Category Archives: bizarre

Vitamin C-Infused Showers: Do They Work?

Via: YouTube

There’s been a lot of talk about vitamin C-enriched showers, many touting them as being beneficial in the arenas of both beauty and health as they neutralize the chlorine in water.

Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly had them installed in his new Greenwich Village home and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas features them in what they call their Stay Well rooms.

They’re actually not as expensive as their clientele would imply, with filters and showerheads available for around 40 to 100 dollars.

The jury is still out, however, on if they’re even worth that much.

 


 

 

 

Experts have advised that the showers don’t really work as well as people think they do.

Yes, from a strictly scientific standpoint, vitamin C does in fact nullify chlorine.

The thing with the shower system is that the amount of time the vitamin is in contact with the water isn’t likely enough to make that happen.

 

DiCaprio’s New Pad Has Vitamin C Showers

Vitamin C In The Shower At The MGM Grand

Business Week: Do Vitamin C-Infused Showers Work?

 

 

 

OOPS! Is It Art or Is It Trash?

Missing Painting sold in HK for $3.7 million may have gone out with the trash

(Reuters) – A painting that was auctioned for HK$28.8 million ($3.7 million) two days ago has gone missing, police said, with media reports on Wednesday suggesting cleaners may have inadvertently thrown the artwork out.

The 2012 painting “Snowy Mountain”, by Chinese artist Cui Ruzhuo, was reported missing by Chinese auctioneers Poly Auction on Tuesday afternoon after the auction on Monday, police told Reuters.

Ming Pao newspaper reported that police had checked CCTV footage at the Grand Hyatt hotel, where the auction took place, which showed cleaners removing the painting. That raised fears that the painting had been sent out with the garbage to the city’s landfill.

Los Angeles Times: Painting may have been tossed in trash just after selling for millions 

 

$3.7M Painting Suspected to Be Mistakenly Trashed by GeoBeats

 

Huffington Post: Arthur Pinajian Art Worth $3o Million Found In Garage

Sometimes it pays to buy the former house of an obscure Armenian-American artist, a lesson recently learned by lucky new home owners Thomas Schultz and Lawrence Joseph.

According to News 12 in Long Island, New York, the duo purchased a massive collection of artworks by little-known painter Arthur Pinajian along with his old Bellport cottage. They bought the rare find for $2,500 in 2007, on top of the$300,000 cost of the house, and proceeded to restore, frame and appraise the paintings, drawings and journals found in the garage.

Well, it turns out their decision to buy Mr. Pinajian’s art stash along with the house was a good one, as the collection has now been valued at a remarkable $30 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

 

 

The Guardian: Cleaner clears up Hirst’s ashtray art

Nobody told the cleaning lady it was art

 

 

 

Would You Eat Celebrity Meat? Bitelabs Grows Meat From Celebrity Tissue Samples And Makes Salami

How Bizarre is this?   A company claims it wants to make salami out of meat that it creates out of celebrity tissue samples. 

Via: BiteLabs

You’ve never experienced celebrities like this:

It all starts with your favorite celebrities, and a quick biopsy to obtain tissue samples.

Isolating muscle stem cells, we grow celebrity meat in our proprietary bioreactors.

In the tradition of Italian cured meats, we dry, age, and spice our product into fine charcuterie.

 

 

Los Angeles Times:  Ellen DeGeneres Salami?

Soylent Green: Company Wants You To EAT Your Favorite Celebrity

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