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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Tips for buying a used motorcycle

    - Start with the type of motorcycle you want. Narrowing the field to a specific type, brand or model of bike makes it easier to research particular items -Although a dealership can be more expensive, it can provide assurances a private seller can't. Ask...

    Monterey Car Week auction sales climb 28% to a record $400 million

    Monterey Car Week auction sales climb 28% to a record $400 million
    Classic cars brought in a record $400 million in auctions during Monterey Car Week, a big jump over last year and multiple times the total of many previous years. The four-day total marked a 28% increase over the $312 million in sales during the 2013...

    Pebble Beach exotic car auction breaks record

    The annual auto auctions in Pebble Beach and Carmel roared into the record books with a total of $400 million in sales during Monterey car week. From Ferraris to Fords, the four-day total was a 28% increase over last year, according to Hagerty...

    2014 Pebble Beach: Steve McQueen Ferrari sells for $10 million

    2014 Pebble Beach: Steve McQueen Ferrari sells for $10 million
    A vintage Ferrari once owned by Steve McQueen sold for more than $10 million at Monterey Car Week. The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, chassis number 10621, engine number 10621, went to the highest bidder Saturday night at an RM Auctions event. The rare,...