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Thousands Sign Bizarre Petition Urging Jeff Bezos To Buy The 'Mona Lisa'—And Then Eat It

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Billionaires tend to be on the receiving end of a lot of bizarre requests from fans, but a recent petition circulating about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos threatens to proverbially take the cake.

A change.org petition is urging the multi-billionaire to purchase the legendary Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum in Paris, France, and consume it.

Not consume it like "buy it," consume it, like, "eat it."






The petition does not offer more of an explanation than this:

"Nobody has eaten the Mona Lisa and we feel jeff bezos needs to take a stand and make this happen."





Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa is currently valued somewhere in the neighborhood of £42 billion, which is $59.2 billion or €48.8 billion.

Bezos' net worth is somewhere around $193.4 billion so he would be able to purchase it for less than half of his total amassed fortune. He has also been known to fork over gratuitous sums of money for strange purchases, spending about $41 million on a 500 ft tall clock that ticks once a year and is powered by the day and night thermal cycles.





Bezos himself has obviously not commented on this petition, as it has a relatively small amount of signatures, but this could become a popular alternative for him should the progressive "Eat The Rich" moniker become less of an idiom and more a reality.