Theyre selling what they claim is the worlds largest ball of Scotch tape a beach ball-sized globe made from 1000 rolls of clear tape.
Tuong Tieu says he and a co-worker formed the ball off-and-on for the past five years, one roll at a time.
They even commemorated the ball at each 100 roll increment by drawing a mural on it.
Tieu says the ball doesnt bounce, but it rolls well.
He also says hes often asked if he pilfered the 1000 rolls from his companys office supply cabinet, but he says only the first 13 rolls were company property the rest were purchased with their own funds.
Opening bids started at a penny, and, as of last week, reached $405, but Tieu estimates that the value of the tape that went into creating the ball cost about $1000.
(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
Copyright © 2005 Wireless Flash News Inc. All rights reserved. Wireless Flash® and FlashNews® are registered trademarks of Wireless Flash News Inc.