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Top Coolest Gadgets of 2011

Hot, new, cool, high tech and best electronic gadgets for 2011. Latest technology news and upcoming gizmos.

Electronic gadgets market is giant market with countless gadgets that gained recognition and praised worldwide. Technology is advancing so rapidly, that with every passing day, we get to listen about new electronic gadgets and their upgraded versions being launched in the market by electronic giant.

Many people are still waiting till Christmas, in order to get some of 2010’s best gadgets in technology. Indeed 2010 was a great year with tablet and 3D revolution, and we can hope that the next year will be more interesting and beat these gadgets! So below cutting-edge selections not only represent many of the best new gadgets that are available to business owners and working professionals in 2010, but  will also appear in 2011.

1) Google Nexus One:

Google’s Nexus is a speedy smart phone. It’s a intuitive handset having five customizable home screens with animated backgrounds. It also provides slick speech recognition capabilities. Nexus is now integrated with most of the software services provided by Google. Nexus One represent itself as a search giant’s first expansion in the world of e- commerce and hardware. Although that some well-publicized customer service issues come up with the device, still it remains among those ionic customer electronics which are at top of the list throughout the year.

2) RIM Black Berry Presenter:


As many of you have already noticed that micro and mini projectors will be available soon.  Manufactures like 3M, Microvision and other. Thank God this handy 3.4-inch x 2.4-inch boxlike accessory is designed, so that it can be used with BlackBerry smart phones. It is very simple in use. What you have to do is that, simply connect it with a projector or monitor and you can use Blutetooth connectivity in order to display Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 and 2007 slides directly from your handset. You can pause images, set slides to automatically swap at prearranged intervals and in this way you can enjoy the benefit of accurate reproductions with most visual and animated effects.

3) PlayStation Phone by Sony:


Sony, the leader of innovative technologies is ready to launch playstation phone code named “Zeus” in early 2011. Zeus would have Andriod 3.0 Gingerbread operating system. It also contains SD slot card having 8GB of memory with 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor. It comes up with 3.8 display and graphics processing unit of Adreno 205. This superb phone also contains 1GB ROM and 512 MB RAM. 3.8″ touch screen and its touch pad is just like gaming console of PSP. Through PlayStation Phone you can also download different games. So for those who love games, it is going to be a best product.

4) 3D Vaio by Sony:


In order to be synchronize with BRAVIA glasses 3D laptop computer by Sony will boast of IR blaster. Lodged in F series chassis, the laptop contains display of 16”, so it can also be used for PS3. For games and videos, this laptop comes up with 1080p 240fps display. You can upgrade it from 2D to 3D with Blu-ray drives. In order to retain crystal clear picture quality, 3D VAIO uses the same technology in BRAVIA TV, with Black Frame Insertion. 3D VAIO used sequential technology for HD display while utilizing shutter glass. With just one touch button you can change between 2D to 3D. So, 3D VAIO would be a 0utstanding electronic gadget of 2011.

5) Apple iPhone 5:


Apple iPhone 5 is based on face recognition mechanism with a sleek design. It contains 64GB memory with OLED screen. With GPS navigation feature you are able to synchronize with iTunes and customize SMS alerts and tones with HD audio quality. With Apple iPhone5 you can do video chat on 3G. For more durability, the screen is made scratch protected. For improved resolution it contains the most advanced graphic chips in it with chips dual core processors. On iPhone 5 you are also able to watch local channels. It also includes Pico projector which is used for presentation on a wall or flat surface.

6) PlayBook by BlackBerry


With simplified and advanced operating system BlackBerry is going to launch PlayBook. It would be highly compatible with current web requirements such like HTML5. This BlackBerry Tablet Operating System also called as QNX, supports open GL and PSIX. It will also be compatible with Adobe AIR and Flash 10.1. It comes up with 1GHZ processor, 1GB of Ram, 3MP camera with 5MP lens and 1024X600, 7″ display. Playbook offer video conferencing and features micro USB jack, 1080p resolution, Wi-Fi, HDMI port and Blue Tooth. Playbook is hardly just 0.4” thick and approximately weighs just 450 grams. It is possible to extract the data out of BlackBerry on PlayBook with the help of BlueTooth tethering application.

7) 3DS by Nintendo

The Nintendo 3D comes up with 2 outward lenses and 1 inward lense for taking pictures and it is compatible with 3D graphics sans glasses. With outward lens you can take picture of any person and at the same instant the user’s picture can be taken with the inward lens. It is possible to combine two images and produce a single one. Users cartoon avatars automatically created by 3DS. It also enables users of 2DS for communication. With the help of tag mode, you are able to get the details of another user of 3DS, like you can come to know about the games he or she played last.

8) Samsung LED 9000 Series:

Samsung’s LED 9000 series of television sets is pencil-thin. Yes it’s just 0.3 inches wide and it can support and having the great ability to display 3D images and can convert 2D content into third dimension. You must be impressed by knowing that it can offer great support for downloadable apps, just like you’d find on the iPhone or Nexus One. Its application served via open development platform which means that any entrepreneur is able to insert content in it and can add up huge functionality, from the world of social networking clients to the downloadable games.

10) Palm Pre Plus:


With minor changes in hardware the newer version of palm pre comes up with patch up keyboard and some little changes in user interface. It contains 3.1 inch multi touch screen with 320×480 resolution with HVGA display. In order to capture amateur video capture, it contains 3MP camera with LED flash. Palm Pre Plus will be coming up with Verizon. It runs on WebOS in its smartphone platform, which gives applications like Hotspot Tethering. You can get Palm Pre Plus for just 150 $ with two years Verizon contacts with their data plans.

11) Lenovo IdeaPad U1:

Lenovo IdeaPad U1 is a 1.6 inch Linux based PC. It can also become a fully functional 3.7lb notebook having multi-touch capabilities that boasts an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. This device really functions well while offering solid five hours of battery life. E-mail and other web surfing facilities are also available. It attracts to those mobile professionals who are looking for great diversity in computing solution. So you can call it as two for one deal.

Most Expensive Things in the World that You Can’t Afford

1. Most Expensive Diamond in the World

Kohinoor: Unestimated

Kohinoor which means “Mountain of Light” from the Persian, also spelled Koh-e Noor or Koh-i-Nur is 105 carats (21.6 g) diamond that was once the largest known diamondin the world . The Kohinoor originated at Golconda in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.

It is owned by various Sikh, Mughal and Persian rulers who fought bitterly over it at various points in history and win the war damage time and again. After completely ignoring the Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s will was eventually confiscated by the East India Company and became part of the British Crown Jewels when British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli declared Empress of India Queen Victoria in 1877.

This is the legend that anyone who has a Koh-i-Noor ruled the world. Possible condemnation associated with ownership of the diamond dates back to the Hindu texts relating to the first confirmed appearance of the diamond in 1306.

2. Most Expensive Engagement Ring in the World

Most Expensive Engagement rings De Beers Platinum picture

De Beers Platinum: $1.83 million

Diamond in this ring is very luxurious and has a perfect sparkle. A diamond stone weighing 9 carats make this ring the most expensive engagement ring in the world. With the perfection of this ring. It’s worth if sold at fantastic prices $ 1.83 million.

3. Most Expensive Car in the World 2010

Koenigsegg Trevita: $2.21 Millions

Just three units to be produced. Koenigsegg Trevita is designed based on Koenigsegg CCXR and added with new shimmering diamond carbon fiber, named “Trevita” in Swedish means “three whites”.

Those three cars fully equipped with Koenigsegg Shimmering Diamond Weave bodywork, using double carbon wing, paddle-shift, inconell exhaust system, carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, hydraulic lifting system, infotainment system, tyre monitoring system, chrono instrument cluster and special airbags.The navigation system is also developed custom just for this model

For the Machine Koenigsegg placed the same 1018bhp engine. Special for this model, the exterior paint fully developed in Sweden, at Koenigsegg headquarters.

4. Most Expensive Handbag in the World


Ginza Tanaka Platinum Handbag: $2,000,000 or €1,422,122

This Diamond Studded Platinum Handbag is designed by a Japanese jewelry maker, Ginza Tanaka. It made of 2,182 diamonds (total of 208 carats) and platinum. The strap can be taken off and worn as necklace or bracelet.

It also features an eight carat pear-shaped diamond that can be worn separately as a brooch. This diamond encrusted platinum handbag was on display at the jewelry shops in London to mark the inaugural London Jewelry Week.

Details:

  • Diamonds
  • Platinum
  • Removable strap can be worn as necklace or bracelet
  • Eight cart pear-shaped diamond that can be worn as a brooch

5. Most Expensive Yacht in the World

Eclipse: $1.2 billion

Russian billionaire and Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich’s super yachts is 560 feet monster that requires a minimum of 70 crew members with eleven guests. Abramovich and his guests will be protected by security systems that use laser bursts to thwart paparazzi digital photography when activated, anti wiretapping, anti intruder systems and missile detection systems.

They will also enjoy the swimming pool which can be dried and used as a dance floor, an additional swimming pool and an aquarium. Yacht has two helicopters, three boats and submarines. This most expensive yacht in the world will remain the most expensive one since it’s very expensive compared with second most expensive one.

6. Most Expensive Jeans in the World


Secret Circus $1.3 million

The most expensive jeans is unusual pair that is designed by a new company called Secret Circus. The creators are banking on the idea that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, no matter whether you wear them around your neck or on your back pocket instead.

That’s why they included a design made from a large collection of high-quality (and substantially-sized) diamonds on their pants. Rumor has it that the first pair was sold for a shocking $1.3 million.

7. Most Expensive Shoes in the World

Stuart Weitzman’s Rita Hayworth Heels: $3,000,000

Stuart Weitzman designed the satin open toe stilettos around a pair of earrings owned by movie legend Rita Hayworth. The earrings are laden with rubies, sapphires and diamonds.

The shoes “centerpieces” were diamond and precious gemstone earrings from the estate of late 40′s movie siren Rita Hayworth, and now belong to Hayworth’s daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan.

8. Most Expensive Movie Ever Made

World's Most Expensive Movies - James Cameron's Avatar

James Cameron’s Avatar: $500 million

James Cameron, the director who brought us “Titanic and the Terminator franchise, may have outdone himself with his latest endeavor. He’s certainly outbudgeted himself—and everyone else in Hollywood—with Avatar.

Not to be confused with The Last Airbender, the movie follows humanity’s attempts to exploit the resources of an alien planet through hybrid human-alien “avatars.” It features a far less celebrated cast than its budget might suggest—aside from Cameron himself, the biggest names attached to it are Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver.

9. Most Expensive Perfumes in the World

Clive Christian Perfume: $215,000

This expensive perfume has a top-class quality to its credit, the reason why there is no dearth of buyers in spite of its high price. Its unique scent has made perfume aficionado rate it as a heady mixture of jasmine, cardamom, carnation, lemon, bergamot and benzoin.

However, skeptics attribute its highprice to the dazzling white diamond affixed to the bottle that alone could be worth USD215,000. Because of this price factor, Imperial Majesty is available in very small amounts; 10 bottles for Clive Christian No 1 for Men or No 1 for Women fragrances are all what you get.

10. Most Expensive Watch in the World

Joaillerie 101 Manchette: Priceless

Joaillerie 101 Manchette Manufactured by Jaeger-LeCoultre is the most expensive watch in the world. At first glance, It looks like a bracelet. But the fact, It is of course a watch too. It is made up of a series of polish and diamond-set squares. This watch uses the mechanical manually wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 101 movement.

It’s an unsystematic series of polished or gem-set links (a jewelry puzzle) hides the exalted Calibre 101. The watch also featured with with 576 diamonds or with 400 diamonds and 11 onyx cabochons. Really impressive watch. It has a silver-colored dial with a sapphire crystal and a winding crown on the case back.

Top 10 Most Expensive Desserts in the World

Sure it’s great to have a nice hearty meal, but what’s a nice meal without the perfect dessert to end the night? There’s nothing better than being able to enjoy something sweet and tasty: cake, cookies, pie, pudding, or anything else- as long as it has sugar in it. When you indulge in sweet desserts, you might worry about a costly dental bill in your future… but, how about the price of the dessert itself?

There aren’t many people who can afford to, or who would want to, spend thousands of dollars on a dessert. However, if you are insanely rich (or just insane?), here is a list of ten desserts you should order. The rest of us will sit here watering out of our mouths and eyes from the hefty price tags.

Who’d have ever thought a sweet tooth could be so expensive:

1. Diamond Fruitcake $1.65 million

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For many of us, Christmas is all about spending time with family, enjoying a nice meal, and of course spending money on gifts for everyone. But, would you be daring enough to dish about $1.65 million for cake? Even better…could you afford it without having a nice overdraft fee in your bank account? Probably not; however, one pastry chef in Tokyo decided that his cake was worth this exorbitant amount of money. The chef decided to auction off the cake on Christmas Day at an exhibit entitled Diamonds: Nature’s Miracle. The chef took about 6 months to design the cake and an entire month to finish it and have it ready to be sold. 223 small diamonds are located throughout the exterior of the cake. Except for the diamonds, the rest of the cake is fully edible. This seems like a nice gift for your wife. “Here honey, have your cake and eat it too, just watch for all the diamonds”. But what woman doesn’t like diamonds, even if they are half-way covered in icing and not set in gold?

2. Strawberries Arnaud $1.4 million

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As we’ve all heard, things are not always what they seem, and this saying applies to the Strawberries Arnaud perfectly. If you go to Arnaud’s restaurant in New Orleans’ French Quarter, you see nothing more than a bowl of strawberries topped with cream and mint. Yet, somehow they are worth $1.4 million? Look a bit harder and you’ll find a one-of-a-kind 4.7-carat pink diamond once belonging to Sir Ernest Cassel, an English royal finance advisor. Not only do you get delicious strawberries and a nice ring, the dessert comes with white-glove servers who provide wine out of a wine set worth $24,850, and of course there’s live jazz music. I mean, who would eat a $1.4 million dessert without music in the background? In any case, I say stick to your own strawberries and cream and a 25 cent plastic ring. She’ll never know the difference.

3. Platinum Cake $130,000

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Created by a Japanese pastry chef named Nobue Ikara, the Platinum Cake rings in at the tiny price of $130,000, and is any platinum lover’s dream. The cake is decorated with plain white frosting and then draped with everything platinum, including chains, necklaces, pins, pendants, and even foils made of platinum that are edible. Ikara crafted the cake in dedication to many women, including Rinko Kikuchi, as well as in order to persuade more women to wear platinum. The cake was showcased by Platinum Guild International, a company encouraging more and more people to buy platinum jewelry, despite the record high rates for precious metals these days. The cake hasn’t been sold and the company has no idea whether it will be sold or not, but they do know it is worth more than many can afford. But, at least you get the chance to have your platinum cake, eat it, and wear it too. What a steal!

4. Frrrozen Haute Chocolate $25,000

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Another Serendipity 3 dessert, the Frrozen Haute Chocolate is definitely a drink that no one will ever forget. At the price of $25,000, you can enjoy the frozen drink with the consistency of a slushy that contains a variety of cocoas from over 14 countries, milk, and of course 5 grams of 24-carat. To top it off, there’s a dollop of whipped cream and La Madeline au Truffle shavings. To ensure your money’s worth, the “Haute” cold dessert comes in a goblet that is banded with gold and decorated with diamonds: 1 carat of them, along with a take-home golden spoon. In 2007 the dessert was named the most expensive dessert in the world and was put into the Guinness World Records, but the price-tag has since been surpassed. In any case, would you want to pay $25,000 for slushy hot cocoa?

5. The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence $14,500

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They say food presentation is very important, and when it comes to the Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence, there is no doubt. In Sri Lanka, stilt fishing has become a very popular tradition that has been around for decades. The dessert pays special tribute to this pastime by portraying a stilt fishing scene made of delicious ingredients, including chocolate, exotic fruit, and Irish cream. The dish is served with a mango and pomegranate compote. It portrays a fisherman, carved out of chocolate, hanging onto the stilt. Underneath the fisherman is a perfectly placed 80 carat aquamarine. It sits on a tiny sliver of chocolate to fully represent the fisherman’s stilt. Those who order the dessert get to keep the jewel, but as of now, no one has forked out the money. The Fortress was first unveiled at the Wine3 Fisherman Stilt restaurant in Sri Lanka.

6. Macaroons Haute Couture $7,414

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Macaroons aren’t too hard to find in today’s world. They are simply two meringue puffs that are held together with butter cream. They are most popular in France, and you can usually find them for a reasonable price for such a tasty dessert. However, French pastry chef, Pierre Herme, has cooked up a new and more expensive type of macaroons. The price tag at $7,414 definitely makes these macaroons not as attractive to everyone as the original recipe. Herme says that he offers a large variety of ingredients that have elevated the costs. A customer is able to choose ingredients such as balsamic vinegar, fleur de sel, red wine, peanut butter, and anything else you can think of putting between your two meringue puffs. Not all of the macaroons are this expensive, but if you choose the right ingredients, be prepared to dish out $7,000.

7. The Sultan’s Golden Cake $1,000

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If you’ve ever wanted to try an edible brick of gold, this dessert is definitely for you. It’s available at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel located in Istanbul, for the hefty price of $1,000. The cake is made of figs, pears, apricot, and quince that are then put into a Jamaican Rum and soaked for two years. To finish, the cake is topped with French Polynesia vanilla bean, caramel, black truffles, and a 24 carat gold leaf. It is said that the cake takes about 72-hours to make. Once it is ready to be served, it is placed inside a sterling silver cake box with a golden seal. However, the cake is usually only made per request: usually for a wedding, celebration, or for a sultan himself.

8. The Brownie Extraordinaire $1,000

brownie extraordinaire most expensive desserts

You  can try this dessert next time you’re on the East Coast of the U.S.- if you’re willing to dish out $1,000. The Brownie Extraordinaire is sold at Brule, a restaurant in the Tropicana Resort located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. But, this isn’t just any brownie. It’s made out of dark chocolate that is then covered with Italian hazelnuts and served with a scoop of ice cream. Along with the sweet dessert, customers are also given a very rare and highly expensive port wine, Quinta do Novel Nicional, from Portugal. The wine is poured and served in a St. Louis Crystal atomizer. Although a brownie may not seem like a very lavish dessert, adding the rare glass of wine most definitely spices things up. And, if you’re a really big spender, you can choose to spend $15,000 on a Valentine’s Day package at Tropicana Resorts, which includes a hotel stay, romantic dinners, and of course the Brownie Extraordinaire.

9. Golden Opulence Sundae $1,000

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Made of the best of the best, the Golden Opulence Sundae, provided by New York City restaurant Serendipity 3, will add $1000 to your bill. The sundae was created in order to celebrate Serendipity’s 50th Anniversary- otherwise known as the golden anniversary. The restaurant says that they only sell about one of these sundaes a month, but any sale is better than none, right? Known as the world’s most expensive sundae, the Golden Opulence is made with 5 scoops of Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream mixed with Madagascar vanilla and Venezuelan Chuao chocolate and topped off with a leaf covered in 23K edible gold. There are also other ingredients, including gold dragets, Paris candied fruits, marzipan cherries, and truffles. To top it all off, one of the world’s most expensive chocolates (Amedei Porcelana) is drizzled over the top and a Ron Ben-Israel sugar flower is properly placed. On top of the sundae you’ll also find a small glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar, sweetened with orange, passion fruit, and Armagnac, which gives off a shiny golden color. You even get to eat the sundae in style: an 18K gold spoon is provided to eat your delicious treat out of a Harcourt crystal goblet.

10. Noka Chocolate, Vintage Collection $854 per pound

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Probably the simplest dessert on the list, the Vintage Collection provided by Noka Chooclate comes in at an expensive $854 per pound. The chocolate that is sold by this company is well known for being delicious and one of the finest made in the entire world. Noka uses all different types of cocoa from places such as Ecuador, Venezuela, Cote d’Ivoire, and Trinidad. The chocolates that are provided in the Vintage Collection are all of the dark variety, each of them made with at least 75% cocoa. If you’re new to such high class chocolate, Noka even provides flavor profiles as well as tasting guidelines. Each box is packaged in the classic Noka design.

Top Ten Expensive Collections in the World

1. Villa in the Riviera Worth $ 750 Million U.S. Dollars

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This building, built by King Leopold II of Belgium in 1902, purchased in 2008 at a price far above the actual price, even more expensive than the most luxurious modern villa there. Mikail Prokhorov mentioned paying more than U.S. $ 750 million dollars (7.5 trillion) to buy the Villa Leopolda which located between Nice and Monaco.

2. Picture by Francis Bacon worth $86.3 Million

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Triptych 1974-77 by Francis Bacon (1909-1992) sold for U.S. $ 86.3 million dollars (870 billion) in May last year making it the most expensive artwork ever sold at an auction and the most valuable contemporary work ever sold in Europe. If you wonder how the price could soar as high as that, just imagine some people have too much money just for their collections budget.

3. License Plate Number worth US$ 14.3 Million

Top 10 Expensive Collection in the world
Number “1″ License Plate

It has become a habit for the rich buy cars with cool license plate numbers for their car. Is a Saudi Arabian businessman who managed to get the most expensive plate in the world. This license plate numbers is showing number 1 in the plate. The auctions were held in 7-star in Abu Dhabi hotel. Hmm .. Must be great in Enzo Ferrari:)

4. Ferrari California Spyder 1961 worth US$10.9 Million

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Antique sports car, black was sold at a price which broke the world record U.S. $ 10.9 million. The Car with horse logo, owned by James Coburn before finally moving to Chris Evans, a famous radio host of the UK.

5. Blue diamond worth U.S $ 8.9 million

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This beautiful blue-eye with 13.9 carats jewelry has made a new world record with U.S. $ 8.9 million. The diamonds were sold in Geneva last year. It is said that this jewelry contains boron compounds that make it look bluish. This is a super rare diamonds.

6. Men’s Watch worth U.S. $ 6.5 million

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A men’s watch by Vacheron Constantin has been sold to a European rich man at USD $ 6.5 million. This watch took years to make it. With unusual features and design, this watch really is something. One of great human-made in history. Watch this offering:
* Perpetual calendar and leap year
* Star chart and celestial annual calendar
* Tourbillon regulator
* Sunrise and sunset indication,
* Perpetual-time equation
* Phases and age of the moon
* Substantial power reserve
* Multiple Time Zones and day-night indication

7. Dinner with Warren Buffett for U.S $2.1 million

Top 10 Expensive Collection in the world
Warren Buffett

An investment manager of China has won an unusual auction on Ebay. The auction is the opportunity to meet with a famous squillionaires, Warren Buffett. The auction was won at a price of U.S. $ 2.1 million. Just hope that his meeting with Warren will be beneficial to him.

8. Honus Wagner 1909’s Baseball card Worth US$2.8 million

Top 10 Expensive Collection in the world
Honus Wagner

An old baseball cards had sold USD 2.8 million. Baseball cards with this simple design is a card that displays images Wagner. Apparently, Wagner was a very famous in the 1900s. Hmm …

9. 3-Cent Stamp Worth U.S. $1.035 million


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3-Cents Stamp

The stamp prices rose 3 cents with color is one of four stamps which can still be seen in the world. Unknown bidder has won the auction for this stamp, the price is fantastic, more than 1 million U.S. dollars. Looks like your cool collection of stamps has no value compared to this one stamp.

10. Rare photos of Marilyn Monroe Worth U.S. $ 150,000

Top Ten Most Expensive Collection

Collection of 36 rare photographs which believe were the last pictures of Marilyn Monroe, sold out last year for $ 150,000 dollars at auction in New York. This legendary actress posing naked in this photo for Vogue magazine in 1962, only 6 weeks before his death from an overdose. These photos taken by photographer Bert Stern, who eventually published in the magazine and became the last memory of this legendary actress.

Top 10 Most Expensive Foods in the World

Matsutake Mushrooms – $1000/pound

The matsutake, or mattake, mushroom is expensive because of its rarity. While its historical prevalence meant it was nearly synonymous with autumn in Japan, the introduction of an insect that kills the trees under which the mushroom grows has caused a dramatic decrease in the number of matsutake mushrooms. A method for farming the matsutake has yet to be developed, which means the lack of trees from which to harvest these mushrooms naturally is a serious problem for the species.

World’s most expensive bagel

The World’s Most Expensive Bagel – $1000

This bagel, created by Executive Chef Frank Tujague for New York’s Westin Hotel, is topped with white truffle cream cheese and goji berry infused Riesling jelly with golden leaves. The bagel’s price is justified when you consider that white truffles happen to be the second most expensive food by weight, eclipsed only by caviar. The underground fungus grows only under specific oak trees in Alba, Italy. Their pheromone-like odor is considered to be an aphrodisiac and is the reason dogs and female pigs are used to hunt the precious truffle.

the Zillion Dollar Frittata

The Zillion Dollar Frittata – $1000

This absurdly expensive breakfast item consists of a mixture of eggs, lobster and 10 ounces of sevruga caviar (which costs the restaurant $65 per ounce). On the menu next to the expensive omelet there is a challenge that reads, “Norma dares you to expense this.”

Wagyu Steak – $2800

World’s most expensive steaks

While Wagyu cattle are raised both in and outside Japan, the Kobe varietal which is raised specifically in the Hyogo prefecture is the most elite. Employing the most traditional production methods, Kobe beef comes from cows that are allegedly fed only beer and massaged by hand to ensure a tenderness and marbling beyond compare. These dishes can be out of range for the average restaurateur, carrying an unhealthy load of fat and a price tag to match. For your next after-work social, you might try taking your associates to New York City’s Craftsteak, where a full Wagyu rib eye was served up to a private party for $2800.

Samundari Khazana, the World’s Most Expensive Curry – $3200

World's Most Expensive Curry

To celebrate the DVD release of Slumdog Millionaire, Bombay Brassiere packed this curry platter full of the most expensive ingredients they could find. Devon crab and white truffle and a half tomato filled with Beluga caviar and dressed with gold leaf are just the start of this lavish dish. A Scottish lobster, also coated with gold, four abalone and four shelled and hollowed quails’ eggs filled with even more caviar round out the dish.

Domenico Crolla’s “Pizza Royale 007″ – $4200

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The 12 inch pizza pie is densely packed with an assortment of some of the world’s most expensive food ingredients, such as lobster marinated in cognac, caviar soaked in champagne, sunblush tomato sauce, Scottish smoked salmon, venison medallions, prosciutto, and vintage balsamic vinegar. In addition to all these fine ingredients, it’s topped with a significant amount of edible 24-carat gold flakes.

World's most expensive watermelon
(via Los Angeles Times)

Dansuke Watermelon – $6,100

In a country where watermelons are rare game, they can be a costly commodity. That’s how a 17-pound Japanese watermelon became the most expensive watermelon in the world. Densuke watermelons, a type of black watermelon grown only on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, are usually given as gifts due to their extraordinary rarity. There were only sixty-five of the fruits among the first harvest this season. They are harder and crisper than the watermelons we Americans are used to and, according to Tohma Agricultural Cooperative’s spokesman, they “have a different level of sweetness.”

World's Most Expensive Cantaloupes

Yubari Melons – $22,872

Another type of expensive melon, the world’s most expensive cantaloupes are a pair of Yubari melons and were the first auction of the 2008 season. They had previously been judged the best pair and were purchased by the owner of a nearby seafood lunchbox and souvenir business. It had some competition—100 melons grown by farmers from Yubari were also judged.

Almas Caviar – $25,000

Almas caviar comes from Iran making it extremely rare and extremely expensive. The only known outlet is the Caviar House & Prunier in London England’s Picadilly that sells a kilo of the expensive Almas caviar in a 24-karat gold tin for £16,000, or about $25,000. Coincidentally, it is also where you can find the most expensive meal in Britain. The Caviar House also sells a £800 tin for those on a smaller budget.

World’s most expensive truffle

Italian White Alba Truffle – $160,406

Expensive truffles are notoriously pricey because they are difficult to cultivate. This makes them a true delicacy which some have called the king of all fungi. The Associate Press reported that a real estate investor and his wife from Hong Kong have paid €125,000 ($160,406 USD) for a gigantic Italian White Alba truffle which is reportedly the world’s most expensive ever. The most expensive truffle weighs in 1.51 kilograms (3.3 lbs).