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A bejeweled white glove Michael Jackson tossed to an Irish fan more than a decade ago sold at auction Sunday for 57,600 Irish dollars ($48,400), almost twice the estimated selling price.

Warwick Stone, a buyer for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, beat out five other bidders for the late King of Pop‘s glove, said Charlotte Stanes, spokeswoman for the Irish auction house Bonhams and Goodman. The estimated selling price before the auction was $30,000.

“We are very happy with the result,” Stanes said. “It’s the first glove we know about in Ireland.”

Bonhams and Goodman said it was the first auction of a Michael Jackson glove since his death on June 25 this year at age 50.

Jackson visited Ireland in 1996 as part of his HIStory world tour. While in Dingle, he attended the Ireland premiere for the film “Ghosts,” in which he had a starring role. At the end of the screening, he tossed the glove at audience member Bill Hibble, who has since died, said national head of collectables Giles Moon.

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Know what we really love? Tea kettles. The thing is, plenty of them look like there was roughly zero thought put into their design — and we’ve all gotten into the habit of accepting those 3 or 4 basic designs offered to us. No more. Bugatti‘s got a wholly new approach to boiling water on the horizon, in the form of the Vera. It’s beautifully designed, it’s got a nice array of electronic timing functions — but the bells and whistles are just icing on this beautiful, delicious cake. The Vera kettle will be available this September, for around $300.

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Whether it’s a hurricane, blizzard, or zombie uprising that’s left you shut in, you can still get your daily dose of pork with Tactical Canned Bacon ($16). Each can holds…

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Whether it’s a hurricane, blizzard, or zombie uprising that’s left you shut in, you can still get your daily dose of pork with Tactical Canned Bacon ($16). Each can holds…

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The Dunk Mug is a half circle mug with a slot for your bikkies, freeing up your other hand. So […]


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Only in the USA

McDonald’s: not a place you should eat if you are trying to be healthy. But if you must eat there, there are definitely some better choices on the menu than others.

Lifehacker put together a great guide showing just what foods aren’t so bad and what should be avoided at all costs. The good news is that good ol’ Chicken McNuggets aren’t so bad, providing 280 calories in a 6 piece box. And a hamburger has only 250 calories if you can stand eating it without cheese.

The bad news? A large Triple Thick Chocolate Shake has 1160 calories, 27 grams of fat, 168 grams of sugar and 510mg of sodium, which is just fucking insane. Seriously, if you want to cut a decade or two off your life, drink one of these every day. And a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese ain’t much better.

Hit Lifehacker for the full list and all the details, but here’s the one rule I always remember when I’m considering a McDonald’s menu: don’t eat at McDonald’s. [Lifehacker]

  

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Look, the original Cheeseburger in a Can was super gross. But if it was possible to put the epic Shack Stack in a can? I would eat it every single day.

Unfamiliar with the Shack Stack? It’s only sold in NYC at the famous Shake Shack, otherwise known as the best burger joint in the country. The normal Shackburger is the epitome of fast-food-style burgers: absolute burger perfection. But for those seeking a more gluttonous option, there’s the Shack Stack.

The Shack Stack takes the Shackburger, then adds a second patty. In between these two burger patties, it slaps a cheese-stuffed, deep-fried portobello mushroom cap. Oh sweet mother of god, is it good. Because Shake Shack isn’t a big chain, there’s no nutritional info available for this thing, which is probably for the best. I can’t imagine it’s less than 1800 calories. But man, is it worth it.

So yeah, I guess maybe in the end it’s good that they don’t sell these in cans. Because if eating one didn’t require waiting in the ever-present line at Shake Shack, I might end up eating one every day. And I would die within six months. But I’d die happy. [Shake Shack photos via A Hamburger Today]

Oh, and for comparison’s sake, here’s a picture of the cheeseburger in a can:

Taste Test is our weeklong tribute to the leaps that occur when technology meets cuisine, spanning everything from the historic breakthroughs that made food tastier and safer to the Earl-Grey-friendly replicators we impatiently await in the future.

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Keep your skin in check and yourself smelling good with the Portland General Store Men’s Collection ($5-$25). Handmade in Maine using natural, high-quality ingredients, the lineup includes items such as…

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This Is

This is the Capital Gate, a 525-foot tall tower that leans 18 degrees to the west, 14 degrees more than the Tower of Pisa. And unlike many of these spectacular projects, this one is actually well underway in Abu Dhabi, as you can see in this image:

The building—which will house a 5-star Hyatt hotel—can lean this much thanks to its steel exoskeleton and 490 piles drilled 100 feet into the ground, designed to compensate for gravity, wind, and seismic pressures caused by its peculiar shape. I wonder who is compensating for all the gravity, wind, and seismic economic pressures generated by all this crazy developments in the desert. [ArchDaily]

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