The Telegraph reports that over 1.2 million people had entered the global online lottery for the 17,500 available tickets for the late Michael Jackson's memorial service, 24 hours after the website for applications opened.
Applications are being received at a rate of around 50,000 per hour, or more than 800 per minute.
Doubtless many of these free tickets will end up being sold by touts.
Good luck to the police trying to control the crowd at the service!
In other news, it seems that (in order to facilitate further tests) Jackson's body will be buried without its brain.