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The story goes like this: when Apple CEO Steve Jobs won an abandoned mineral mine in western Australia in a poker game from late Australian publishing and gaming tycoon Kerry Packer, he reportedly asked that the first advertisement capable of being seen from space be created there. Two years later, and what do you know, it looks like an iPod. It's huge—the iPod image covers 220.7 acres. See it yourself on Google local.

Apparently when you have billions to burn, even the most absurd projects are within the realm of possibility. But then Apple's 30th birthday is coming up next month, so maybe they'll just write it off on the ad budget.

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