Category: money

Monty Python and the Holy Grail’s $319,000 budget was bankrolled by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Elton John, and Jethro Tull.  

The most expensive boarding school in the world is the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland. It costs about £87,000 a year in tuition fees.

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In 2013, while walking their dog in their back yard, a married couple came across several rusty buckets sticking out of their land. The buckets were full of gold coins minted from 1847 to 1894. The total value of all the coins was about $11 million.

Since 1922, over 30 cash rewards of up to $1 have been offered to anyone who can provide proof of the paranormal. To this day, none has ever been claimed.

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A Georgia teacher who bought a $400 travel insurance policy was rewarded $10,000 because she read the fine print of the contract. After reading to page 7, she saw a “Pays to Read” bit that said the first to email and mentions the fine print contest would win 10K.

Brazil’s Kayapo people rejected money from dam-building companies. “We have decided that we do not want a single penny of your dirty money… Our river does not have a price, our fish that we eat does not have a price, and the happiness of our grandchildren does not have a price.”  

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For $255,500, you can buy a package that lets you celebrate New Year’s Eve in Sydney from 8 pm – 2 am, then fly on a private jet that arrives in Los Angeles at 8:30 pm Dec. 31st, where you can celebrate New Year’s Eve all over again.

Albert Einstein wrote: “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” His quote on a piece of paper sold for $1.6 million.

After Oprah’s famous “You get a car” episode, where she gave away 276 cars at a total cost of $7.6 million, many of the recipients sent in complaints to the show as they had all been charged a $6-7k “gift tax”. (source)

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In 2016, one ultra rich individual moved from New Jersey to Florida and put the entire state budget of New Jersey at risk due to no longer paying state taxes. (source)

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