Thought for the day…” Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards”.
“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser”.
Another photo from the capital of Oman, Muscat, and part of the grounds of the Sultan’s Palace. Unfortunately, the palace is not open to the public, who would probably love the chance to escape the very hot summers that Muscat experiences. Temperatures in Oman can reach almost 50 degrees in summer. The sultan, Qaboos Bin Said is said to have wealth of over USD 700 million. Interestingly, in Oman, any citizen who has an appeal or request is allowed to appear before the Sultan, who regularly conducts tours around the country. The sultan is also the owner of 8 luxury yachts. Perhaps he would be interested in buying all 85 metres of the luxury superyacht ‘Cakewalk’, which owner Charles Gallagher of Denver is selling for a reported USD 159 million. 14 guests can travel for up to 5000 nautical miles whilst being looked after by the 24 crew onboard.
If that price is too high for you, then a toothbrush from the Apollo 13 mission may be more affordable. An auction house in Los Angeles recently sold an Oral B toothbrush used by command module pilot Jack Swigert for USD 11 794. That was the price for a used toothbrush. My toothbrush is for sale (used) if anybody is interested, and I will throw in a free tube of toothpaste too.
and one from the archives – a boy in Ethiopia
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