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Breakfast Around the World

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Not everyone has bacon and eggs or toast and yogurt for breakfast. Breakfast around the world ranges from miso soup and steamed white rice (Japan) to tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives (Turkey).
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One lucky home remodeler in Minnesota discovered an original copy of Action Comics #1 hidden in the insulation of his recently purchased new property. The exceedingly rare issue, which features Superman’s first appearance, is already bidding at $127,000.
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Comics aren’t the only memorabilia selling for obscene amounts of cash: Luke Skywalker’s pants just sold at auction for $36,100. According to actor Mark Hamill, the pants in question were a run-of-the-mill distressed pair of Levi’s, which retail new for about $78.
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Cross your fingers and hope whoever’s been assigned to sing the national anthem this Memorial Day weekend won’t flub it as badly as these people did.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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