For Your Enjoyment #23


When the hammer came down, the audience broke into applause. The final price for Apocalypse Now, including the buyer’s premium paid to Christie’s: $26.4 million. It had appreciated roughly 350,000 percent in 25 years.

- The value of Christopher Wool's "Apocalypse Now":  $7500 in 1988 / $26.4 million in 2013 (image above)

I explained to them it was a Nobel Prize, and their main question was, ‘Why were you in Fargo?’

- Astrophysicist Brian Schmidt explains the hassles of carrying the Nobel medal through airport security

[Google's] decision to mount the Trekker on a camel's back stemmed from the desire to collect truly authentic imagery while minimizing environmental impact. 

- Google's Street View visits the Arabian Desert with the help of camel-mounted trekker cameras

[E]quality goes both ways. If I’m going to tell my daughter that she can do almost anything a man can do (excepting some very specific biological acts), then I also need to show her that a man can do almost anything a woman can do too… especially when it’s something awesome like dressing up as a character from one of the best movies ever.

- This Princess Leia dad and his Hans Solo daughter win at Halloween 

The world’s first whisky experiment in space touched down safe and sound in Kazakhstan, T minus a few hours ago. And now it’s on its way to Houston.

- Ardbeg sent vials of terpenes into space in hopes of studying the effects of micro-gravity on the maturation process of their whiskey. 

"Pengwing? Pengling?" 

- Benedict Cumberbatch can finally say "penguin"

“Hello. I’m looking for a pocketbook that will match my snake,” I said to a [Chanel] salesman. “Maybe something in reptile.” I shuffled [Mexican milk snake] Augustus from one hand to the other as though he were a Slinky. The salesman handed me a smart, yellow python bag marked $9,000. “I think this would work the best. It’s one of our classics. I think yellow. Red makes the snake look too dull.”

- Emotional Support Animals (ESL): how far is too far? 

A bee-ver!

- And finally, this guy