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    Rare Nike Shoes Fetch More Than $400,000 A rare pair of Nike's "Moon Shoe" has broken the world auction record for a pair of sneakers, according to New York auction house Sotheby's. A pair of 1972 running shoes, one of the first pairs made by Nike, has sold for $437,500 (£359,710) shattering the record for a pair of trainers at public auction. The so-called Nike “Moon Shoe,” designed by Nike co-founder and track coach Bill Bowerman for runners at the 1972 Olympics trials, was the top lot in the first-ever auction dedicated to sneakers at Sotheby’s auction house in New York. Sotheby’s said the price was a world auction record for a pair of running shoes. The buyer was Canadian investor and car collector Miles Nadal, who paid $850,000 for 99 other pairs of rare or limited collection sneakers offered by Sotheby’s. The highest previous price fetched at public auction for sneakers was $190,373 in California in 2017 for a pair of signed Converse shoes said to have been worn by Michael Jordan in the 1984 Olympic basketball final, Sotheby’s said. Sotheby’s, better known for selling art works fetching tens of millions of dollars, teamed up with streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods to auction 100 pairs of the rarest sneakers ever produced in a venture that reflects their fast-growing status as collectibles. The handmade “Moon Shoe,” with a waffle sole pattern, was one of only 12 pairs ever made and the pair that were auctioned on Tuesday are the only ones known to exist in an unworn condition, Sotheby’s said. Nadal, the founder of investment firm Peerage Capital, said in a statement he was thrilled at his purchase, calling the “Moon Shoe” a “true historical artefact in sports history and pop culture”. “I think sneaker culture and collecting is on the verge of a breakout moment,” he added, saying he plans to display them, along with the other 99 pairs he acquired in a private sale last week, at his private automobile museum in Toronto. Nadal’s haul included 2011 and 2016 versions of the Back to the Future Part II limited-edition shoes by Nike that were inspired by the 1989 film starring Michael J Fox. Noah Wunsch, global head of eCommerce at Sotheby’s, said the sneaker auction brought together art, culture and fashion.
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    McDonald's paper straws - cannot be recycled McDonald’s has been accused of pulling a ‘silly stunt’ after leaked memos revealed their new ‘eco friendly’ paper straws are not recyclable. Last year, it axed plastic straws, even though they were recyclable, in all its UK branches as part of a green drive. But the US fast food giant says the new paper straws are not yet easy to recycle and should be put into general waste. McDonald's says the materials are recyclable, but their thickness makes it difficult for them to be processed. The firm switched from plastic straws to paper ones in its restaurants in the UK and Republic of Ireland last autumn. But some customers were unhappy with the new straws, saying they dissolved before a drink could be finished, with milkshakes particularly hard to drink. "As a result of customer feedback, we have strengthened our paper straws, so while the materials are recyclable, their current thickness makes it difficult for them to be processed by our waste solution providers, who also help us recycle our paper cups," a McDonald's spokesman said. The firm said it was working to find a solution, and that current advice, as first reported by The Sun, to put paper straws in general waste was therefore temporary. "This waste from our restaurants does not go to landfill, but is used to generate energy," the company added. The restaurant chain uses 1.8 million straws a day in the UK, so the move to paper was a significant step in helping to reduce single-use plastic. Some single-use plastic products can take hundreds of years to decompose if not recycled.This McDonald's move to paper straws followed a successful trial in selected restaurants earlier in 2018. In April 2018, the UK government proposed a ban on plastic straws and cotton buds in England. Most straws are made from plastics such as polypropylene and polystyrene, which unless recycled, take hundreds of years to decompose. Friends of the Earth's Julian Kirby said: "For too long the debate has been stuck on recycling and how to deal with waste once it is created. We should be thinking about how to avoid waste creation. "Lips have been a waste-free alternative to straws for millions of years." One foodie was so outraged they started a petition to bring back the plastic ones. In the months since its creation, more than 50,000 people have added their signature.
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    Did you ever stop and wonder...... Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these pink dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?' Who was the first person to say, 'See that chicken there... I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta it's bum.' Why do toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat? Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer? Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point to their bum when they ask where the bathroom is? Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs! If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests? If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from? If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons? Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window? Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster
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    Deposition The judge turned to the farmer and said, "Mr Brown, you are in this court to claim damages against this truck driver, for the awful injuries you claim you sustained at the time of the accident. And yet, Mr Brown, at the scene of the accident you were heard, in front of two reliable witnesses, to say to the policeman that you'd never felt better when he asked how you felt. Kindly explain this if your injuries were as severe as you now state in your deposition." "It's like this, your honour" replied the farmer. "At the time of the accident the policeman went over to my dog, hearing it whimper seeing and it was badly injured, he shot it. Then he went over to my two cows and when he saw they had broken legs, he shot them as well. So, when he came and asked me how I felt, I thought it was a good idea to tell him I'd never felt better."
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    Mother Not Home A travelling salesman rings this doorbell. 10-year-old little Johnny opens, holding a beer and smoking a fat cigar. The salesman says, "Little boy is your mother home?" Little Johnny taps his ash on the carpet and says: "What do you think?"
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    Solitary Confinement A Scotsman, an Irishman, and an Englishman are each sentenced to a year in solitary confinement; before being locked away, each is to be granted a year's supply of whatever he wants to help him get through the long, long spell alone. The Scotsman asks for a year's supply of Scotch whisky; it's given to him and he's locked away. The Irishman asks for a year's supply of Guinness so he's locked up with several thousand bottles of it. The Englishman asks for a year's supply of cigarettes and he's given a pile of cartons and the cell door is shut on him. One year later, the doors are all unlocked. The Scotsman staggers out and shouts, 'I'm free!' and then keels over dead from alcohol poisoning. The Irishman is dragged out into the light, whereupon he promptly dies of liver failure. When the door to the Englishman's cell is opened, everybody watches eagerly to see what sort of a wreck the man has made of himself. To their surprise, he walks right out the door and asks: 'I say you wouldn't happen to have a match, would you?'
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    ur very welcome again.. it wouldn't be in the position to help others as much as i am now days if it wasn't for people in my past that offered their experience & expertise to me when i needed it most a long time ago, and of course schooling helped a lo as well.. for assistance with proper Windows PE's, ie Hiren's BootCD, ect. please start a new thread with the proper title, same goes for malware assistance and id be happy to help u out.. i ask it done this way so it's easy to reference for others if they should come across the same issues.. for some other programs that will really help out for making ur PC better overall, please check out this thread below.. cheers, my friend.. http://www.cyberphoenix.org/forum/topic/739453-list-of-programs-i-use-to-make-my-computer-run-like-king/ also im offering this and have been for a while.. the position ur in right now.. u might wanna take me up on it.. http://www.cyberphoenix.org/forum/topic/732711-tips-tricks-to-having-the-best-performance-for-your-computer/
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    Is this the 'perfect' wildlife photo? Bald Eagle. Photo: Kevin Ebi. Professional Honourable Mention: A bald eagle and red fox tussle over a rabbit in San Juan Island national historical park, Washington. 2019 An eagle carrying a rabbit 'carrying' a fox, a red-winged black bird's inspired song and a sage-grouse bird battle are among the exceptional photos that won Audubon's Photography Awards for 2019. The winning images were selected from more than 2,200 entries from the United States and Canada and are an exceptional show of the wonder and beauty of birds. "Birds make fascinating subjects, as the winners and honourable mentions of this year’s contest make clear," the organisers explain. "They’re at once beautiful and resilient, complex and comical. It's no wonder why we love them so."
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    A clever Grocer A grocer hung a sign outside his store that read: “Eggplants: 25 cents each or three for a dollar.” All day long, customers came in exclaiming: “Don’t be ridiculous! I should get four for a dollar!” Meekly, the grocer packaged four eggplants for each customer that complained. The tailor next door had been watching these antics and finally asked the grocer, “Aren’t you going to fix the mistake on your sign?” “What mistake?” the grocer asked: “Before I put up that sign no one ever bought more than one eggplant.”
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    The Inheritance A dying granny tells her granddaughter. "I want to leave you my farm which includes the villa, the orchards, the tractor and equipment, the farmhouse and £22,398,750.78 in cash." The granddaughter, about to be rich, says, "Oh granny, you are so generous, I didn't even know you had a farm, where is it?" And with her last dying breath, her granny whispered: "Facebook, FarmVille"!
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    12 Questions you can't answer Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard when he lives in the jungle without a razor? Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat? Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough? Why do kamikaze pilots wear helmets? Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'? What is the speed of darkness? Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up every two hours? If the temperature is zero outside today and it's going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be? Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer? How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage? Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?
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    the utter naivety & stupidity of today's youth is just staggering..
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