from the urls-we-dig-up dept
The new nouveau riche might not be that interested in Maseratis and yachts. New millionaires (or billionaires) are buying stuff like electric sports cars and trips into space. Here are a few more super-expensive items to add to your shopping list, if you have the means.
- If you’ve ever wanted your own aircraft carrier, the Royal Navy’s HMS Ark Royal will be auctioned off later this year. Aircraft and accessories not included. [url]
- For about $5 million, drug smugglers constructed a very sophisticated stealth submarine with a cargo bay capable of carrying 9 tons of illegal goods. This custom sub has no steel in its hull and has electric motors that make it nearly silent and hard to track at sea. It might also be able to make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. [url]
- Qatar is developing “artificial clouds” for a cool half million bucks — to keep its 2022 World Cup stadium comfortable and shady. It’s really just some huge helium-filled blimps that are designed to cast a big shadow…. [url]
- To discover more interesting consumer-info stuff, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.