lol. Awesome because you have the first comment, or awesome because you find the story interesting?
Everything dissolves in vinegar, especially hate.
Scientists are full of shit.
Surely said vinegar would have to be consumed before it could be counted...
I think I prefer the gold leaf stirred through wine or aspic idea. Mmm, metallic.
Gold leaf's sooo pretty. And so fun to touch.
hahha wow....wish I had pearl earrings like that to waste! go cleopatra!
Didn't a Hollywood celeb do something along those lines with a table? He/She wanted a table worth a bazillion dollars but to be a showoff about it, instead of buying a good table, they took two bits of glass, sandwiched a bazillion dollars between them and slapped four legs on it.
Similiar idea, but I don't know the specifics - maybe somebody can clear it up?
Never heard of that, but wow. That's kinda stupid.
thats a lot of money...damn. what did she get if she wont the bet?
I really don't know. lol.
I love that story. I would totally do that.
Randomosity rules...I'm so glad you found me! :)
I'm so glad I did too! I'm glad you're enjoying. :)
What an idiot! I've always been for Cleo's strong woman ways, but that's just stupid! I'd rather she got into a catfight over Cesaer instead of ruining beautiful jewelry. Ugh and the waste! What kind of ruler was she to do that instead of use the money for her people.
Other than that rant :D your opening made me think of a movie called The Pearl Earring
Makes me think of some vestigial memory of (maye) Egyptian decadence about drinking a wine vinegar with dissolved pearls in it, jsut because they could.
What other reason would there be for drinking it? ;)
Ingenious and all, but did she win what the earring was worth in the bet?
This has got to be one of the most random things you have ever posted...lol.
My lit. class just started reading Julius Caeser (which IS a bore)but it's funny because now you are talking about Cleopatra and Marc Antony..lol...<3
Aww, I don't think old JC is a bore. I like him. :)
And yeah, it may be up there. ;)
It was probly a big ball of suger or salt that was back together to look like a pearl
Wow...I didn't know that. lol.
Well, it's not exactly common knowledge.
Wow, I guess the only feasible conclusion is that Cleopatra was magical and could defy the Laws of Chemistry.
Why was there a referee for a bet about spending money? Who did they appoint... her treasurer?
lol! I don't know! I thought it was a bit strange too.