Paige Russell created the “most expensive cake in the world called the 24 Carrot Cake. The decadent gold treat looks like it belongs in a bank. Luckily, this cake isn’t just for the rich and famous, as Russell released a step-by-step video and recipe guide on the Instructables. Though it may look (and sound) expensive, the carrot cake gets its name from the 24 baby carrots included in the recipe. (Source)
— You’ve given me the greatest gift of them all; one that even the rarest, most expensive diamond in the world couldn’t compare with. The greatest gift is you. And you cannot be bought, for you are priceless… and I love you.
Japan has a reputation of being a
homogeneous, mostly harmonious society. There are few foreigners,
linguistic differences are rare and on the surface class distinctions
are largely absent. But, as Mike Sunda discovered, there is one, often
hidden, exception: Japan’s untouchables.
In the corner of a
pristine room tucked away in Tokyo’s Shibaura meat market is a table
topped with a stack of crudely composed hate mail - evidence of a
prejudice that dates back to medieval times.
undertakers, those working with leather and in other “unclean”
professions such as sanitation have long been marginalised in Japan.
That prejudice continues to this day and especially for those working in
the Shibaura abattoir.
Never mind that the men here are dicing up
some of the most expensive and highly prized animals on the planet.
This is where Japan’s world famous wagyu beef is prepared - prime
steaks, shot through with ribbons of fat, that can set you back
It’s a process requiring such immense skill, training and mental
fortitude that mastering the job can take a decade. And yet, for all the
craftsmanship that goes into their work, many here will never speak
freely about their occupation.
“When people ask us about what sort of work we do, we hesitate over how to answer,” slaughterman Yuki Miyazaki says.“In
most cases, it’s because we don’t want our families to get hurt. If
it’s us facing discrimination, we can fight against that. But if our
children are discriminated against, they don’t have the power to fight
back. We have to protect them.”
Like many in the abattoir because of his profession, Miyazaki is associated with the Burakumin, Japan’s “untouchable” class.Burakumin,
meaning “hamlet people”, dates back to the feudal era. It originally
referred to the segregated communities made up of labourers working in
occupations that were considered impure or tainted by death, such as
executioners, butchers and undertakers. The lowest of these outcasts, known as Eta, meaning “abundance of filth”,….
This watch was originally designed by Breguet himself and has more pieces (823) than an iPhone. It’s self winding, has a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, equation of time, jumping hour, power reserve indicator, and a bimetallic thermometer – everything but MMS messaging. It took forty-four years for the original to be constructed and Breguet and Marie Antoinette both died before it was completed. Ultimately, the original watch disappeared, never to be seen again. When Swatch acquired Breguet, an Indiana Jones style quest for the watch began. When they came up short they reproduced the watch using only the images of the original. Breguet has received offers in the eight digit range, but still refuse to sell.
Harry enjoys the finer things in life; the fine dining, the fine wine, and fine entertainment. He’s takes a liking to a waitress in his favourite Mayfair restaurant, making sure to ask for her every time. She gives him excellent service, he gives her excellent tips in return. The tips don’t quite cut it though and she finds herself with a second job to cover her time at university in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Harry discovers her second job in a less than chaste circumstance and makes an offer she can’t resist.
“If my boss catches me, he’ll haul me in to the kitchen and throw my hand in the deep fat fryer.”
17.5k // Daddy kink-lite, if I could even call it that.
French Navy (Marine nationale), Le Triomphant-class of nuclear ballistic missile submarines, France’s second class of this type of vessel to see service, and at an unit price of €3.1 billion (Le Terrible in 2009), the most expensive in the world.
Build as replacement of the six cold war-era Le Redoutable class, and becoming the backbone of theForce de dissuasion, the french nuclear deterrence force.