Australian Family Walking Dog Named Lucky Discovers $24,000 Gold Nugget

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An Australian dog named Lucky has lived up to his name. As the Bendigo Advertiser reports, a family from Bendigo in Victoria were walking their pet on May 12 when they literally stumbled upon a hunk of rock resembling gold on the ground. Experts have confirmed that the 20-ounce nugget is indeed gold, and in its intact state it's worth an estimated $24,000.

A father and his two daughters—who wish to remain anonymous—were taking their dog Lucky for a morning walk when one of the girls hit something with her foot. She noticed it wasn't an ordinary rock, and asked her Dad if it might be gold. He suspected it was and took their find to a nearby supermarket to weigh it on the deli scale.

Weighing over a pound, the gold nugget could earn the family a small fortune if they wish to sell it. The father says he does plan to find a buyer eventually; he had been struggling financially, and he told the Bendigo Advertiser the lucky event "couldn't be better timing."

The family has decided to keep the location of the discovery a secret. They plan to go for more walks in the area in hopes of striking gold twice.

[h/t Bendigo Advertiser]

Now You Can Wear Your Favorite Dunkin' Coffee Flavor as Nail Polish

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Dunkin'

Dunkin'—the coffee chain formerly known as Dunkin' Donuts—is getting into the beauty business. For a limited time, nail polish inspired by Dunkin's flavored coffees will be available at select nail salons across the country.

The nail polish line includes eight freshly brewed shades. Three pay homage to Dunkin's new signature lattes—cocoa mocha, caramel craze, and blueberry crisp—and three are inspired by the seasonal Baskin-Robbins ice cream-flavored coffees: butter pecan, pistachio almond fudge, and banana split. Nail polishes in Dunkin's iconic pink and orange color palette are also available.

The collection is a collaboration between Dunkin' and the vegan-friendly nail polish company Lauren B. Beauty. While supplies last, the products will be available at certain nail salons in 10 cities where Dunkin' operates, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Boston. Each purchase of the branded nail polish comes with a $3 Dunkin' gift card. To see if a salon in your area is participating, check out the map below.

Dunkin' isn't the first fast food chain to release its own nail polish line. In 2016, KFC released edible "finger-licking" nail polish that, yes, tasted like chicken.

International Museum Day Is Coming. This Interactive World Map Shows What's Happening in Your Area

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On Saturday, May 18, museums around the world are hosting special events for International Museum Day 2019. To see which institutions in your area are participating, check out the interactive map below.

The International Council of Museums has organized a day to celebrate the cultural importance of museums every year since 1977. Museums can mark International Museum Day with longer hours, discounted admission fees, and special tours and exhibits. While some museums observe the day only on May 18, others make it a week-long event.

Every International Museum Day has a different theme, and this year's theme is “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition." In France, over 1000 museums will stay open late on May 18, and in Egypt, museums will be free all day. Museum-goers in the U.S. will be able to find events at places like the Penn Museum in Philadelphia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

The International Council of Museums organized the interactive map below to keep track of which museums are participating. Only institutions that have submitted their own information are included, so if your favorite museum isn't on the map, it's still worth getting in touch with them to ask if they're doing something special for the day.

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