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Girl Scouts Conned Obama Into Wearing Tiara

Some people will do anything for a Thin Mint

(Newser) - "Here’s the general rule: You don’t put stuff on your head if you’re president," President Obama once told the Navy football team when it offered him a helmet. "That’s Politics 101. You never look good wearing something on your head." That general... More »

Crowning Blooper: Airport Finds Tiara, Decides to Sell It

Duchess Argyll spots it in auction catalog six years later

(Newser) - When Glascow airport workers discovered a diamond tiara in lost luggage in 2006, officials made a surprising decision. Instead of trying to discover who owned the tiara, they sold it and other jewels (worth, it turns out, $157,000) found in the same bag to a local dealer for a... More »

Tiaras Go to Your Head

Headpieces take top honors as status symbols

(Newser) - Tiaras are this year's must-have adornment, with price tags that start at $9.99 and top out north of $400,000, the AP reports. Hello Kitty wore hers to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and girly girls of all ages—especially those with money to burn—find that the trend... More »

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