NPR's Robert Siegel Wonders How Heritage Auction House Can Sell a Rock for Five Figures
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And speaking of Heritage and meteorites, this addendum: The auction sent word yesterday that the first 100 kiddos, between 7 and 13, who show to Heritage HQ Saturday for the auction preview will get a free meteorite fragment. Heritage says the giveaway gets going at noon, though, I can tell you from previous experiences, those so interested need to show much earlier. And when they say "fragment," imagine something that looks like a loose tooth filling.
Oh, and that Dr Pepper Pepsin Bitters recipe goes on sale today. But Heritage's Tom Slater says that according to Dr Pepper Snapple Group, "The 'Dr. Peppers Pepsin Bitters' recipe represented in this notebook is not the formula for Dr Pepper, but is instead a medicinal recipe for a digestive aid." At my folks' house, that is Dr Pepper.