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Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair and Doctoral Thesis Sell in Million Pound Auction

A selection of work and belongings of the late theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking snatched hundreds of thousands of pounds per item at a recent Christie’s auction. Among the items sold were his motorised red leather wheelchair and a copy of his doctoral thesis Properties of Expanding Universes – one of five known copies – which sold for £296,750 pounds and £584,750 respectively. Read More >>

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Someone Spent £340 Million on a Possibly Inauthentic da Vinci Painting 

On Wednesday, auction records were shattered when an anonymous buyer spent $450.3 million (£339.8 million) to be the proud owner of a “long lost” painting “by” Leonardo da Vinci. The thing is, it may not have even been painted by Leonardo, it’s in terrible shape, it’s not especially good, and in the financial world of art, none of that matters. Read More >>

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Famous Meteorite That Nailed a Person Has Finally Been Sold

The only thing worse than getting struck by lightning or a large, flying bird is getting struck by a meteorite. Thankfully, the changes of this happening to you are incredibly low—according to National Geographic, there is only one confirmed case of a meteorite striking a person. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the offending space rock, called “Sylacauga,” just sold today for one hell of a price tag. Read More >>

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Someone Bought Einstein’s Smelly Leather Jacket for Over £100,000

Christie’s has auctioned off the well-worn leather jacket of Albert Einstein. You may know him as the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who figured out the essence of the universe almost a full century before science could prove him right. But he also had great fashion sense. Read More >>