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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...

    Hollywood auction draws devoted fans, rich collectors

     Hollywood auction draws devoted fans, rich collectors
    From the moment AJ Palmgren learned of Lot 397, he knew he had to have it. But he had never bid at an auction before, and as he took a seat toward the back of the gallery, his nerves took over. "I hoped I wasn't going to space out," he said. A...

    Poveglia: The most haunted island in the world is for sale

    Poveglia: The most haunted island in the world is for sale
    Poveglia, an island just off the coast of Italy that's considered one of the most haunted places in the world, is being put up for auction as a way for the country to settle its public debt, TIME is reporting. During the plague outbreak, the 17-acre...

    Rare collection of Ventura County's cult winery Sine Qua Non wines goes to auction

    Rare collection of Ventura County's cult winery Sine Qua Non wines goes to auction
    Internet auctioneer WineBid.com is offering a rare collection of older vintages of Sine Qua Non wines on auction this week in several lots. The wines are highly allocated and highly sought after. Every release has a different name and a different label...