celebrity: January 2008 Archives

Mussolini car for auction

200x175.jpg(Off-beat News) A sports car built for fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is set to sell for £1,000,000 at auction.

The dark red, 1935 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Pescara Spyder was built to the special order of Mussolini with a dickey seat and the engine was specially tuned to deliver 95bhp rather than the 68bhp of the standard model.

The car was driven in the 1936 Mille Miglia by Ercole Boratto finishing 13th overall and 3rd in class.

German Polar Bear becomes internet star

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The Polar Bear cub who shot to fame after being taken from its mother amid concerns she could harm the youngster has become an internet star.

The city of Nuremburg, Germany, which owns the zoo, have had over 1.5 million visitors on a website they setup for the bear.

Thy have also been bombarded with over 25,000 emails and postcards with proposed names for the five-week-old ball of fluff.

* Photo Credit: Ralf Schedlbauer / City of Nuremberg




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