Alex Tew, creator of the Million Dollar homepage, has a new web hit on his hands, after creating online game "Sock and Awe" in homage to the Iraqi journalist who threw a pair of shoes at US President George Bush.
The objective of the game is to hit George Bush in the face with a carefully aimed shoe as he ducks and dives around the screen. So far, 47,171,895 shoes have successfully hit Bush in the face.
Free game downloads at the PC Advisor Games Zone.
Iraqi reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi hurled two shoes at the US president during a press conference on December 14.
24-year-old London web designer Tew created the site and swiftly sold it on eBay for £5,215. The buyer was a company called Fubra, which put adverts on the site, and claims it quickly made its money back.
"We built SockandAwe.com just for fun (and partly as a promo for our start-up, PopJam) but had no idea it would become quite so popular. So, now we are selling it because a) we don't really know what to do with it, b) we can recover some of the hosting costs (plus pizza and beer costs!), and c) the money will be useful for our little four-man start-up," Tew wrote on the eBay auction page.
"It went explosively viral around the world and we didn't really expect it to do that," he said.
"We've spent the last three days trying to keep the servers alive and we're meant to be working on our other main startup PopJam. So we whacked it on eBay," he added.
Tew supposedly made a million dollars with his Million Dollar homepage.
The top 10 Bush-whacking countries are:
- United States
- United Arab Emirates
- Saudi Arabia
- United Kingdom