Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The Bonhams Retromobile sale witnessed some extraordinary results including €3,480,000 for the Ex-Earl Howe 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante called "Black Bess" which will remain in Europe. Read more about the history of this fabulous car with a slide show showing how nicely it cleaned up!
I wrote about this super rare vehicle last year and thought you would want to know the sale price. WOW! See "as found" photo below:
In this undated image released by Bonhams, an extremely rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante, is seen in a garage in Gosforth, England, where it was found by relatives after the death of the owner, an elderly doctor who last used it around 1960. The Bugatti, one of only 17 ever made, is expected to draw a record price when it is auctioned in Paris next month. (AP Photo/Bonhams)
Monday, February 16, 2009
Listen to this wonderful podcast from whitehouse.org and learn the song that lists the American Presidents in order. It requires Flash which you will have to download if you don't have it. Don't ask me how...you will have to figure out that part. Click on the image above or the link I have provided to watch the film and hear the podcast. After you have listened to it once you might want to print the lyrics so you and your family can memorize the song. It was written by Genevieve Madeline Ryan, a Princeton student. More facts about our Presidents compiled by Miss Ryan.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Photo: Time Magazine
The Royal visit to Google.
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness tour the building and meet Googlers, YouTubers and children taking part in a Doodle-for-Google competition. At the end of the visit, The Queen uploads the latest Royal YouTube video.
An undated handout photo released to Reuters on February 6, 2009 shows an ancient manuscript which authorities in northern Cyprus believe is an ancient version of the Bible written in Syriac, a dialect of the native language of Jesus. The manuscript was found in a police raid on suspected antiquity smugglers. Turkish Cypriot police testified in a court hearing they believe the manuscript could be about 2,000 years old. Experts were however divided over the provenance of the manuscript, and whether it was an original, which would render it priceless, or a fake. ---> read more