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Billionaire Sheikh Writes His Name in an Island so it Can be Seen From Space

Billionaire Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, 63, needed something on which to spend his vast fortune (we all know you can’t just have tons of money sitting around doing nothing), so he hired a crew to dig his name into the sand on an island he owns, called Al Futaisi. The name is two miles across, and the carved letters, which spell “HAMAD,” are a kilometer high. The name is so large that it can be seen from space, and the “H,” first “A,” and a bit of the “M” have been turned into waterways.

It seems the fleet of over 200 hundred cars Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan owns (seven of which are Mercedes 500 SELs painted in the colors of the rainbow) that is housed in a custom-built pyramid just wasn’t enough, and he really wanted aliens to know who he was.

(The Sun via Gizmodo)

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