/ 03 March 2021

Apropos of nothing

A favourite sub-genre of news has to be ‘ordinary people who don’t know they have awesomely expensive artwork hanging on their walls’. And it’s happened in New York with a nurse realising she owned a much-missed painting.

Very aware of what she was looking at was actress/director Angelina Jolie. She sold her painting by iconic UK PM Winston Churchill for $14.8 million yesterday – a gift former hubby Brad Pitt bought for her for $3.8 million in 2011.

And Boeing and the Australian Air Force might have lost that lovin’ feeling for Top Guns. A pilotless combat jet they’re working on has been successfully tested in the South Australian outback by a pilot on the ground with an unfulfilled need for speed…

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