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Updated: 2013-03-25 17:01

(China Daily)

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London museum shudders at fallout from planned heavy metal gig

London's famed Victoria and Albert Museum has canceled an experimental concert by extreme metal band Napalm Death, fearing the noise level could damage the 104-year-old building. Ceramic artist Keith Harrison from the V&A, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, collaborated with Napalm Death on a set to be played through a sculptural sound system which would disintegrate under decibel stress.

Chinese bowl found at garage sale in New York fetches millions

A 1,000-year-old Chinese bowl that was bought for a few dollars at a garage sale in New York state sold for more than $2.2 million at auction on Tuesday. An unnamed New York family bought the "Ding" bowl, which is from the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), for no more than $3 in 2007 and displayed it on a mantelpiece with no idea as to its real worth, Sotheby's said.

Highwire stuntman ready to tiptoe across the Grand Canyon

Aerialist Nik Wallenda plans to cross the Grand Canyon in June on a tightrope 1,500 feet (457 meters) in the air, without a safety harness - a feat that will be televised live. Wallenda said he would traverse a remote section of crimson-hued canyon owned by the Navajo Nation in what will be his first major stunt since he last year became the only person to walk a wire over the brink of Niagara Falls.