- This 72,000 square-foot house is listed at $165 million, the highest ever asking price for an American residential property. It includes 41 bedrooms, 8 fireplaces, 29 bedrooms, 3 swimming pools, 22 foot arched ceilings and 1 disco. The house, featured in The Godfather and The Bodyguard, is from the 1920s and sold in 1947 for $120,000. With a view listed as "canyon, pool, treetop," it includes 6.25 acres in the vicinity of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Jeff Bezos of Amazon and David and Victoria Beckham.
- It would take an estimated 10 hours to quickly clean all of the bathrooms.
- Other things that cost $165 million: A Boeing 787 Dreamliner Passenger Jet and NASA's Mars Polar Lander.
- Half the world lives on under two dollars a day.
- Every second child lives in poverty and 1.4 million children die each year from lack of access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation
And by the way, thanks for your patience. I haven't posted recently because of finals week.
Sources: Dec 07 Reader's Digest, poverty facts