Headline: "Balloon boy's father 'wanted TV fame before world ends in 2012.'"
Quote: "Mr Thomas's lawyer, Linda Lee, claimed: "Heene believes the world is going to end in 2012. Because of that he wanted to make money quickly, become rich enough to build a bunker or something underground, where he can be safe from the sun exploding.""
Next time your friend is going to invent an elaborate get-rich-quick scheme to gain glory and a supernova-resistant underground bunker (?), send him here first.