Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
In Athens, Georgia there is a tree, known as the Jackson Oak, that is considered to have legal ownership of itself (and the land within an eight foot radius of its trunk); the tree was allegedly given the deed to itself by owner Colonel William Henry Jackson some time in the early 19th century. The tree currently there (grown from an acorn from the original) is the second to grow in the location and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Son of The Tree That Owns Itself’.