Paulo ‘The Alchemist’ Coelho fascinates me….”If you chase your dreams,your dreams will chase you”…Wow !
love visiting his blog…he’s embarking on a spiritual retreat from tomorrow for a few days and will have access to the internet for only 20 minutes everyday…uncanny coincidence !…because I too am doing the same later this week !
Caught my eye was this link on his blog on Napoleon’s penis…what an Investment !…unique,exclusive and cannot be recreated or replicated !…Holding History,literally and figuratively, in your Hands !
Allegedly cut off in 1821 by Napoleon’s Doctor during the autopsy and not well preserved through the years,the Penis was purchased by a New Jersey Urologist in 1977 for US $ 3000…he kept it under his bed!…his daughter has now inherited this ‘relic’ and has been offered US $ 100000
‘Time’ magazine lists the Penis in the Top 10 List of Famous Stolen Body Parts …the List is as below
- Maori Heads
- Santa Claus’ Bones
- Geronimo’s Skull
- Anne Boleyn’s Heart
- Benito Mussolini’s Brain
- Napoleon’s Penis
- Remains of Thomas Paine
- St. Francis Xavier’s Toe
- The Head of King Badu Bonsu II
- The Purloined African
Just Imagine a similar hypothetical Indian Top Ten List of Famous Departed Souls !…wonder whose body part would be a good investment !…or is this a sacrilegious thought !
I’ve categorised this blog under both ‘Investing Themes’ and ‘INVESTOR MISTAKES’ ….depends on whether you think it’s a sacrilegious investment or not !