alice vanderbilt

     “There is a legend that Alice Vanderbilt, wife of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, had such a magnificent strand of pearls that, whenever she wished to pay for something, she simply cut off a handful with her golden shears.
     SHE COULD DO THIS BECAUSE SHE SECRETED PEARLS FROM A HOLE IN HER NECK.”

                                                         - John Hodgman, That Is All