Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for Record $450 Million: A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci, has sold at auction for a record $450 million, obliterating previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately. Wow, that’s one hell of a lot of money - especially when you consider Christ didn’t even pose for it.
Amish Mutation Protects Against Diabetes and May Extend Life: According to a new study, Amish people living in a rural Indiana have a rare genetic mutation that protects them from Type 2 diabetes and appears to significantly extend their life spans. Of course, the down side is - you have to live in rural Indiana - not to mention ride around in horse and buggies in sometimes sub-zero temperatures. Hell, sounds a little like living in North Korea without all the benefits.
Sausage Roll Instead of Jesus Nativity Scene Causes Stir: UK chain bakery Greggs came under fire for an image of a nativity scene that put a sausage roll amid the three wise men in place of the baby Jesus. The bakery defended the display, pointing out that “at least we can prove the existence of a sausage roll” - adding that “this one is from Jimmy Dean's Finest Reserve.”