News travels slowly, sometimes. In 2003 the Ig Nobel Prize in economics was awarded jointly to Karl Schwärzler and the nation of Liechtenstein, for making it possible to rent the entire country for corporate conventions, weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other gatherings.
Today, April 16, 2011, The Guardian (and other news organizations), aided by a press release, reports:
Liechtenstein for hire at $70,000 a night
The principality of Liechtenstein has decided to make itself available to private clients, from $70,000 (£43,000) a night, complete with customised street signs and temporary currency. It’s a big step for the country best known for its tax-haven status and exporting false teeth…
BONUS: Where would you go to find “pasty polymerizable dental compounds and method for producing the same“? Liechtenstein, of course. See US patent application #2010/0286293 for details.