Is this rock worth $15 million?

There are 10 comments on the WLUK-TV Green Bay story from Nov 14, 2012, titled Is this rock worth $15 million?. In it, WLUK-TV Green Bay reports that:

Geneva's jewelry auctions, held in five-star hotels along its elegant lakefront, can seem a continent if not a world away from the grim austerity gripping much of Europe.

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#1 Nov 14, 2012
would it make a pot of stone soup?

Once upon a time, somewhere in post-war Eastern Europe, there was a great famine in which people jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day a wandering soldier came into a village and began asking questions as if he planned to stay for the night.

"There's not a bite to eat in the whole province," he was told. "Better keep moving on."

"Oh, I have everything I need," he said. "In fact, I was thinking of making some stone soup to share with all of you." He pulled an iron cauldron from his wagon, filled it with water, and built a fire under it. Then, with great ceremony, he drew an ordinary-looking stone from a velvet bag and dropped it into the water.

By now, hearing the rumor of food, most of the villagers had come to the square or watched from their windows. As the soldier sniffed the "broth" and licked his lips in anticipation, hunger began to overcome their skepticism.

"Ahh," the soldier said to himself rather loudly, "I do like a tasty stone soup. Of course, stone soup with cabbage -- that's hard to beat."

Soon a villager approached hesitantly, holding a cabbage he'd retrieved from its hiding place, and added it to the pot. "Capital!" cried the soldier. "You know, I once had stone soup with cabbage and a bit of salt beef as well, and it was fit for a king."

The village butcher managed to find some salt beef ... and so it went, through potatoes, onions, carrots, mushrooms, and so on, until there was indeed a delicious meal for all. The villagers offered the soldier a great deal of money for the magic stone, but he refused to sell and traveled on the next day. The moral is that by working together, with everyone contributing what they can, a greater good is achieved.
Parden pard

Bath, PA

#2 Nov 14, 2012
Yes,Yes,,,Blah,blah,,,,ummmm,? what kind of magic stone was it,,,???

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

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#3 Nov 14, 2012
damn i wish I knew they held the auction , I would have made a bid or two

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#4 Nov 14, 2012
i almost had it but kobe bryant outbid me ... musta got caught again ...

Since: Aug 08

Buffalo, NY

#5 Nov 14, 2012
... my grandmother had a soup stone ... she said it was good luck and it put a little flavor in it from the last home made soup ... it hung by the stove all the time ... wonder what happened to that old soup stone ...

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

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#6 Nov 14, 2012
GMGMIKE wrote:
... my grandmother had a soup stone ... she said it was good luck and it put a little flavor in it from the last home made soup ... it hung by the stove all the time ... wonder what happened to that old soup stone ...
little Davey found it and used it in his sling shot and slew himself a Philly
DILF

Medford, NY

#7 Nov 14, 2012
No.

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Since: Nov 07

"you get back what you give"

#8 Nov 14, 2012
Cannot tell by that single photo. I would need to examine it, loop it, test it, do a few more tests. Then perhaps I could say Yea or Nay.
What drives a bid so high on such things? Many reasons, is it one of a kind, can that certain market bear the price, how many want it, etc.
I wouldn't mind holding it.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#9 Nov 14, 2012
Well, it can be used to pick 15 million different hot chicks, I'm sure.
Parden pard

Bath, PA

#10 Nov 14, 2012
Simply_Red wrote:
Cannot tell by that single photo. I would need to examine it, loop it, test it, do a few more tests. Then perhaps I could say Yea or Nay.
What drives a bid so high on such things? Many reasons, is it one of a kind, can that certain market bear the price, how many want it, etc.
I wouldn't mind holding it.
Forget the stone,,,I wouldn't mind holding something of yours,,,,,

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