We are all guilty of sometimes spending money on ridiculous things that often make us feel guilty or silly. If you have ever felt that way, then I am sure this post will you make you feel better or make you want to auction your life on eBay.
While some people have to struggle to make ends meet, some others just sit home wondering what to do with all the money they have amassed over time and in most cases, the result is something out of this world. Well, it could also be bored and desperate people who really need to make fast cash.
Hawks on Board
An Arab prince reportedly paid for plane tickets for his 80 hawks as seen posted by this Reddit user. The photo shows dozens of the birds, each in its own seat in the central rows of the aircraft and men in traditional Saudi headdresses occupy any other seat not taken by a bird.
Apparently, some airlines permit hawks on board, but 80 hawks? While this might seem unbelievable, this is really not unachievable, especially if you are flying to or from the Middle East, where falconry is a popular pastime of the wealthy.
Life for Sale
Once upon a time, an Australian sold his life, friends, and possessions on eBay for $380,000. Ian Usher had reportedly just separated from his wife when he put up his life for auction on eBay. “Who would be so silly to literally buy a life” many thought. However, it turned out there were so many “life-buyers” that the highest bidder for Ian’s life offered to pay him $380,000. He has reportedly started a new life after buying an island in the Caribbean where he stays with his girlfriend and according to him, he is happier now than ever.
Many of us are thankful for the free things in life, such as water, the sun, the air we breathe and so on, but not Angeles Duran, at least she does not think one of those things are free. In fact, she claimed ownership of the Sun, even going further to state that she was going to bill everyone in the world who uses the sun.
And the money she makes, she says she will give half of the proceeds to the Spanish government – and 20 percent to the nation’s pension fund.
Then 10% would be dedicated to research, another 10% to ending world hunger and she would keep the remaining 10% to herself.
A few years later, Maria took her craziness to a whole new level when she began selling plots of the sun on eBay for €1 (73p) per metre square. she received a devastating blow to her business when the online auction house blocked her account.
First Class Ticket for a Hat
Paul David Hewson popularly referred to as Bono once paid for a first class ticket for his hat after realizing he had forgotten it at an airport. The 1,000 pounds (approximately $1,600) he paid, reportedly covered for a first-class ticket to Bologna, a chauffeured driver from the airport to the concert location.
Well, desperate times call for desperate measures, you would say!
A Kiss From Sharon Stone
It’s common to have people obsessed with celebrities, but what is not common is shelling out thousands of dollars just to have a 45-second kiss with your favourite celebrity.
This was the case with a Sharon Stone fan, Joni Rimm who paid $50,000 for a kiss with the actress. Although it was later realised to be a stunt for charity, many fans would do anything to be in Joni’s shoes, wouldn’t you?
Expensive Ice Cubes
Ice cubes are pretty easy and cheap to make, right? But not if you’re having the Gläce Luxury Ice Co. bag which contains 50 ice cubes and is being sold for $325. The ice cubes which reportedly last longer and are healthier than the hand-made ones in your fridge is sold at high-end bars to really rich folks who love their ice luxurious.
Would you pay this much for a bag of 50 ice cubes?