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Dinner Party Download: Cain's campaign video, John Lennon's tooth, the history of the microwave




According to Omega Auction House, John Lennon's tooth is worth more than many cars.
According to Omega Auction House, John Lennon's tooth is worth more than many cars.
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This week's conversation starters: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has a campaign video that's gone viral. John Lennon's tooth will be auctioned off Nov. 5 and it's expected to sell for $16,000. And back in 1945, the microwave oven was accidentally invented. Naturally, popcorn was the first food to go under the waves.

Watch Herman Cain's campaign video: