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Jeff Bezos, the Underwater Spaceship-Saving Billionaire

jeff bezos f-11 engineRunning Amazon is a pretty intense job, but Jeff Bezos does manage to take a little time off now and then.

For instance, right now, he’s on a ship outside Cape Canaveral, along with some giant engines that used to power the Apollo 11 aircraft. He financed the team that just dug them out from the bottom of the Atlantic.

You can read lots more here, and Bezos and team have a trippy video about the expedition that’s all the more amazing because it’s real, and not a James Cameron make-believe movie (make sure to click on the full-screen option for this one).

So here’s your challenge, other billionaires: Can you make your hobbies this interesting for the rest of us?

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus