Iran tried to warn us. You laughed, I laughed. We all laughed.

Who’s laughing now?

Israelis own 10 percent of the privately owned area on the moon, according to Tom Wegner, a spokesman for Crazyshop, a company that sells plots of moon land to private individuals in Israel.

About 10,000 Israelis have purchased moon property since it became available in 2000. Of the 10 million acres sold worldwide, 1 million are owned by residents of Israel, Wegner said Wednesday…

The United Nations’ Outer Space Treaty banned states from purchasing land in space, but allowed individual citizens to purchase land, said Movshovitz.

As a result, it is possible that in the near future NASA will have to buy land from the private property owners, enabling them to demand large sums for their plots.

Supposedly, sales spiked last month when NASA announced plans to build a moon base. People are speculating in lunar real estate. Heh. Here’s the Crazyshop website; get in while you can.

I guess if you share a zip code with Saudi Arabia and Iran, the moon doesn’t sound like a bad place to be. Ah well — time for the Arabs to update the covers of their hate lit.

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Update: Iran has issued a statement announcing that Mohammed was, in fact, born in the Sea of Tranquility and that he built the first mosque on precisely those 1 million acres owned by Israelis.

Update: Johnny Dollar has video of the cosmic fireworks spotted over Denver this morning. NORAD claims it was a Russian rocket booster burning up. My theory? A magic missile.

Click the image to watch.

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Update: Verum Serum at last sees hope for a Palestinian state.

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