Instant Index: The Popemobile Up For Auction

Instant Index (2.23.13)

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Pope Benedict's 1999 Volkswagen car, owned before he was elevated to Pope, can be yours if the price is right. The 4 door hatchback car was listed on eBay by that bought the car back in 2005. The car hasn't been back on the road since its first listing. The proceeds from the car sales will go to charity and is estimated to reach up to a $150,000 bid. The proceeds will go to charity.


The video we just can't stop talking about - a lost dog, a good Samaritan and a daring rescue all caught on video. A 3-year-old Nova Scotia Retriever ran away from his home and got himself stuck on the ice on Lake Michigan. It took a helicopter, then a fire boat, and finally a man in a kayak who jumped into the frigid waters to pull the little guy to safety. His owner has resolved to keep him from wandering off again.

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