Guy Auctions Rock That Crushed House

'Rocky' being sold to benefit earthquake fund
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2011 9:13 AM CST
The winner of the auction will get to have their picture taken with Rocky, and, if they like, they can take it home.   (Trade Me)

(Newser) – A New Zealand man whose home was destroyed in the Christchurch earthquake is auctioning off the 25-ton boulder responsible. Phil Johnson put "Rocky," which bounced down a hill and crashed into his house, up for sale on an auction site as a landscape feature that will "enhance your 'indoor outdoor' flow considerably," the New Zealand Herald reports. He plans to donate the proceeds to an earthquake relief fund.

The bids are up to almost $1,000, although delivery is definitely not included. Johnson tells the Herald that his fingers have been getting a workout dealing with all the replies—"which is lucky because my gym's been destroyed." His favorite so far: "I'm a single woman and would like to know if Rocky is interested in a serious relationship. Here are some of the traits of my ex, eg, no personality, stoned all the time, sits on his arse and does nothing and I guarantee the TV remote is under him somewhere."

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