4. J.D. Salinger’s Toilet
There are so many crappy jokes that could be made, but it’s no laughing matter that that toilet of the famed reclusive author of The Cather in the Rye was posthumously put on eBay by a North Carolina collectibles dealer. The seller promised the 1962-era toilet hadn’t been cleaned and came with a letter of authenticity. It’s never been reported whether the item was sold —or cleaned. I mean, for that kind of money, at least bust out the Scrubbing Bubbles to up the ante.
5. Britney Spears’ Chewing Gum
The weirdest part of people buying Britney’s gum isn’t that people are buying Britney’s gum, as wads of the stuff have been selling for between $5 and $100 for some time. No, this particular piece was listed at $14,000 by the seller who was competing with himself online to drive up the price. Apparently he had a ticket stub and photos to prove the validity, but it’s still a piece of a popped bubble gum from a pop star. Save your dough and go buy a pack of Trident or something.
6. Brangelina Breath
Not breath mints, although that would still be really creepy, but the actual breath of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was sold for $530. It was reported that, upon request, they breathed into a jar while walking down the red carpet for the premiere of their film Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The seller noted: “We are not guaranteeing this air sample contains air molecules that came in contact with any celebrity epidermal layer or respiratory system, but the sample was captured in proximity of the celebrities and air molecules that did come in direct contact.” A jar of air, people.