Off topic: Holiday weight gain, box-office flops, birds and anting, art-auction aftermath

Exploring holiday weight gain, which may not be as bad for you as you think. The biggest box-office flops — some of which also destroyed careers or movie companies. Birds engage in “anting,” and nobody knows why. And what happens after one spends $450 million on art possibly painted by Leonardo da Vinci.


Photo: “Salvator Mundi,” a 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci, has sold for $450.3 million in New York, blazing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie’s said on Nov. 15, 2017. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

 
 

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