Wondering what rich people in the Middle East do with their oil wealth? In Abu Dhabi, they auction off license plates. Just like on Slashdot, the low numbers are highly coveted. One guy paid over $6 million dollars to have number 5. Other high demand numbers are the two-digit numbers, and repeating digits like 11111. The money goes to a government run charity benefiting largely traffic accident victims (too bad we can't get that kind of money for the EFF for Slashdot UIDs!). They say license plate 1 will be auctioned off soon -- how high will the bidding go?
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