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As the old adage goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that beauty can go for quite a pretty penny. The most expensive painting ever sold is Jackson Pollock’s "No. 5" (1948), which sold for $140 million, according to an article published in The New York Times . The auction house Sotheby’s is said to have brokered the sale from Hollywood entertainment magnate David Geffen to Mexican financier David Martinez.
By Beth Hale UPDATED: 02:12 GMT, 22 October 2009 The similarities are there - right down to a scar on the forehead. But the biggest thing they share are eleven letters spelling out two short names.
The introduction of non-native species of plants and animals to a new ecosystem almost always results in environmental stress, degradation and sometimes even disaster. These 10 invasive species are infamous for the destruction they have caused, even when introduced with the best of intentions. Kudzu
A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to re-frame or re-interpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists.
As the drama of the civil fraud lawsuit against Goldman Sachs continues to unfold, all eyes are focused on Wall Street.