This kind of Google-gaming isn’t new. It even has its own name: it’s known as “Google-bombing.” In most cases, it consists of people trying to rig the search engine so that the number one result for the term “miserable failure” is a photo of President George Bush (for example), by mentioning and linking those things in as many blog posts as possible. In the case of Captain Caucasian, the lead singer of the band happens to be a DJ in Austin, Texas who goes by the name Bobby Bones, and he mentioned his desire to be the number one search on the radio. Apparently some fans heard his plea.
- a small earth globe signed by 9 astronauts
- rare books bound in rubies and other precious stones
- an early edition of Chaucer
- the chandelier from the Bond film Die Another Day
- the Bills of Mortality from London in 1665
- an instruction manual for the Saturn V rocket
- a 300-million-year old trilobite fossil
- the original hand prop from the TV show The Addams Family
- a hand-painted “celestial atlas” from 1660
- an original copy of The Nuremberg Chronicle, from 1493
- a working version of a Nazi-era Enigma machine
That’s apparently just a taste of what Walker’s 3,600-square-foot library contains, according to Levy, who says he is the first journalist to get a tour. I would give my right arm to have a few hours in there.