Wednesday, 21 November 2007


That horse-chestnut from the Anne Frank Tree being sold on ebay finally went for $10,240.00

It was not the wisest investment as it turned out, since the tree (due to have been felled today) was granted an eleventh hour stay of execution by an Amsterdam judge who said that the city had not considered other solutions and asked all sides to sit down and come up with alternatives to cutting down the 150-year-old tree.

No doubt the lucky purchaser of the world's most expensive chestnut would now like to see the seller "roasting on an open fire"...

1 comment:

David Weeks said...

Excuse me, but it's 'Sweet' Chestnuts that are roasted on the fire not 'Horse'. Sorry for being so pedantic!