17 February 2008

On the Lighter Side...


ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — A licence plate with nothing but the number “1” on it went for a record $14-million (U.S.) at a charity auction Saturday.

Saeed Khouri, a member of a wealthy Abu Dhabi family, wouldn't say how many automobiles he owned or which of them might carry the record-breaking single-digit plate.

“I bought it because it's the best number,” said Mr. Khouri, whose family made its fortune in real estate. “I bought it because I want to be the best in the world.”

"It's the best number"? Speaking of Abu Dhabi-related occurrences that read like Onion articles, NYU Abu Dhabi set to open in 2010...

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