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Happy Labor Day to my American readers! Enjoy a safe holiday and this bit of random trivia:

Caroline Otero, courtesan, the most sought after woman in all of Europe . She associated herself with the likes of Prince Albert I of Monaco, King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (but this really is not a surprise, now, is it?), Kings of Serbia, and Kings of Spain as well as Russian Grand Dukes Peter and Nicholas, the Duke of Westminster and writer Gabriele DAnnunzio. Six men reportedly committed suicide after their love affairs with Otero ended. Two men fought a duel over her. –She was famed for her voluptuous breasts.

**Forget her breasts, I want that monstrous necklace of hers!