Friday 24 May 2019

12 single square metres of land on Earth that people would like to own

From a London toll point to a 163 spot in the Burj Khalifa.

(Carey Tompsett/PA and Rui Vieira/PA)
(Carey Tompsett/PA and Rui Vieira/PA)

By Edd Dracott, Press Association

If you were legally allowed to acquire a one square metre of land for free, anywhere on Earth, where would you choose and what would you do with it?

It’s probably not a question you’ve considered before, but on Reddit it’s exactly what people are discussing – here are 12 of the best options users came up with.


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2. From user bastugubbar

“Choose the headquarters of whatever company and put it right in the most inconvenient spot and see how much they’ll pay to take it from me.”

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4. From user MeetMeInAzabu

“I would claim the exact spot where Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico meet, known as Four Corner Monument.

“Not only would I own property in four states at once, but I could charge tourists for entry into my tiny tiny yet exclusive country of UCAN-istan.”

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6. From user vancouverbrian

“Middle of a runway at a international airport they either pay me stupid rent or I build a tall a** pole.”

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8. From user TooMad

“Times Square, a billboard.”

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10. From user BoboHodo

“I’d buy a square of the sidewalk on the Walk of Fame and give myself a star.”

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12. From user NowhereManByNight

“Exactly around either the throne in the House of Lords, or the Speaker’s seat in the House of Commons.

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“Not only would the value be astronomical, but I could sit and either pretend to be king, or be as annoying as possible to the 650 ***** who work in there.”

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