The Kingdom of North Sudan


This story is strangely charming:

When Jeremiah Heaton trekked across the desert and planted a flag in an 800-square-mile patch of land between Egypt and Sudan in June, he staked a claim to the area, calling it his “Kingdom of North Sudan.” He said he wanted the barren, craggy swath so his 7-year-old daughter Emily could be a princess, and he vowed to start an agricultural center there.

A little kooky, but definitely charming.

What dad doesn’t want to make his little girl a princess — but how many actually travel to the desert with a makeshift flag to try and make it happen?