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  • The most expensive items on Amazon

    Amazon is known for its bargains, but did you know you can also use the site to fritter away colossal amounts of money? Of course you did. But do you have any idea how much money? We went through each of Amazon's departments looking for the most expensive item, and what we found was surprising. While there were some objects of genuine value, we found many others that were absurdly overpriced, with sellers often charging millions – or even trillions – of dollars for everyday products.  Some of these prices are surely inadvertent. Maybe someone accidentally keyed an inventory code into the price field, or maybe they forgot to convert the currency from rupees. Perhaps others are simply attempts by the retailer to better understand Amazon's search algorithm. And just maybe a few of them are people with dreams of striking it rich. It is, after all, a free country.   Note that this 26-item list was compiled in December 2011, and that Amazon's inventory changes quickly. To see what are currently the most expensive items on Amazon's, simply visit one of Amazon's departments and sort the items by "Price: High to Low." You'll probably want to disable one-click shopping first, just in case.  
    12/21/2011 12:34 pm

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  • Modern Parenthood Baby talk study: One-on-one builds language skills quickly

    A new study soon to be published in the journal Developmental Science finds that baby talk in a one-on-one setting, as well as how vowel sounds in words are exaggerated, are linked with better language development skills. One mom realizes that jokes are a big part of her baby talk repertoire.

  • Ray Harryhausen was a special-effects pioneer

    Ray Harryhausen perfected the stop-motion method of effects, creating characters that were from 3 to 15 inches tall for his sequences. Ray Harryhausen is cited as an inspiration by director George Lucas and writer Ray Bradbury.

  • Comedian Jonathan Winters: elastic talent

    Turning back the clock to a 1975 interview with The Christian Science Monitor

  • Jonathan Winters dies: Ground-breaking improv comic inspired funny men and women

    Jonathan Winters dies following a long career as a comic and writer. Jonathan Winters dies after working with some of the greats in the comedic arts.

  • Maurice Sendak with the Wild Things, now (+video)

    The beloved children's book author passed away at 83 after suffering a stroke.

  • The most expensive items on Amazon

    Amazon is known for its bargains, but did you know you can also use the site to fritter away colossal amounts of money? Of course you did. But do you have any idea how much money? We went through each of Amazon's departments looking for the most expensive item, and what we found was surprising. While there were some objects of genuine value, we found many others that were absurdly overpriced, with sellers often charging millions – or even trillions – of dollars for everyday products.  Some of these prices are surely inadvertent. Maybe someone accidentally keyed an inventory code into the price field, or maybe they forgot to convert the currency from rupees. Perhaps others are simply attempts by the retailer to better understand Amazon's search algorithm. And just maybe a few of them are people with dreams of striking it rich. It is, after all, a free country.   Note that this 26-item list was compiled in December 2011, and that Amazon's inventory changes quickly. To see what are currently the most expensive items on Amazon's, simply visit one of Amazon's departments and sort the items by "Price: High to Low." You'll probably want to disable one-click shopping first, just in case.  
    12/21/2011 12:34 pm

  • Comet Hartley 2: NASA rendezvous a success, even better pics on the way

    NASA's EPOXI craft radios 'I'm still alive' to mission control and sends back the first five close-up images of tiny, pockmarked Comet Hartley 2. Scientists eagerly await the photos in high-def.
    11/04/2010 02:38 pm

  • Dinner for Schmucks: movie review

    'Dinner for Schmucks': Paul Rudd and Steve Carell star in a remake of the French farce 'The Dinner Game.'
    07/30/2010 02:16 pm

  • In Pictures Scenes of summer

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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