World’s Largest Bottle of Whiskey Sold for Almost $1.4 Million at Auction

Fourth EstateThe Intrepid, shown here sold for seven figures at auction. | FAH MAI

The world’s largest bottle of whiskey has sold for approximately $1.4 million at the Lyon and Turnbull auction house on Wednesday. The whiskey bottle called ‘The Intrepid’ stands at 5 feet and 11 inches and contains 82.16 US gallons or …

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World’s Oldest Person Dies at 119 in Japan

Fourth EstateKane Tanaka at age 119. - Tanaka Family

Kane Tanaka, recognized as the world’s oldest person, died at age 119. Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare announced that she died of old age in a hospital in Fukuoka on Tuesday last week. Born on January 2, 1903, …

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UK Lawmaker Becomes First Transgender Member of Parliament

Fourth EstateUK MP for Brigend, Jamie Wallis - UK Parliament

Conservative lawmaker Jamie Wallis on Wednesday became the first from the British parliament to openly declare that they were transgender. “I’m trans. Or to be more accurate, I want to be. I’ve been diagnosed with gender dysphoria and I’ve felt …

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Babies Being Sold To Feed Their Siblings in Afghanistan: UN Chief

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday that millions of Afghans are on the “verge of death,” where he said that “babies are being sold to feed their siblings.” Briefing reporters at UN Headquarters, Guterres said the people …

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Michael Jordan’s 1984 Sneakers Sell for Record $1.47 Million at Auction

A pair of Nike sneakers worn by United States basketball star Michael Jordan sold for a record $1.47 million at an auction in Las Vegas on Oct. 24. Jordan’s 1984 White & Red Nike Air Ships set a record for …

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