Check out an article about him from the BBC News:
Man turns paper clip into house
Here's the timeline of trading followed by Kyle MacDonald:
- On July 14, 2005, he went to Vancouver and traded the paperclip for a fish-shaped pen.
- He then traded the pen the same day for a hand-sculpted doorknob from Seattle, Washington, which he nicknamed "Knob-T."
- He then traveled to Amherst, Massachusetts, with a friend to trade the Knob-T for a Coleman camp stove (with fuel).
- He went to San Clemente, California, and traded the camp stove for a Honda generator.
- He made a second (and successful) attempt (after having the generator confiscated by the New York City Fire Department) in Maspeth, Queens, to trade the generator for an "instant party."
- He traded the "instant party" to Quebec comedian and radio personality Michel Barrette for a Ski-doo snowmobile.
- Within a week of that, he traded the snowmobile for a two-person trip to Yahk, British Columbia.
- The second person on the trip to Yahk traded Kyle a cube van for the privilege.
- He traded the cube van for a recording contract with Metal Works in Toronto.
- He traded the recording contract to Jody Gnant for a year's rent in Phoenix, Arizona.
- He traded the one year's rent in Phoenix, Arizona, for one afternoon with Alice Cooper.
- He traded the one afternoon with Alice Cooper for a KISS motorized snow globe.
- He traded the KISS motorized snow globe to Corbin Bernsen for a role in the film Donna on Demand.
- On or about July 5, 2006, he traded the movie role for a two-story farmhouse in Kipling, Saskatchewan.
Don't forget your tacky knickknacks on Wednesday!