October 24, 1969

On October 24, 1969, actor Richard Burton bought his wife Elizabeth Taylor a 69-carat Cartier diamond ring for $1.5 million, which would be worth around $10.6 million dollars today. This just goes to show that number 1, love is expensive, and number 2, men are just like those birds that have to give a pretty shiny to their mate to get sex. It’s nature. Don’t fight it.

And number 3, even a 69-carat diamond and a 50-carat pearl can't overcome years of heavy drinking and fighting. They should've tried Sharing Twisted-History. It works better and it's also a lot cheaper.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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