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Teenage Lumberjack Swings for Glory
Man Tracks Down Forgetful Ring Owner
High Gas Prices Hit Nevada Brothels
Gusty Wind Steals Gay's 100-Meter Record
A breakup with his wife prompted Australian Ian Usher, 44, to sell everything he owned. His eBay listing included a house, clothes, a car and motorcycle, his job as a rug store assistant, even introductions to his friends. In the end, Usher got about $380,000. It's less than he had hoped for, but he says he isn't disappointed.
Australian's Life Sells for $380,000
Spain Celebrates First Euro Win in 44 Years
Cast Of Thousands Keeps Grand Canyon Humming
Parting Words:Wittgenstein on Language
Homework: Family Road Trips
Blog Fans Join for a Day at the Ballpark
Olympic Swimming Hopefuls Are What They Wear
Captain Fatty Sails the South China Sea
Parting Words: Music Is a Universal Language