Ayers Rock, the Australian tourist sensation has been bought on HeBay by a U.S. businessman. The rock, which goes red in the sunrise and sunset like all other rocks, is understood to have sold for a trillion dollars to an anonymous American bidder.
Millions of holidaymakers look at it each year and then go on to Alice Springs to look at nothing. The rock also known as Uluru is one of Australia's most recognisable natural landmarks.
The sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high, rising 863 m (2,831 ft) above sea level with most of its bulk lying underground, and has a total circumference of 9.4 km (5.8 mi). Both Uluru and the nearby Kata Tjuta formation have great cultural significance for the A?angu people, the traditional inhabitants of the area, who lead walking tours to inform visitors about the local flora and fauna, bush foods and the Aboriginal dreamtime stories of the area.
Asked why he had bought it, the businessman replied, "Why not".