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7th Jan '16 11:17:25 PM FordPrefect
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* [[http://motherboard.vice.com/read/someone-in-alabama-sold-a-priceless-lunar-rover-for-scrap-metal Someone in Alabama sold an extremely rare lunar rover to a scrap yard.]] Luckily, A junk dealer recognised it and spared it from being cut into little pieces. * A woman in in San Fransisco [[http://www.cnet.com/news/woman-tosses-200000-apple-i-computer-into-recycling/ brought a 200000 dollar apple I computer to a recycling center]], unaware of its rarity.
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* [[http://motherboard.vice.com/read/someone-in-alabama-sold-a-priceless-lunar-rover-for-scrap-metal Someone in Alabama sold an extremely rare lunar rover to a scrap yard.]] Luckily, A a junk dealer recognised it and spared it from being cut into little pieces. * A woman in in San Fransisco Francisco [[http://www.cnet.com/news/woman-tosses-200000-apple-i-computer-into-recycling/ brought a 200000 dollar apple $200,000 Apple I computer to a recycling center]], unaware of its rarity.
7th Jan '16 11:15:28 PM FordPrefect
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* An even more extraordinary Declaration of Independence was found in 1991. A man shopping in an Adamstown, PA flea market bought an old painting for $4 because he wanted the frame. He removed the painting and found underneath it a copy of the Declaration of Independence. It was one of approximtely 200 "Dunlap broadsides", the ''first ever printing of the Declaration'', produced by Philadelphia printer John Dunlap when the handwritten copy was brought to him from Congress on July 4, 1776. It was the 25th Dunlap broadside known to survive. It sold at auction for $2.42 million.
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* An even more extraordinary Declaration of Independence was found in 1991. A man shopping in an Adamstown, PA flea market bought an old painting for $4 because he wanted the frame. He removed the painting and found underneath it a copy of the Declaration of Independence. It was one of approximtely approximately 200 "Dunlap broadsides", the ''first ever printing of the Declaration'', produced by Philadelphia printer John Dunlap when the handwritten copy was brought to him from Congress on July 4, 1776. It was the 25th Dunlap broadside known to survive. It sold at auction for $2.42 million.
7th Jan '16 11:14:04 PM FordPrefect
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* In November '99, The WCW World Television title belt was thrown in the trash by ScottHall after he decided he had no interest in defending it. It was randomly found in a dumpster by HacksawJimDuggan a few months later, after which he claimed (and was recognized) as the new Television Champion. He was, in fact, the final champion, as the title itself was retired just two months later.
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* In November '99, The the WCW World Television title belt was thrown in the trash by ScottHall after he decided he had no interest in defending it. It was randomly found in a dumpster by HacksawJimDuggan a few months later, after which he claimed (and was recognized) as the new Television Champion. He was, in fact, the final champion, as the title itself was retired just two months later.
7th Jan '16 11:13:34 PM FordPrefect
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* Rene Artois, of ''Series/AlloAllo'' has an old painting in his cafe which Rene's father accepted from a penniless Dutchman in return for a meal. He thinks it's worthless until the cultured General von Klinkerhoffern drops in and immediately realises [[Creator/VincentVanGogh who the penniless Dutchman actually was]].
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* Rene Artois, Artois of ''Series/AlloAllo'' has an old painting in his cafe which Rene's father accepted from a penniless Dutchman in return for a meal. He thinks it's worthless until the cultured General von Klinkerhoffern drops in and immediately realises [[Creator/VincentVanGogh who the penniless Dutchman actually was]].
6th Jan '16 4:57:28 PM nombretomado
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* [[DittoFighter Charade's]] {{backstory}} in ''SoulCalibur'' says he bought shards of the ArtifactOfDoom Soul Edge from a random merchant. * In ''IcewindDale'', the best longsword in the game, Pale Justice, is found on the corpse of a hapless adventurer in Dorn's Deep. What's more is that its inventory icon is the same as any regular longsword (by the time you're using +3/+4 weapons) and shopkeepers will buy or sell it for a pittance.
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* [[DittoFighter Charade's]] {{backstory}} in ''SoulCalibur'' ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'' says he bought shards of the ArtifactOfDoom Soul Edge from a random merchant. * In ''IcewindDale'', ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'', the best longsword in the game, Pale Justice, is found on the corpse of a hapless adventurer in Dorn's Deep. What's more is that its inventory icon is the same as any regular longsword (by the time you're using +3/+4 weapons) and shopkeepers will buy or sell it for a pittance.
31st Dec '15 1:14:31 AM jormis29
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* Can be done deliberately in ''VideoGame/EvilGenius''. You just stole the Ark of the Covenant? Eh, put it in the break room.
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* Can be done deliberately in ''VideoGame/EvilGenius''. You just stole TheArkOfTheCovenant or the Ark of the Covenant? HolyGrail? Eh, put it in the break room.
27th Dec '15 10:17:38 PM kome360
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** Inverted when Wolf throws away Virginia's Shoes of Invisibility straight to the bottom of a large river (turns out that some people find valuable stuff there). The shoes were crazy-overpowered but also magically addictive, so this was the equivalent of discarding a Bong of Unlimited Magic Weed because the user was on the verge of losing their mind.
15th Dec '15 4:17:45 PM Starfire
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* The Third imperial Faberge egg was found in 2014. [[http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/20/world/faberge-third-imperial-egg/ It had been bought in the United States by a man hoping to get $500 to melt it down for scrap.]]
14th Dec '15 2:31:22 PM maxwellsilver
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Sink Hole.
** Subverted in another episode, when [[ThoseTwoGuys Monarch Henchmen #21 and #24]] find what seems to be a ''[[LaserBlade working lightsaber]]'' at the Venture Compound garage sale, and use it to challenge [[RatedMForManly Brock Samson]]. [[OhCrap Unfortunately, it's just a prototype and can't actually cut anything]], which they'd have known if they hadn't been too busy geeking out to listen to Rusty when they bought it. Fortunately, Brock was too busy and/or bemused to actually kill them over it.
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** Subverted in another episode, when [[ThoseTwoGuys Monarch Henchmen #21 and #24]] find what seems to be a ''[[LaserBlade working lightsaber]]'' at the Venture Compound garage sale, and use it to challenge [[RatedMForManly Brock Samson]]. [[OhCrap Samson. Unfortunately, it's just a prototype and can't actually cut anything]], anything, which they'd have known if they hadn't been too busy geeking out to listen to Rusty when they bought it. Fortunately, Brock was too busy and/or bemused to actually kill them over it.
12th Dec '15 4:41:52 AM Arcorann
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** A season 25 episode revolved around Homer and Marge purchasing a painting from the Van Houtens and discovering that it was worth $100,000.
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