You can buy anything from food to vehicles with just a couple of clicks. Thousands of transactions are made every day, most of them are pretty normal. However once in a while, a bizarre and unexpected item is put into auction. In this list, we will look at 17 of the most unusual and bizarre items that were put up for auction.
1. Single cornflake
On November 2009, Bill Bennett sold a single cornflake for $1.85. He did it as an experiment but he didn’t expect any buyers. “There were no takers at first,” he said, “but then someone offered 1 cent and it grew from there. After a couple of days I agreed to sell it for $1.85.” He said the sale came just in time, as eBay had told him to withdraw the cornflake because he had no “Best Before” date on it. “But it’s sold now, I had some interesting inquiries about it, someone asked if it would mate safely with a sugar puff and another asked if it would be sociable if it was dropped in a fish tank,” he told BBC.
2. Barack Obama toilet paper
If you want to wipe your butt with democracy, this is the toilet paper for you. This item sells for just $5.94 a roll, which would also buy you an entire pack of regular toilet paper, for the record.
3. Giant granny panties
Prank your friends with the world’s biggest pair of underwear. $14.99 will guarantee laughter or confusion, but likely some combination of the two.
4. Money for nothing
We’re not surprised to see this listing come in from Delhi. Apparently, you can spend Rs. 2,000 to earn Rs. 20, because the notes have “lucky” serial numbers. We suppose owning those notes could be considered lucky – because if someone actually buys them then the person who had them just made an easy Rs. 1,980 profit.
5. Driver, with auto
We’re pretty sure that it’s illegal to buy and sell people in India – even online. This enterprising young man in Buxar in Bihar seems to be looking for a patron to fund his transportation business, because you can buy his auto, with driver, for Rs. 1,80,000.
Best line of the ad: “Tampooo.driver.condetion good”
6. Michael Jackson underwear
A pair of Michael Jackson’s boxer shorts were sold, with a reserve price of $1 million. The Calvin Klein undies had been seized as evidence during a 2003 child molestation investigation.
7. Canned unicorn meat
Take home these 14-ounces of delicious unicorn meat, canned for your convenience imported from a small independent cannery in County Meath, Ireland. Crunchy horn bits in every bite – an excellent source of Calcium. Tastes like rotisserie chicken but with a hint of marshmallow sweetness. Okay, for real: you can’t eat this. It’s a dismembered stuffed unicorn in a can. Bidding price: 12.49$
8. Someone to stand in a queue for you.
The Linestanding website says: “We provide persons to stand in line anywhere in the greater Washington DC area, and specialize in United States Congressional hearings and their respective committees as well as the US Supreme Court. Submit your details and our secure reservation form takes care of the rest. We also offer real-time rendezvous confirmation.”
9. Guard your banana
For all those times you wish your banana had just a little more protection we introduce to you the most efficient banana defense mechanism known to man…the banana guard.
10. Justin Timberlake’s french toast
In March of 2000, after N Sync had breakfast on a morning TV program, someone ended up taking home Justin’s half eaten toast and selling it for nearly $4,000.
11. USB pet rock
All you have to do is plug the cable into the rock, sit back, and watch it not do anything. The best part is, the casing comes with pores on the carton for the pet to breathe easily (Huh!).
12. Imaginary friend
Strangely enough, the image you see is an actual picture provided by the seller of his imaginary friend known as Jon Malipieman. It might sound crazy but the invisible companion sold for nearly $3,000.
13. Parents! Enough said.
51-year-old Michael Amatrudo from Connecticut put a posting on Craigslist in 2009 to sell his elderly parents, asking for $155 in return.
14. Kidney stone
Star Trek actor William Shatner sold his kidney stone for $20,000 when he put it up for sale online to see how much a piece of him was worth. He ended up giving the money to charity.
15. Steering wheel work surface tray
Multitasking at its finest! This helpful customer review for this tray sure seems to agree:
My husband Brad always warns me not to try and update my Facebook page while I’m driving. ‘You’ll hit another pedestrian,’ he says. ‘This isn’t the enterprise, there isn’t a deflector array.’ Then along comes a miracle product like this! I can now happily fly at warp speed down the streets of Los Angeles, laptop or mobile device perched right in front of me, so I can keep both eyes right on it and on the road. It’s so much easier to ignore all the frightened screams and annoying honking when you’ve got Facebook to look at while driving. Thank you, wheel mate!”
16. Urine powered batteries
Leave it to the Japanese to inventing something like this.
17. Fake toilet pee
Just released and taking the prank world by storm. Whether you’re at home, at a friend’s or at the office, PeePuck gag gift provides days of laughter, frustration and confusion for all. One pee-puck in the toilet reservoir provides days of yellow flushes! Starting bid: $1.89.