Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I'd Give You the Moon

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I love NPR. I'm lucky in that I get to listen to it at my desk while I work. I always hear the most interesting stories. Well, not too long ago, they had a story about a man who claims to have found a loophole in lunar real estate. That's right. Lunar.

Allegedly, this man filed some sort of claim on the moon which no one contested. So, he started selling off lunar real estate in parcels. This is especially big in Israel for some reason. People in Israel are buying up large parcels in order to be ready for possible colonization of the moon. This whole concept fascinated me. I went to the website of the company and, sure enough, all the information was there. You can buy lunar property in one acre parcels and you get a deed and a map that shows where your plot is located. Although I seriously doubt that this whole scheme will ever hold water, I thought it would make a fun Valentine's gift. So, I bought Gary land on the moon for Valentine's Day. The package arrived yesterday and since Gary gets the mail, he saw it. He was so curious about it that I let him go ahead and have it.

Now, if anyone asks him what he got for Valentine's Day, he can tell them that I gave him the moon.

1 comment:

Genevieve said...

very cute! I heard this story, too.