It turns out that one of the original Steinert sons had built Steinert Hall as a way for local pianists to come jam and show off the store's pianos, but he closed it when it became too costly to bring it up to code ... 60 years ago. This kick-ass stage has been hanging out under everyone's feet ever since, waiting for the right excruciatingly precious indie troubadour to discover it and call it home.
Couple Finds $10 Million in Their Backyard
Treasure hunting is actually a legitimate career, even if it causes your dad to hastily change subjects whenever your name is brought up. But while most treasure hunters might spend thousands (if not millions) on sophisticated equipment and travel to exotic locations in search of lost fortunes, one Sierra Nevada couple had a decidedly less dramatic tale.
Seriously. There's not even a douchey real-estate developer or pirate legend with a porn name.
Did they use top-of-the-line metal detectors and scour historical maps for clues? Nope. They were playing with their dog in the yard and noticed the corner of a coffee can poking out of the ground. Instead of using special excavation equipment to preserve the treasure, the pair dug it out of the ground with a stick and discovered that the can was filled with $20 gold coins, dated from the 19th century. The couple kept digging anticlimactically and unearthed a total of eight cans containing nearly 1,500 coins. All said, they had the coins appraised at roughly $10 goddamn million. The world waits with bated breath for the 45-second blockbuster movie detailing the discovery of this lost lucre.
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