Have an extra $1.4 million dollars lying around? Great! Now you can buy an entire town for that handsome sum. Some celebrities own their own islands, but why not be a regular Joe and purchase Pray, Montana, just 30 miles north of Yellowstone Park. The 5-acre village has a population of 197 people and comes with its own post office, a trailer park, killer views and a home owned by the town's unofficial mayor, Barbara Walker. Walker bought the town in 1953, but does not wish to continue being the owner without her husband, who died in 2006. She said that whoever buys Pray will have to "wear many hats," from animal control officer to garbage control and even sheriff.
The town was founded in 1907 and has a general store, now boarded up, that once served as the gathering spot for locals to shop for groceries and talk about who just got married or had a baby; they could even visit the petting zoo that used to be in the back. Walker says she hopes that whoever buys it will restore Pray to its former glory.
By the way, if you happen to purchase the town, you will have some celebrity neighbors, actors Dennis Quaid, Peter Fonda, and Jeff Bridges all have homes in the area.
Almost everyone has a story of being in some public place and hearing someone talking so loudly on his or her phone that they just wanted to scream to get that person to be quiet. Most people find it rude and annoying, but tend to either ignore it or politely ask the person to tone it down. Well one Philadelphia man decided to take a more drastic approach. Eric, who has refused to give his last name, got so fed up with people on his regular bus ride blabbing on their phones, that he used a cell phone jammer to silence them. Eric bought the phone jammer online. Jammers are electronic devices that can cause signals to drop as well as prevent a cell phone from receiving one.
Eric told Philadelphia's NBC affiliate that he's "taken the law into his own hands" and he's "proud of it." Eric also told the station that he's "mad as hell" and not going to take it anymore.
On Twitter, most people are in full support of Eric's action -- one person called him a "hero" and others are saying he's their new favorite "vigilante." Yet, there are a few people who feel Eric has gone too far; one person tweeted that Eric is "too much."
But before you run out and order your very own jammer, consider yourself warned. The FCC says that owning or using a cell phone jammer is illegal.
As far as Eric is concerned, he now says he's planning to destroy his jammer.