Don't you hate it when some people get great, simple ideas to make money or get free stuff on the Internet instead of you? I love this paperclip story! One year ago today he started with a paperclip in Montreal. Today he has a house in Saskatchewan!
My other favotite cool idea belonging to someone else(to the tune of a million bucks) is the Million dollar home page where the guy sold ad space on his home page, a pixel at a time. People fell all over themselves to get on this thing (check out the FAQ). Man some people are smart!