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Dive into Prince’s Iconic Style: Clothing, Jewelry, and Memorabilia Up for Auction
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Dive into Prince’s Iconic Style: Clothing, Jewelry, and Memorabilia Up for Auction

Step into the world of Prince as a collection of his distinctive clothing, jewelry, and memorabilia hits the auction block, offering fans a chance to own a piece of the legendary artist's legacy. With starting bids as low as $100, this auction presents an opportunity for enthusiasts to acquire items ranging from sunglasses and lapel brooches to more exclusive pieces. The diverse array of Prince's possessions includes his classic white ruffled shirt worn during the 12th annual American Music Awards in 1985, black and purple gloves from the "Purple Rain" era, and the iconic high-heeled blue boots from his Act I tour, valued at a whopping $20,000. RR Auction's website is the stage for this bidding spectacle, where interested buyers can participate in the pursuit of these unique artifa...
Rare Blue Diamond Fetches Over $40 Million at Christie’s Auction
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Rare Blue Diamond Fetches Over $40 Million at Christie’s Auction

A remarkable blue diamond has commanded a staggering sum of over $40 million (£32 million) at a recent Christie's auction in Geneva, as reported by news agencies. The Bleu Royal diamond, boasting an exquisite 17.61 carat pear-shaped cut and set in an elegant ring, ultimately sold for a remarkable $43.8 million. According to Christie's, this gem stands as the "largest internally flawless fancy vivid blue" ever to grace an auction, marking a significant moment in the history of fine jewelry sales. Having been part of a private collection for a remarkable 50 years, this marked the very first occasion the Bleu Royal was presented for auction, adding to its allure and exclusivity. In a statement, Christie said, "This diamond is amongst the rarest to have been unearthed." The a...
How Food Affects Our Brain: What We Need to Know
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How Food Affects Our Brain: What We Need to Know

Felice Jacka is the co-director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University, Australia, and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research. In a recent interview with The Guardian, leading researcher of nutritional psychiatry, Felice Jacka, shed light on the significant role that diet plays in mental and brain health. As the co-director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University, Australia, and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research, Jacka discussed her findings on the links between ultra-processed foods and brain health. Jacka emphasised that the gut microbiome, which is influenced by diet, plays a crucial role in various aspects of health, including metabolism, blood glucose levels, and the production o...
Can Your Sock Style Give Away Your Generation? TikTok Thinks So!
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Can Your Sock Style Give Away Your Generation? TikTok Thinks So!

A TikTok video has ignited a debate about generational fashion preferences, claiming to distinguish millennials from Gen Zers based on their sock choices. Phoebe Parsons, host of the "Fit(ish)" podcast and a pilates instructor, shared a video asserting that millennials often opt for ankle socks, while their younger counterparts tend to prefer socks that extend past the ankles. The video amassed 1.6 million views and over 3,100 comments. https://www.tiktok.com/@phoebeacp/video/7295874249707834642?embed_source=121355059%2C121351166%2C121331973%2C120811592%2C120810756%3Bnull%3Bembed_masking&refer=embed&referer_url=www.insider.com%2Ftiktoker-knows-generation-millennial-or-gen-z-based-on-socks-2023-11&referer_video_id=7295874249707834642 Parsons confidently stated t...
Real Life Iron Man Inspired Mansion
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Real Life Iron Man Inspired Mansion

Hey Marvel fans! Remember Tony Stark's epic Malibu house perched on the cliff? Well, guess what? You can actually live it up in South Africa! They call it the "Iron Man Villa" in Clifton, Cape Town. According to local architecture firm Peerutin Karol, it's a "futuristic architectural masterpiece" paying homage to American Architects' finest works. Situated on Clifton’s Nettleton Ridge, it's in one of Cape Town's swankiest neighborhoods, and let's be real, probably one of the most envy-inducing spots on the globe. Now, here's the kicker - this six-bedroom villa can host up to 12 lucky folks for a 'mere' $20,000 a night. The big question is, if you had the cash, would you go all in for a night in the Tony Stark-inspired digs? Watch the video below for a tour of the house. ...
“Pepper X” Takes the Crown as the World’s Hottest Pepper
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“Pepper X” Takes the Crown as the World’s Hottest Pepper

In a fiery upset, Guinness World Records has officially declared "Pepper X" as the hottest chili pepper on the planet, unseating the Carolina Reaper after a decade of reign. Ed Currie, the mastermind behind both record-breaking peppers, proudly shared, "This was a team effort. We knew we had something special, so I only let a few of my closest family and friends know what was really going on." After a decade of meticulous cultivation on his South Carolina farm, Mr. Currie remained tight-lipped about his project to safeguard his intellectual property. As a result, Pepper X pods and seeds will not be available for sale. Laboratory tests conducted at Winthrop University in South Carolina revealed that Pepper X boasts an average of 2,693,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), a staggerin...
Luxury goods tax to roll out on May 1 next year
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Luxury goods tax to roll out on May 1 next year

The new luxury goods tax will take effect on May 1 next year, says Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. Anwar, who is also the finance minister, said the specifics regarding the implementation mechanism, types of goods applicable, and the tax rates on high-value items will be disclosed once the details are finalised and approved by the Cabinet. “At this time, the finance ministry is in the final stages of completing the tax policy and legislation,” he said in a written parliamentary reply. “The process of policy determination and legislation drafting has taken into account input received from various stakeholders through engagement sessions conducted by the finance ministry and the customs department.” Anwar was responding to Chong Zhemin (PH-Kampar), who asked if the luxury good...
Nissan Unveils the Electrifying Hyper Force: A Glimpse into the High-Powered Future of Performance Cars
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Nissan Unveils the Electrifying Hyper Force: A Glimpse into the High-Powered Future of Performance Cars

The 2023 Tokyo Auto Show witnessed an electrifying moment at the Nissan booth, where the final of five concept cars was unveiled. The mysterious vehicle concealed under the drapery was clearly a low, sporty marvel adorned with a massive rear wing, setting high expectations for exceptional performance. Nissan didn't disappoint the crowd's high hopes. Unlike some conservative concept cars, the Nissan Hyper Force exudes high energy and an aggressive demeanor, mirroring the intensity implied by its name. Its finish isn't gloss or matte; it gleams like a precious carving knife with the bare metal sheen, and some of its edges appear as sharp as a blade. The lower front end of the Nissan Hyper Force extends out like a steam locomotive cowcatcher or a pouty lower lip. The headlights ar...