Antique Ring Containing Charlotte Brontë’s Hair Valued at $26,000

Antique Ring Containing Charlotte Brontë’s Hair Valued at $26,000

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Celebrity hair collectors are in mourning today; leather jacket-clad professors, archeologists, and overzealous superfans bow their heads. Yet another treasure has been taken off the strand search list—none other than the long-sought-after braided lock of English novelist and poet, Charlotte Brontë. This news comes via an episode of Antiques Roadshow where a woman appeared on the show with a ring inscribed with the words “C. Brontë” on it (along with the date the writer died).     The show’s appraiser, Geoffrey Munn spoke with a woman who found the ring in her late father in law’s attic hidden inside a mysterious box. Clearly, the man …

How’s the Terrifying Girl from ‘The Ring’ Doing? Very Well, Is the Answer!

How’s the Terrifying Girl from ‘The Ring’ Doing? Very Well, Is the Answer!

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According to AOL, the scary girl from The Ring (2002) looks different now.   Well, if you’re not familiar with the scary girl and her spooky things, let me make a short throwback for you. The thread of The Ring can be traced back to a Japanese mystery-horror novel by Koji Suzuki in 1991. With the big success the novel produced, the story was adapted into a 1995 film Ring: Kanzenban, a TV series Ring: The Final Chapter, a 1998 film Ring, a South Koran film The Ring Virus, and finally an American version The Ring.   No matter how the story is adapted, the …