Legal pic of the day

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By Thomas Connelly on

A photo of a couple dividing their ‘Beanie Babies’ collection in court is the top trending story on Imgur today


This photograph, taken inside a US courtroom in 1999, has amassed over two million views on Reddit and Imgur since it was posted this morning.

It’s not clear why user “lowspeedlowdrag” decided to post the image today, but its popularity has clearly vindicated the decision.

In the photo, a divorcing couple can be seen dividing their Beanie Babies collection under the supervision of a judge. The soft plastic bean-filled toy grew in popularity in the early 90s. With supplies of the toy deliberately limited by manufacturer TY, Beanie Babies quickly became collectors’ items.

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