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A Manhattan restaurant’s $69 hot dog has been declared the world’s most expensive hot dog by the Guinness World Records.

Restaurant Serendipity 3, which also holds the record for the world’s most expensive ice-cream sundae at $1,000 and the largest hot chocolate at four gallons (15 litres), set its latest record on Friday – National Hot Dog Day in the US.

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Dining

Measuring just six inches high, the world’s most expensive pineapple was grown in Cornwall in a glasshouse heated by horse manure.

But while the tiny fruit – cultivated in the pineapple pit at the Lost Gardens of Heligan – may be half the size of the average supermarket pineapple, it carries a much larger than average estimated price tag of £10,000, which covers labour costs, equipment – and urine-soaked hay.

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Music

A violin made by expert Italian craftsman Guarneri del Gesù has gone on sale for $18 million, a sale price that would make it the world’s most expensive musical instrument.

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri, which was made in 1741, three years before the craftsman’s death, has been put up for sale in Chicago through one of the world’s leading traders in rare violins, Bein & Fushi.

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Fashion

The world’s most expensive men’s suit is set to go on sale for almost £600,000 in what has been billed as the “ultimate in luxury fashion”, according to its British designer.

The custom-made suit, made with cashmere wool, silk and diamonds, took more than 600 hours to produce.

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Cars

The world’s most expensive model car – a tiny Bugatti Veyron replica – has been constructed from 24-carat gold, platinum and diamonds, with a price tag of £2 million.

The whopping price is enough to purchase two of the real cars, which are owned by celebrities including ex-American Idol judge Simon Cowell.

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Electronics

Think those old Atari and Nintendo video game catridges you played as a kid that are now gathering dust in the garage were worthless? Think again…

Just as avid football card, comic book and stamp collectors often seek out the “Holy Grail” item – that incredibly rare, hard-to-find, usually expensive piece they have to have before they can officially say their collection is complete – so too do vintage home video game cartridge (“cart”) collectors.

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Cars

A 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic has set a new record to become the most expensive car ever sold.

The Bugatti Veyron may be the world’s most expensive contemporary production car, but even it can’t beat its older sibling.

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Dining

A central London restaurant is offering what it claims is the world’s most expensive omelette.

The restaurant, Boisdale, has put a crab, lobster, asparagus and truffle omelette on its menu, costing about ten times the price of a normal omelette.

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Cars

Authorities around the world have tried different strategies over the years to deter people from reckless driving – hefty fines, loss of licence, and even confiscation of vehicles.

And unfortunately for founder and CEO of Trust International – manufacturers of some of Europe’s best-selling computer peripherals - Michel Perridon, Holland is one of those countries which employs the latter strategy.

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Travel

The 2010 World Expo has opened in the city of Shanghai in what China hopes will be further proof of its rising global influence.

Almost 250 countries and international organisations are showcasing their culture in an event themed around sustainable development.

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