Man Collects Celebrity Leftovers?

“A couple in Cornwall are showcasing food left behind by stars. Why are some people drawn to such celebrity ephemera? It’s one of the great cultural phenomena of the 21st Century – the appetite for learning about famous people’s lives, no matter how banal the details. Gossip magazines and newspapers are stuffed with information about such minutiae. And for eight years, a seaside cafe in Cornwall has hosted an experiment exploring this obsession by displaying the food left behind by public figures. It may sound bizarre. But people can go to great lengths to get hold of something a celebrity has owned, or even just touched… The growth of online auctions, with their huge pool of buyers and sellers, has fuelled this sector – although the fact that the items are perishable of course creates problems for the amateur collector. This is the challenge that Michael and Francesca Bennett took up at their cafe in Cornwall, when they set out to chronicle the food that stars left behind in a makeshift museum.” w/ photos + video

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China’s Octomom

Having eight children is impressive wherever you might be, but in the People’s Republic of China it’s simply unheard of. But a couple from Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, have somehow managed to break the nation’s strict one-child policy by spending nearly a million yuan ($160,000) on two surrogate mothers who bore them four boys and four girls. The incident has highlighted both the use of birth surrogates, a violation of Chinese law, and how wealthy Chinese seem to do as they please, with scant regard for the rules that constrain others. The most common reaction, though, has been simple disbelief.” w/ photos

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70ft Blazer Jump

“Crazy man, Pat, who shoulda been a stunt man jumps his blue K5 Blazer.” — cessnh

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Slot Mod Car Tracks

Born from our passion of vintage racing, Slot Mods is proud to offer limited-edition replicas of cars from one of the greatest eras of racing. Our first offering: the RCR 917 that Vic Elford and Gerald Larrousse drove to victory at the 1971 12 Hours of Sebring. With just a push of a button, the body opens to reveal the ultimate slot car racing experience! The RCR 917 is a faithful reproduction with fiberglass body panels true to its original shape. Specifications: rolling aluminum 3-piece original-style center lock wheels, race-worn tires, working headlights and taillights, and inside… a beautiful 1/32 scale wooden slot car raceway, featuring handcrafted, period-correct signs, banners, aluminum Armco railing, trees and structures.” w/ photos

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