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Breakfast toast worth $350, and more

A slice of toast that Prince Charles didn’t eat on the morning of his wedding to Princess Diana has sold at auction for around $350.

Breakfast toast worth $350A slice of toast that Prince Charles didn’t eat on the morning of his wedding to Princess Diana has sold at auction for around $350. For 31 years the breakfast remnant belonged to Rosemarie Smith, 83, who says she took it from a tray outside Charles’s bedroom while visiting her daughter, a palace chambermaid. According to a spokesman for the auction house, the winning bidder was an anonymous Briton. “There were two telephone bidders fighting it out for the slice,” said the spokesman. “It was exciting.”

No high heels for Savannah GuthrieMatt Lauer has asked his new Today show co-host not to wear high heels, says the National Enquirer. Unlike her smaller predecessors—Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira, and Ann Curry—Savannah Guthrie stands 5’10” tall, only slightly shorter than Lauer. In heels she towers over him. Though “Matt didn’t mind that when she substituted in the past,” says a source, “he’s not happy with her height now that she’s standing beside him every day.” Guthrie “loves wearing high heels,” says the source, but in deference to Lauer has agreed to wear flats, “for now, anyway.”

Auckland's pole-dancing prostitutesA local council in Auckland, New Zealand, is reporting that prostitutes have destroyed some 40 traffic signs in the past 18 months by using them to perform pole dances. The damage has cost taxpayers dearly, said city council member Donna Lee, and is caused by streetwalkers using the poles to advertise their wares to passing motorists. “The poles are part of their soliciting equipment, and they often snap them,” said Lee. “Some of the prostitutes are big, strong people.”

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