13. Laura made a bid for Dan
Dan and Laura Dotson have proved that sometimes you can mix business with pleasure. They first met in 1996, but Laura had spotted Dan at various auctions before then and knew instantly that he was the man she was going to marry. Four months later, moreover, she fell pregnant, and the auctioneers have remained partners ever since.
12. Dan nearly met his maker
However, the Dotsons had a huge scare in 2014 when Dan was given just a slim chance of surviving a double brain aneurysm. Thankfully, the auctioneer’s surgery proved to be successful, and he was back at his California home just a week later. And following his brush with death, Dan packed in smoking after a 40-year habit.