05/10/2005: I should check snopes.com before passing this on....
but it's too good not to, regardless of truth. :-) According to Robert X. Cringely® at InfoWorld:
Hello, Delhi: Arkansas businessman John Hammond was searching real estate sites when he found the perfect offshore office, a great house in a posh district of New Delhi. So he transferred $800,000 to the owner’s account in the Caymans and flew to India to inspect his new abode. Unfortunately, someone was already living there -- India’s prime minister. Rumor has it Hammond considered buying the Taj Mahal, but it was too drafty.
Len on 05.10.05 @ 10:22 AM CST