Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Markets In Everything: Naming Rights for Bats

INDIANAPOLIS - Searching for a truly original holiday gift, one that could bestow a bit of immortality on a loved one or a friend?

If so, Purdue University has the goods: The school is auctioning the naming rights to seven newly discovered bats and two turtles. Winning bidders will be able to link a relative, friend or themselves to an animal's scientific name for the ages.

Last year, Conservation International auctioned the naming rights to 10 new fish species during a gala "Blue Auction" in Monaco that raised more than $2 million for the Washington, D.C.-based conservation group. The highest winning bid was $500,000 for the honor of naming a new species of "walking" shark.

Thanks to Sanil Kori.


At 12/18/2008 1:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, there is a BUSINESS trying to do this exact same thing, with some interesting species up for sale.

Check out!! (( Better to support a firm, no? ))

At 12/19/2008 10:16 AM, Blogger Monkeesfan said...

As it's coming from Indianapolis, I propose naming a bat Peyton Manning.


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