When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

01 June 2008

House proud

On a recent KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight, a business-class passenger stood up and addressed the cabin: "If anyone doesn't want their house, I'll take it," recalls another traveler, Mieke de Boer.

For 56 years, KLM has handed out a coveted souvenir: small ceramic replicas of historically significant houses filled with Dutch gin and topped with a cork. Many people can't get enough of them. The rarest houses -- given only to honeymooners -- can trade for upwards of $1,000.
The Ultimate Dutch Status Symbol: House-Shaped Booze Bottles (Wall Street Journal, 31 May 2008)

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