8 Bizzare Auctioned Items That Will Make Your Eyes Pop Out!
Celebrity merchandise auctions are pretty common. Usually, it’s the clothes they wore for a movie that’s usually sold for a charitable cause. However, there are certain pieces which go under the hammer that will really shock you.
1. Salman Khan’s Towel – ₹ 1,42, 000
The song ‘Jeene ke hain chaar din’ from the movie, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, is still associated with Salman’s towel dance. The towel he used in the song was auctioned on Ebay in 2009 and was ultimately sold for ₹ 1,42,000. The funds were raised for an NGO called, Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action.
2. Britney Spears’s used chewing gum – $ 14,000
Yup, you read it right! It was a used chewing gum. Another eBay jewel – a spat out chewing gum, apparently that of pop star Britney Spears was auctioned on the site. It was sold for, hold your breath, $14,000! There was no certificate of authenticity, although the seller says it was his ‘personal story of procurement’.
3. Scarlet Johnson’s tissue – $ 5,300
In December 2008, Scarlett Johansson blew her nose on stage at “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” She did so after making a joke about how she had caught a cold from Samuel L. Jackson, and therefore her cold was pretty valuable.
She then announced she would put the tissue up for auction, which she did. The item raised $5,300 for the hunger relief charity USA Harvest.
4. Lady Gaga’s Fake Fingernail – $ 12,000
Lady Gaga’s style and fashion statement are always under the radar of the fashion police. She always matches her dress with her accessories. The singer wore a set of black acrylic nails featuring gold embellishments to the launch of her Fame fragrance. The next day, she wore the same nails to her ‘Born This Way’ Ball tour stop in Dublin, and that’s when one of the nails fell off of her finger. The nail was then recovered by a member of the stage crew. The black embellished nail fell off during her show and was sold on a website for $ 12,000. That’s only ONE Nail, btw!
5. Justin Beiber’s Lock Of Hair – $ 6,700
A single lock of Justin Bieber’s newly-shorn hair is being auctioned off for charity and bids had reached $6,700 on eBay early on Thursday. The then 16-year-old Canadian pop idol cut his trademark floppy hair and presented one of the locks to TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. A lock of Bieber’s hair that was salvaged from his recent haircut sold for $40,668 (US) on Wednesday, with the winning bid coming from the online casino GoldenPalace.com.
6. Justin Timberlake half eaten toast – $ 3,000
Justin Timberlake had left behind as half-eaten French toast, after an interview with a New York radio station. A DJ put the leftover breakfast up for auction, and a 19-year-old superfan placed the winning bid. It was bought for $3000. The proceedings of it went to Timberlake’s charity. Yeah, even food isn’t spared.
7. Angelina and Brad Pitt’s Breath -$ 523
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s breath was sold for $523. The description of the breath, up for an auction, read “Be the first to win this jar of celebrity air, which may contain air molecules that came in direct contact with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.” Still have no idea why someone bought it!
8. Michael Jackson’s Dirty Underwear – $ 1 million
Dirty underwear once worn by Michael Jackson went up for auction on September 10, 2008. Confiscated in 2003 as part of the evidence in a case where child molestation charges were launched against then 50-year-old pop star, the pair of white 28 inch Calvin Klein briefs went up for sale on eBay with a reserve price of $1million.
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