I’ll Finger Wrestle You For Your Checkbook

The winner of a game of rock paper scissors walked away with about $2 million the other day. Japanese businessman Takashi Hashiyama wanted to sell three paintings and couldn’t decide whether they should be auctioned off by Sotheby’s or Christie’s, so he had them write down a weapon — rock, paper, or scissors. Christie’s chose scissors, which beat Sotheby’s paper. The paintings sold for $17.8 million, Christie’s walked away with the $2 million commission, and Hashiyama is hoping the IRS will take him up on his offer of double or nothing on the tax bill by playing eenie meenie minie moe.

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