Quote Originally Posted by bblhed View Post
You just can't make this up.

In January the California Historical Resources Commission formally claimed, on behalf of the state, about 100 items of property on the surface of the moon having been left behind during the 1969 Apollo 11 landing (since California companies were instrumental in that mission and since only the moon surface itself is off limits to ownership claims under international law). Among the items declared are tools, a flag, bags of food and bags of human waste left by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. [BBC News, 1-30-10]
Gad.
We're dead broke, but we still somehow have to fund this kind of nonsense. Everything imaginable has some kind of agency or commission in this bloated beached whale of a state.
I was born here in Southern California, as were both my parents, but these days I'm a little embarrassed to say so.
/rant

BTW, what if Armstrong and Aldrin decide to lay claim to their own shit?