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   Diamond formerly belonging to Austro-Hungarian archduke sells for $21.5 million at auction, shortly thereafter, it was fatally stabbed by a radical Serbian brooch

14 Nov 2012 12:01 PM   |   3596 clicks   |   BusinessWeek
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BKITU    [TotalFark]  
No-man's land? Oh no, he went to Jared!

14 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
Plumbledum     
I was there so getting a kick etc.

14 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  
Let's just pray that Zales doesn't have a mutal defense treaty with Jared..

14 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
Infernal Wedgie     
Available for comment?
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14 Nov 2012 12:04 PM
CygnusDarius     
I'm sure the Tsar will be thrilled.

14 Nov 2012 12:08 PM
cgraves67     
It's just a simple misunderstanding until the German Rubies, Russian Sapphires, and French Emeralds get involved.

14 Nov 2012 12:09 PM
kombat_unit     
Excellent headline, bravo.

/Throws bomb into carriage

14 Nov 2012 12:11 PM
pete1729     
Nice headline, but this farking failure of an article has not one damn picture.

14 Nov 2012 12:18 PM
carrion_luggage     
Thus starting Pearl War One.

14 Nov 2012 12:20 PM
jakepowers     
Is that the Russians mobilizing thier troops I hear?

14 Nov 2012 12:23 PM
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo     
So WWI started because Ferdinand's driver had a lousy sense of direction. It's like the truck that almost killed Hitler when he was in his 20's, another ounce of pressure on the gas pedal and the whole world changes.

14 Nov 2012 12:23 PM
Kraftwerk Orange     
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14 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
VitaminTom     
Too soon.

14 Nov 2012 12:26 PM
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo     
Oh, and the Archduke was shot, not stabbed. And the assassin was Bosnian, not Serbian. To be more accurate, the assassin was a member of the Black Hand and a radical anarchist.

14 Nov 2012 12:27 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  

VitaminTom: Too soon.


Dammit beat me to it.

14 Nov 2012 12:27 PM
WordsnCollision     
Was it a prize in a box of cereal?

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14 Nov 2012 12:34 PM
Chalnoth     
I had heard that some guy named Archie Duke shot an Ostrich cause he was hungry...

14 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Oh, and the Archduke was shot, not stabbed. And the assassin was Bosnian, not Serbian. To be more accurate, the assassin was a member of the Black Hand and a radical anarchist.


yes but A) brooches have pins not trigger fingers so the headline wouldn' be nearly as funny now would it? and B) History says it was a Serb because the Black hand is ususlly described as a "Serbian Terrorist group" and "Bosnian Serb" is an actual thing

14 Nov 2012 12:48 PM
unchellmatt    [TotalFark]  
A diamond, you say?

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14 Nov 2012 12:49 PM
fyrewede     
I dunno... unless you're royalty or a museum, there's not a lot you can DO with a 76 carat diamond other than visit it in your vault and stroke it and call it "The Preciousss..."

Personally I'd rather have something I can actually wear without having to bring SEAL Team 7 along with me to protect me -- perhaps something like this nearly flawless 6 carat bauble from DBL... (sigh) 

The man has some amazing natural colored diamonds too, in virtually every hue of the rainbow, though none the size of that white diamond.

14 Nov 2012 12:59 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
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14 Nov 2012 01:01 PM
under a mountain     
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14 Nov 2012 01:02 PM
gbcinques     

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: So WWI started because Ferdinand's driver had a lousy sense of direction. It's like the truck that almost killed Hitler when he was in his 20's, another ounce of pressure on the gas pedal and the whole world changes.


Nah, the war started because of a sandwich.

Assassin Princip was despondent because his group failed in killing Franzie the day before. So Princip decides to go to a Deli for lunch. As he emerges from the Deli with his yummy sandwich, he sees Duke Franz in his stalled car out right front. What luck! Bang, bang.

If Princip had only brown-bagged it that day, millions would still be alive (or at least something else would have started the powder keg).

14 Nov 2012 01:07 PM
mccallcl     
Best war ever, man.

I wish people would read up more on WWI so I would have more people to talk about it with.

/so lonely

14 Nov 2012 01:44 PM
HailRobonia     
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14 Nov 2012 01:52 PM
DjangoStonereaver    [TotalFark]  
Apocrhyphal story:

One of the Hapsburg scions worked for a UN office in Geneva, and notice one afternoon that there was no one
at their desks. He walked around the office and found everyone gathered around a TV in the break room.

"What's going on?" he asked the nearest person.

"Its a cup semi-final," the person answered when not staring rapt at the screen.

"Ah," Mr. Hapsburg said.

"Great game," the person said, "Austria/Hungary."

"Ah. And who are they playing?"

/CSB

14 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
Mutiny32     

DjangoStonereaver: Apocrhyphal story:

One of the Hapsburg scions worked for a UN office in Geneva, and notice one afternoon that there was no one
at their desks. He walked around the office and found everyone gathered around a TV in the break room.

"What's going on?" he asked the nearest person.

"Its a cup semi-final," the person answered when not staring rapt at the screen.

"Ah," Mr. Hapsburg said.

"Great game," the person said, "Austria/Hungary."

"Ah. And who are they playing?"

/CSB

Golf clap


14 Nov 2012 04:00 PM
Third rate whore in Toronto     
As former Serb I know Serbia can't afford toilet paper, let alone stabbing Hapsburg anywhere, not even where the sun don't shine.

14 Nov 2012 04:53 PM
OgreMagi     
What a Serbian looks like.

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14 Nov 2012 05:12 PM
DjangoStonereaver    [TotalFark]  

OgreMagi: What a Serbian looks like.

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x750]


'Scuse me while I "Shoot the ArchDuke".

IfyaknowwhatImean

/If she plays half as good as she looks, she must be brilliant.

14 Nov 2012 05:29 PM
OgreMagi     

DjangoStonereaver: OgreMagi: What a Serbian looks like.

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x750]

'Scuse me while I "Shoot the ArchDuke".

IfyaknowwhatImean

/If she plays half as good as she looks, she must be brilliant.


See for yourself: Navajo Moon

/the keyboardist is my roommate

14 Nov 2012 05:33 PM
Relic84     
Begun, the diamond wars have.

14 Nov 2012 06:48 PM
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