BBC has an article on a 22-year-old who bought a virtual island for $26,500. Yes, it's "virtual", it is an island that exists in a game called “Project Entropia”.

Evidently the guy plans on making the money back from taxes & fees for hunting (and other things) and real estate sales to other users that want to build virtual homes…..on this virtual island…

“Holy shit….”

That’s about all I come up with for this one. I’m not sure if these people are the biggest idiots in the universe (both this one…and their virtual one)…or smart. Talk about easy real estate to manage, huh?

For the record…I’m leaning towards “the biggest idiots” choice mentioned above.