Friday, October 10, 2008

Jefferson had the Louisiana Purchase

A student alerts me to this story:

Iceland for sale on eBay

LONDON (Reuters) - Great scenery and wildlife but financial situation in need of repair -- collect in person. Iceland, which is going cap in hand to Russia for a 4 billion euro loan to bail out its failed banks, was offered for sale as a wholesale lot on eBay on Friday.

Bidding started at 99 pence but had reached 10 million pounds by mid-morning on Friday.

Globally renowned singer Bjork was "not included" in the sale, according to the notice.

Rumor has it there is a bidder waiting in the wings with $700 billion in his wallet.