18th Jun 2008, by Andrew Barr

10 Yetis sees that One Red Paperclip celebrity Kyle McDonald is trading again!

Remember the story of Kyle McDonald, the guy who started off with a simple red paperclip and ended up with a 3 bedroom house following a series of bizarre trades?

Well, his house in Kipling, Canada is now up for trade, and he has absolutely no idea what he wants for it.

He has set a deadline of 11th July, and will trade with somebody after this time, for whatever anybody offers that he wants to accept. The house comes free with a huge red paperclip in the front garden apparently - a must have for this season's avid trader.

The World Record breaking story can be seen at Kyle's website, www.oneredpaperclip.com, which is crammed with information on each trade, as well as all of the millions of press cuttings he has so far received for his tale.

Here's the definitive list of trades Kyle made to make it from one red paperclip to the house (pulled from Wikipedia):

* 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".
* On July 25, 2005, he traveled to Amherst, Massachusetts, with a friend to trade the Knob-T for a Coleman camp stove (with fuel).
* On September 24, 2005, he went to San Clemente, California, and traded the camp stove for a Honda generator, from a U.S. Marine.
* On November 16, 2005, 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": an empty keg, an IOU for filling the keg with the beer of the holder's choice, and a neon Budweiser sign.
* On December 8, 2005, 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, in February 2006.
* On or about January 7, 2006, the second person on the trip to Yahk traded Kyle a cube van for the privilege.
* On or about February 22, 2006, he traded the cube van for a recording contract with Metal Works in Toronto, Canada.
* On or about April 11, 2006, he traded the recording contract to Jody Gnant for a year's rent in Phoenix, Arizona.
* On or about April 26, 2006, he traded the one year's rent in Phoenix, Arizona, for one afternoon with Alice Cooper
* On or about May 26, 2006, he traded the one afternoon with Alice Cooper for a KISS motorized snow globe
* On or about June 2, 2006, he traded the KISS motorized snow globe to Corbin Bernsen for a role in the film Donna on Demand.[9]
* On or about July 5, 2006, he traded the movie role for a two-story farmhouse in Kipling, Saskatchewan.


Great idea. Bad hair. Apparently, his mum stills cuts it for him!

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