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Only in America: The bitter shoe fetishist

A wealthy man sues his ex-wife for part of her $1 million shoe collection — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A New York hedge-fund manager tried to sue his ex-wife for 35 percent of her $1 million shoe collection. Daniel Shak claims that his wife, Beth, never told him about the 1,200 pairs of designer shoes she bought before they divorced three years ago. In response, the former Mrs. Shak said, "He is saying he didn't know the closet in our master bedroom existed."