THE HALF-DOZEN MOST INTERESTING FACTS AND FIGURES BRENT BAMBURY FOUND THIS WEEK
1 A priceless fragment of Greek papyrus from 250- 350 A. D. bearing lines from the Gospel of John was offered for sale on eBay for $ 99.
Source: nytimes. com 2 The Beatles White Album first edition copies were numbered, and No. 0000001, owned by Ringo Starr, sold at auction for a record $790,000. Source: news. artnet. com 3 A study suggests paying American donors $ 45,000 for a kidney would save h- undreds of thou sands in dialysis costs per recipient. Source: bostonglobe. com 4 Linz, Austria removed pedestrian crossing lights depicting same sex couples holding hands saying the inclusive message was a “misuse” of the signals. Source: bbc. com 5 Tech giant Ericsson predicts more interaction with objects w-ith artificial intelli gence could lead to the obsolescence of smart phones in five years.
Source: thelocal. se 6 A man suing the Metropolitan Museum of Art for displaying Renaissance masterpieces showing Jesus as white says they are “racist” and “Aryan.” Source: news. artnet. com