I hate even bringing up anything to do with PR and all that, but sometimes I run into stuff with such a 'what the hell?!' factor that I just can't help myself.
I was trying to go to Google's video site and mistakenly typed in googlevideo.com instead of video.google.com.
At first I was just a little surprised that somebody other than Google owned the domain. Then I read their disclaimer about being non profit and all that and found that somewhat amusing. But when I looked at the PR and saw a big fat 5, I literally laughed out loud.
Here's a page with no content -there are literally 25 lines in the whole HTML document, they have no inbound links (ok, 6), and you don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce why this non-commercial, non-profit site exists.
But they have a PR 5.
Anybody want to take a stab at explaining this?