This rare Barbie was designed by jewelry designer Stefano Canturi and features a one carat pink diamond, 3 carats of white diamonds, and a diamond ring on her right hand! 100% of the proceeds from the Barbie doll was donated for research to breast cancer.
The doll is currently touring around the world throughout Las Vegas, London, and Shanghai! The previous record for most expensive Barbie goes to 1965's 'Midnight Red' Barbie at $17,091!
In 1959, a man hired a thug to throw ACIlye on his ex-girlfriend's face, years later, the man and ex were married!
Burt Pugach was angry that his ex, Linda Riss, has moved on so he paid a thug $2000 to throw lye, a powerful base, on her face as a lesson! The thug went to Riss' apartment saying he had a present for Linda. The thug was successful, and Riss later described the feeling as first, feeling like water, and then fire! The thug was sentenced to 15 years in jail and Pugach served 14 years and being disbarred from practicing law.
Linda Rees was permanently scarred, and she needs constant treatment to avoid becoming blind. Years later, Riss felt odd that Pugach had moved on from her and became jealous. One thing led to another and the couple wed! For more information on this odd couple, follow the source!
Just off of Newfoundland, you can reach the islands of St.Pierre Miquelon. While these islands are right off of the coast of Newfoundland in Canada, these islands are still legally a part of France! The Islands of St.Pierre Miquelon is the only land in all of Canada that was not settled by the British when Canada was established and inhabited. Interestingly, despite being so close to Canada, the tiny island’s customs and traditions more closely resemble the French lifestyle than the Canadian one. They even use the Euro as their local currency! The island is too tiny for its inhabitants to sustain themselves through things like farming. The main economic activity is fishing, although other, shadier activities like smuggling used to be a pretty important part of their economy as well. In fact, the island was important during US prohibition, when alcohol was funneled through Canada to the US.
The bird, Cher Ami, delivered 12 important messages during the war. He was shot through his breast and managed to land. American soldiers found one of Cher Ami's decapitated legs with a message! The message on the bird's leg was from Major Whittlesey, whose battalion was isolated from the other American soldiers. Based on that information, the isolated soldiers were safely brought back behind American lines! In all, the message saved the lives of 194 soldiers! For more on the heroic bird, click the Source!
George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt were all cheerleaders! George W. Bush asked students to give him a 'P' at Phillips Academy in Andover, Maryland. Ronald Reagan helped with a human pyramid at Eureka College. Dwight D. Eisenhower was skilled in many sports, including cheerleading. FDR cheered for the football team at Harvard. Other famous cheerleaders include Halle Berry, who also edited her school's newspaper and was class president in high school. Another cheerleader? Snakes on a Plane's Samuel L. Jackson!