Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Prime Number

He’s Got A Lot On His Plate

A license plate with nothing but the number "1" on it went for a record $13.5 million at a charity auction in the United Arab Emirates on the weekend. Saeed Khouri said: “I bought it because it's the best number. I bought it because I want to be the best in the world." The record sale surpassed the $6.8 million that was paid for an Emirati licence plate at an earlier auction with the number "5" on it.

FOOTNOTE: Number one on the hit parade.

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11 comments:

Kimberly said...

That man must have had a very sad childhood or something, needing that kind of validation.

BarnGoddess said...

cool pic!

omg, 6.8 mil? that is completely nuts.....

BarnGoddess said...

oops I meant 6.8 is nuts but 13.5 mil is wayyyyyyy out there!

I cannot type or think today...

Seamus said...

Frankly I'd prefer the number 7!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I'll have a number 3. A big strange to spend all that money on a number one, perhaps he thinks he is so incredibly important!

Crystal xx

Kathryn said...

Well. At least it was for charity, right?

katydidnot said...

ugh. ridiculous! think what that $13 million could do for some good cause.

Max-e said...

I have heard of big egos before, but this is the winner - definitely a case of more money than brains

Lori said...

Amazing. I can't even begin to fathom that.

Mima said...

What on earth was going through that man's head? He must have serious self-confidence issues.

D... said...

Someone obviously has more money than sense. :O