But now consider this: According to The Washington Post, Virginia native Jeremiah Heaton recently researched the Internet in search of an unowned piece of land.
And he succeeded, coming across an 800-square-mile desert patch near the border of Egypt and Sudan.
Heaton subsequently obtained permission from Egyptian authorities to travel to the locale and was actually welcomed there by the local residents, who refers to the area as Bir Tawil.
Heaton then planted a blue flag that his kids designed on a rocky hill, called the desert patch the “Kingdom of North Sudan” and crowned hits seven-year old daughter, Emily, its Princess.
This is not a nickname. Emily Heaton is now an actual princess. At least more than most toddler.
"I wanted to show my kids I will literally go to the ends of the earth to make their wishes and dreams come true," Jeremiah told the newspaper.
Heaton (who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2012) is seeking approval from the African Union and is hoping that neighboring countries will allow him to officially make this region his very own nation.
Ray Tomlinson was driving across the country with his girlfriend and his elderly mother. Not far into the 1,900-mile trip, Tomlinsonâs girlfriend died in the passenger seat, but he decided not to stop.
Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday that the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 flew along the southern corridor and its last location was in the Southern Indian Ocean west of Perth. He said the families of the 239 people on the flight, missing since March 8, have been informed.