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Archive for July, 2012

The Most Expensive Corkscrew

  Whether you are a wine connoisseur, a collector of beautiful things, or just like to have really expensive items, you may find just what you’re looking for in the Sveid corkscrew. The fifty-two pieces of this corkscrew are made from aviation titanium and the fingertip level is custom made, with the choices of casting […]

World’s Most Expensive Cantaloupe

  One may not think of this breakfast fruit as something that is considered to be for the wealthy only but a pair of cantaloupe has recently sold in Japan for 2.5 million yen, which is just over $22,000 USD. This pair of melons comes from the Yubari region which is known for having some […]

The Nephria

  Nephria is the world’s most expensive beauty bar. It contains jade powder as well as pure oils from apricot, olive and jojoba, which cleanses, revitalizes, rejuvenates, and reinvigorates the skin. The jade used to create this unique and very expensive beauty bar emits far-infrared rays. These rays are close to what you find in […]

The Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong

  With the rate of inflation and and the urge to build bigger and better buildings, this record may not last long. The most expensive building ever built that we could find is the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong designed by architect, Ieoh Ming Pei. The Bank of China Tower, built in 1989, […]

Expensive Hotdogs at Sweden

    If you were in Stockholm, Sweden last September 15, 2005, you have had the unique opportunity of having the United Nations take a big bite out of your wallet. However, it was all in fun as the money all went to UN-led relief efforts. Members of United Nations Development Programme’s Nordic Office were […]

The Most Expensive Cigarettes by Luck Strike

  With the cost of cigarettes rising every day and all the new laws regarding where you can and cannot smoke, you may be wondering if it is all worth it, even if you really do enjoying smoking your favorite brand. You can find all kinds of unique tobacco products for every brand on the […]

The L’Oiseleur

    L’Oiseleur is a 4-foot tall automaton doll. It comes with sword, flute, a pair of singing birds, and wonderful hand embroidered in the Renaissance era clothing. As exquisite as it is, this doll plays the flute to the tune of Marche des Rois. Also, it does not use any type of electricity or […]

What are Australia’s Best Beaches?

According to the latest count, there are over 10,000 beaches in Australia and while we are not sure even if those who surveyed that vital piece of stat can name all of them, there are definitely a few that stand out and are a must see. If you plan to visit Australia this holiday season, […]

The Grand Opulence Sundae

  Regardless of age, everybody loves ice cream. The Grand Opulence Sundae from Serendipity of New York City has the title of the world’s most expensive ice cream with a value of $1,000 per serving. The Grand Opulence Sundae is actually garnished with 23k edible gold. You may believe that this treat is one that can […]