Author Topic: Handbag ‘smaller than a grain of salt’ sells for over $63,000  (Read 1447 times)

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https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/29/style/mschf-lv-microscopic-bag-auction/index.html

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A minuscule handbag measuring just 657 by 222 by 700 microns (or less than 0.03 inches wide) sold for over $63,000 at an online auction Wednesday.


I'm just dumbfounded that this is a thing.  The owner can't even show it off (let alone use it) because it's too small to be seen!  What's the point??

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Re: Handbag ‘smaller than a grain of salt’ sells for over $63,000
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2023, 01:49:22 PM »
It's still slightly more useful than an NFT, but serves the same purpose. "Proof" that you spent money on something!

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Re: Handbag ‘smaller than a grain of salt’ sells for over $63,000
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2023, 01:49:47 PM »
Probably seen more like a donation to an art collective and you get a neat thing in exchange

And the thing probably cost quite a lot to produce, so you could also consider that it’s supporting micro scale research
« Last Edit: June 29, 2023, 01:51:28 PM by dragoncar »

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Re: Handbag ‘smaller than a grain of salt’ sells for over $63,000
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2023, 02:50:50 PM »
Don't sneeze!

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Re: Handbag ‘smaller than a grain of salt’ sells for over $63,000
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2024, 10:23:35 AM »
Oh crap, DW lost her handbag in the carpet... ;)