Posted On Friday, January 21, 2011 at 06:30:00 AM
A former milkman has been forced to build a museum in his back garden after his home became too small to hold his collection — of more than 10,000 milk bottles, reports Daily Mail. Milk-mad Paul Luke, 33, saved his first milk bottle when he was just nine while earning pocket money as a ‘milkman’s mate’.
His collection even boasts of bottles from the 1890s. Essex resident Luke, who edits Milk Bottle News website for fellow fans, admitted that his hobby has ‘got a bit out of hand’. Every single one of his prized milk bottles are embossed by a dairy company and feature an advert. “I’m always looking for bottles from local farms,” he said.
A set of solid gold false teeth used by former British PM Winston Churchill during some of his most famous speeches sold for £16,000 (Rs 11.66 lakh approx) at an auction on Wednesday, reports AFP. Churchill had problems with his teeth and speech from an early age and the dentures were designed to compensate for his distinctive lisp when speaking in public, London auctioneers Bonham’s said.
Another set of his false teeth fetched £18,000 when they went under the hammer in July last year. Churchill was said to have also used his false teeth to vent his frustration when the 1939-45 conflict was not going well by dramatically flicking them out of his mouth.
More of a wooden shack than a five-star establishment, the walls of the Beach Garbage Hotel in Madrid are strewn with detritus dragged up by the tide, recovered from landfills or snapped up at flea markets, reports AFP. Among the wall decorations: Plastic drums, wooden frames, musical instruments, striped socks, tyres, and children’s books. In the five rooms there are street lights, wobbly sideboards, and torn Persian rugs, ready to welcome the lucky winners of a Facebook competition whose prize was a free stay. The hotel closes on January 23.