While nothing looks particularly remarkable about this photo of a potato, you’d be shocked to find out how much it is worth. In fact, Wikipedia included this in their list of the most expensive photos ever sold in the world.
It’s price? Well, this one sold for over $1,000,000.
Entitled “Potato #345 (2010),” the image was actually photographed by renowned lensman Kevin Abosch. He has gained popularity for his use of the “iconic black backdrop” for his photos which, in some way, have become a status symbol among business and showbiz personalities. Nowadays, famous people hire him somewhere around $150,000 to $500,000 for a photo shoot.
“Potato #345 (2010)” by photographer Kevin Abosch was sold for over a million dollars.
Now how did that potato photo become that pricey, you ask?
A representative from Kevin Abosch’s studio explained:
“Kevin likes potatoes because they, like people are all different yet immediately identifiable as being essentially of the same species. He has photographed many potatoes. This one is one of his favorites.”
Abosch has become one of the most sought-after photographers for business and entertainment elites.
The photograph was purchased by a rich buyer who is a fan of Abosch’s work. In 2015, they were visiting the photographer’s home in Paris and they spotted the picture mounted on the wall. They expressed interest in it and asked how much it would cost.
The price was €1,000,000 (or $1,083,450 at today’s rates) and the buyer immediately agreed. So far, Potato #345 has become Abosch’s biggest sale of a single image.
For more of Kevin Abosch’s stuff, you can go check out his official website.
Medieval Age Practices Which Prove Hygiene Wasn’t a Priority Then
From silverware to laundry and taking a bath, these 13 unhygienic practices during the Medieval period will make you thank the heavens you didn’t live during that era.
Health nuts, rejoice! Be happy you didn't live during the Medieval period, or you would have just keeled over and died from all the dirt and filth you would have been forced to lived with. Luckily, our society's view on health and hygiene have improved over the centuries.
From silverware to laundry and taking a bath, these 13 unhygienic practices during the Medieval period will make you thank the heavens you didn't live during that era.
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Woman Loses Key To Her Chastity Belt, Asks Firefighters For Help
The woman feared sexual violence so she wore a chastity belt.
A 60 year old woman walked into a fire station in Italy last week, asking for help to remove her chastity belt because she lost her keys to it. This is according to reports from the local paper Il Messaggero. In the report, it was said that the 60-year old woman asked the fire fighters she needed help opening a padlock.
When the fire fighters from Northern Padua asked where she lived, thinking that she got locked out of her home, she lifted her sweater and showed them the iron chastity belt. The fire fighters then proceeded to help her with taking off the device. They then investigated whether the old woman was a victim of sexual or domestic violence in the past and was made to wear the chastity belt.
The middle-aged woman feared sexual violence so she wore a chastity belt.
Woman Spent All Her Money on Powerball Tickets, Then Sets Up a GoFundMe To Get it Back
Would you donate to this woman who spent all her life savings on lotto tickets?
Hitting the lotto jackpot worth millions, is something we try our luck with from time to time. You may have tried and bought a ticket just for the heck of experiencing it, and then kinda hoping that you were lucky enough to win right?
However, some people take their lotto very very seriously. How serious? Well a woman named Cinnamon Nicole from Cordova, Tennessee allegedly spent all her family's money to buy Powerball Lotto tickets. The jackpot of almost $1.6 billion was indeed tempting. And eventually, one of the three winners came from Tennessee, but unfortunately it was not Nicole.
So what to do when you just blew all your cash on losing tickets? You can try to ask the internet for some charity. So our lotto-spending heroine setup her Gofundme page asking people for donations to help her and her family get back from their loss.
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