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03-27-2010, 03:02 PM
Check this out. Some of them are insane. (http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1918340_1918344,00.html)

1. An auction for some Los Angeles real estate Monday may have set a new price-per-foot record and all for a place without much of a view. A cemetery crypt located directly above Marilyn Monroe's final resting place sold on eBay for $4.6 million after a 10-day auction

2. Books about steroids that contained steroids!

3. There's nothing special about buying a used camera on eBay unless that camera is previously owned by a British spy and still contains top-secret data.

4. For one seller, it proved quite lucrative: a grilled-cheese portrait of the Virgin Mary fetched $28,000 from the casino when it sold on eBay in 2004

5. "You can choose either kidney," an eBay auctioneer known as "hchero" wrote in 1999 when he posted a listing for one of his own organs. "Of course only one for sale, as I need the other one to live.

6. The tiny town of Bridgeville, Calif. was auctioned in 2002 for just under $1.8 million, a price that included about 83 acres and a dozen homes and cabins.

7. In 2001, Jason Black and Frances Schroeder offered the naming rights to their unborn son on eBay.

8. Reporters try to stay on top of the news, but the staff of New York's Newsday was blindsided in 2007 by the auction of three Pulitzer prize medals that once belonged to the paper.

9. Natalie Dylan, a 22-year-old from San Diego attempted to sell her virginity on eBay in January, only to have her auction suspended by the company.

10. Are you a die-hard Michael Phelps fan disappointed that you can't get your hands on a gold metal from his massive collection? How about the next best thing the bong depicted in Phelps' infamous marijuana photos.