How Much Would You Pay For Bit Of Balloon Boy Lore?
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
Many people pay to own a piece of history. Chunks of the Berlin Wall, for example, were sold in department stores. Soon you could buy a piece of non- history. In 2009, a couple claimed that a six-year-old boy had gone up with a weather balloon, prompting frantic rescue efforts. Turns out there was no boy onboard. It was a hoax. But a Colorado man paid $2,500 dollars for that balloon at auction. In a few months, he'll chop it up and sell off the pieces.
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