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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...

    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: Strong start to auction sales

    2014 Pebble Beach: Strong start to auction sales
    Despite a lower-than-anticipated sale price for Thursday's Ferrari 250 GTO, overall auction sales at the 2014 Monterey Car Week were up substantially over last year. More than $67 million worth of vehicles got new owners under the gavel, with an average...

    Ferrari 250 GTO could break auction record at Monterey Car Week

    Ferrari 250 GTO could break auction record at Monterey Car Week
    The pale gray machine, its chassis stamped 3851GT, rolled off an assembly line in Maranello, Italy, on Sept. 11, 1962. Its first four owners abused it, thrashing through the skinny, pock-marked road courses of Europe. One of its first race drivers was...