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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

Okay, LEGOs are Getting Too Expensive

World's most expensive LEGO.
(Catawiki)
Yesterday, the Catawiki online auction house auctioned off one of the rarest LEGO bricks for $19,793! Why? Because it was made of solid gold. Actually, the 14-carat solid gold brick worth of gold is much less, but since it is a collector’s item, it came with a hefty price tag.

Here’s the scoop. Between 1979 and 1981, the LEGO company chose to give a few select partners and employees who had with LEGO for 25 year a replica of a standard (8 dots) LEGO brick in the same shape and size or a real plastic one. It is believed that there are only ten of these gold bricks in existence and according to Catawiki, it has been more than five years since one of them was on the market and that one sold for about $15,000 in 2012. According to NBC New York, the most expensive LEGO set, the “Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon” only has a wimpy value of just $4,729.

“The brick that was auctioned on Wednesday night was offered by a family member of an Italian business partner of LEGO, who received the brick in 1980, for his contribution to the development of the LEGO Company in Italy,” said Rolf Nagtzaam, LEGO expert at Catawiki.

There were bids from collectors from all over the world but one from England is truly the brickmaster. "Yeah, but I bet it isn't very fun to play with" says everyone else with sour grapes.


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