By Gregory MonePosted 12.18.2007 at 11:32 am 6 Comments
Real estate prices may be dropping domestically, but on the Moon they're still climbing. The investment bank UBS released a report concluding that lunar land prices have risen 40 percent since the start of 2007. The costs vary, with some sources claiming the high was $37 per acre in December 2005 and others saying a chunk of land will cost you as little as $56.
Whether anyone will really be able to lay claim to these plots one day is a big question, but apparently that hasn't stopped people from buying them. The king of space real estate, Dennis Hope, of the Lunar Embassy USA, claims to have sold 3.5 million parcels on the Moon and other planets.—Gregory Mone
By Gregory MonePosted 11.30.2007 at 11:53 am 0 Comments
A strange story coming out of South Korea about an exploding mobile phone that killed a 33-year-old man turned out to be a lie. Surely some people do worry about killer cell phones, but they're probably thinking more along the lines of cancer or some distraction-induced accident—texting while driving, for example, and not seeing an oncoming car.
But an exploding battery? The story seemed improbable, and now one of the victim's co-workers has confessed that he accidentally killed the man while backing up a construction vehicle. All the details haven't emerged yet, but it looks like the co-worker tried to use the exploding phone to dodge the blame.—Gregory Mone