind the Cat in the Hat.” w/ photos
“These incredible pictures show a 700-year-old mummy, which was discovered by chance – by road workers – in excellent condition in eastern China. The corpse of the high-ranking woman believed to be from the Ming Dynasty – the ruling power in China between 1368 and 1644 – was stumbled across by a team who were looking to expand a street. And the mummy, which was found in the city of Taizhou, in the Jiangsu Province, along with two other wooden tombs, offers a fascinating insight into life as it was back then. Discovered 7-feet below the road surface, the woman’s features – from her head to her shoes – have retained their original condition, and have hardly deteriorated. When the discovery was made by the road workers, late last month, Chinese archaeologists, from the nearby Museum of Taizhou, were called into excavate the area, the state agency Xinhua News reported. They were surprised by the remarkably good condition of the woman’s skin, hair, eyelashes and face. It was as though she had only recently died.” w/ photos
“Men can’t carry purses. Let me rephrase that — Men can’t carry purses without (a) wearing a dress (b) being relentlessly mocked by friends and co-workers (c) losing a bet (d) all of the above. Women have it easy because depending on the purse, they could carry a watermelon around and no one would notice. But men need to fit everything we need into a neat and compact pouch of leather. We have to plan ahead to make sure we have everything we need for the day securely tucked into our Velcro Superman Wallet. And here are a few of the things you and Superman need to have on you at all times.” w/ photos